Facilitator's Guide to Failure Is Not an OptionŽ: 6 Principles for Making Student Success the ONLY Option

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Corwin Press, Nov 24, 2009 - Education - 88 pages
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Help ensure that failure is never an option for any child by demonstrating how school leaders can apply six powerful principles to create successful, sustainable high-performing schools!

The resources in this facilitator's guide can also be found at the HOPE Foundation Web site at www.hopefoundation.org.

 

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Contents

Failure Is Not an Option 6 Principles for Making Student Success the ONLY Option Second Edition by Alan M Blankstein
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Chapter 1 Why Failure Is Not an Option
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Chapter 2 Courageous Leadership for School Success
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Chapter 3 10 Common Routes to Failure and How to Avoid Each
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Chapter 4 Relational Trust as Foundation for the Learning Community
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Common Mission Vision Values and Goals
10
Ensuring Achievement for All StudentsSystems for Prevention and Intervention
12
Collaborative Teaming Focused on Teaching for Learning
14
Resource 5 Williamston Graphic Organizer and Rubric for Writing
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Resource 6 Williamston Professional Development Agenda
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Resource 7 Strategies for Making Time
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Resource 8 SelfAssessment
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Resource 9 Strategies for Dealing With Resistance
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Resource 10 Running River Elementary School Mission Statement
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Resource 11 Development Process for Mission Vision Values and Goals
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Resource 12 Worksheet for Developing a School Improvement Plan
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DataBased Decision Making for Continuous Improvement
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Gaining Active Engagement From Family and Community
18
Building Sustainable Leadership Capacity
20
Wrap Up Your Reading With Reflection
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Resources
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Resource 1 FNO Snapshot Rubric for Educational Leaders
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Resource 2 FNO StudentSuccess Model and CriticalSuccess Factors
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Tying Professional Development to Results
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Resource 4 FNO Tuning Protocol
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Resource 13 Pyramid of Support at Coyote Ridge Elementary School
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Resource 14 Developing a System of Prevention and Intervention
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Resource 15 Instructional Learning Walks
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Resource 16 Checklist for Using Diagnostic Preteaching Assessments
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Resource 17 Checklist for Using Formative Assessments
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Resource 18 Checklist for Using Summative Assessments
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Workshop Evaluation Form
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About the author (2009)

Award-winning author and educational leader, Alan Blankstein served for 25 years as President of the HOPE Foundation, which he founded and whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He worked for Phi Delta Kappa, March of Dimes, and Solution Tree, which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years while launching Professional Learning Communities beginning in the late 1980s. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an OptionŽ: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the Book of the Year award from Learning Forward. Alan is Senior Editor, lead contributor, and/or author of 18 books, including Excellence Through Equity with Pedro Noguera, (In Press).  He also authored some 20 articles in leading education print including Education Week, Educational Leadership, The Principal, and Executive Educator. Alan has provided keynote presentations and workshops for virtually every major U.S. Ed Org, and throughout the UK, Africa, and the Middle East.  Alan has served on the Harvard International Principals Centers advisory board, and the Jewish Child Care Agency, where he once was a youth in residence.

 

 

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