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Being a school principal is tough, and if you're a current or aspiring principal who occasionally questions why you took on this career or how you can get better, here is the perfect book to help you reflect, restore, and reenergize your work. Award-winning principal and ASCD best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele answers 50 vital questions all principals should ask themselves. In his inimitable style, Kafele lays out the touchstones for maintaining strong leadership habits, inspiring excellence and collaboration in others, and engaging an entire school community in striving to be the best. Read this book to understand why Kafele is one of the most sought-after consultants in education, and use his counsel to transform your practice and deepen your commitment to school excellence.
(ASCD book, 2015) 6" x 9", 102 pages
So, you want to be a principal? Are you a new principal who could benefit from the wisdom of a successful four-time principal? Could you use help preparing for a school administrator job interview? Then this is the book for you. In The Aspiring Principal 50, school leadership expert Baruti Kafele presents reflective questions aimed at assisting both new and aspiring school leaders as they work to become effective school leaders and consider making a leap to a leadership position, respectively.
Children are born learning machines who want to learn and can organize and manage their own learning. Unfortunately, today children have little choice over what they do in school and how and when they do it. Children prepared in this “other-determined” manner will be poorly equipped to navigate an adult world requiring that they act autonomously and self-direct learning to acquire skills in rapidly changing environments. In Teaching Students to Become Self-Determined Learners, Michael Wehmeyer and Yong Zhao explore the how and why of self-determined learning—which emphasizes autonomy and choice, turning over ownership for learning to students by supporting them in engaging in activities that are of personal value to them, thus enabling them to act volitionally.