Finding Your Leadership Focus: What Matters Most for Student Results

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Teachers College Press, 2011 - Education - 158 pages
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In his new book, author and international keynoter Douglas Reeves addresses a major challenge faced by today's school leaders: an ever-growing load of programs and initiatives. To help school leaders at every level, Reeves identifies a specific set of practices that are more strongly associated with improvements instudent achievement. This book is essential reading for new and veteran principals, teacher leaders, and PLC book study groups.
 

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Contents

The Law of Initiative Fatigue
1
The Research
12
The Essential Cluster of Leadership Practices
24
From Theory to RealWorld Impact
33
Weeding the Garden
43
Focus at the System Level
51
Focus at the School Level
65
How Leaders Can Help Classroom Teachers to Focus Save Time and Improve Achievement
76
The Research in Depth
101
PIM Planning Implementation and Monitoring School Improvement Audit
127
Galileos Dilemma The Illusion of Scientific Certainty in Educational Research
136
Guidelines for Data Walls or The Science Fair for Grownups
140
Science Fair Reflections The Treasure Hunt
143
References
145
Index
149
About the Author
158

Assessing and Sustaining Your Leadership Focus
92

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About the author (2011)

Douglas B. Reeves is the founder of the Leadership and Learning Center, Englewood, Colorado. He was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education and received the Distinguished Service Award from the NASSP.

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