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What can principals do to help teachers improve student learning? In this engaging guide, award-winning educator and former principal William Sterrett offers practical advice to principals on how to nurture the most crucial resource in the school—the teachers. Discover real-world action steps that can help you create a culture of collaboration, support internal leaders, and model continuous improvement by concentrating on what works:
Book: (ASCD Arias publication, 2015) 5” x 7 3/4”, 52 pages
E-Book: (ASCD E-Book, 2015) PDF e-book accompanied by bonus MOBI and EPUB files for use on e-book readers like the Kindle and the Nook. See the e-book FAQ link for information about device compatibility.
“Once you believe in enhancing teacher leadership, the next question is how? Drawing on his vast experience as a teacher, principal, author and consultant, Bill Sterrett provides many practical suggestions, tips, and resources for energizing individuals’ leadership capacities—not only for staff and community but also for students as leaders of the future.”
Arthur L. CostaProfessor Emeritus, California State UniversitySacramento, CA
“This thoughtful, practical book shares leadership strategies that are simple but incredibly effective. Sterrett envisions the principal’s role is to develop the collective effort of teachers through engaging them in dialogue, professional development, and problem solving where the student is always at the center. A great read and a great set of tools that can be immediately put to use.” Allison ZmudaAuthor, Education ConsultantVirginia Beach, VA
“Process. Practice. Produce. This is what effective school leaders do with efficiency. This book is a practical guide for administrators to process key strategies for developing teacher leadership, put those strategies into practice, and produce lasting results for teachers and students.” Kimberly James (Milken National Educator, NC, 2010)Assistant Principal, Guilford County SchoolsGreensboro, NC
“As a building principal, it is important to harness all the leadership potential within the school. This book gives strategies to build teacher leadership. You will walk away with fabulous ideas that you can implement in your own school.” Dr. Kris MitznerPrincipal, Winborn ElementaryKaty, TX
Design thinking is a person-centered, problem-solving process that’s a go-to for innovative businesses and gaining traction with school leaders interested in positive change. But understanding design thinking is one thing; actually putting it in play is something else. Authors Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson offer educators a practical guide for navigating design thinking’s invigorating challenges and reaping its considerable rewards. They dig deep into the five-stage design thinking process, highlighting risk factors and recommending specific steps to keep you moving forward.