Qualities of Effective Principals

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ASCD, 2008 - Education - 250 pages
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What does it take to be a good school principal? No two principals work in exactly the same way, but research shows that effective principals do focus on a core set of factors that are critical to fostering success for all students. In Qualities of Effective Principals, James H. Stronge, Holly B. Richard, and Nancy Catano delineate these factors and show principals how to successfully balance the needs and priorities of their school and continuously develop and refine their leadership skills. Throughout the book, the authors provide readers with helpful tools and extensive research that will help them to


*Develop a blueprint for sustained school leadership

*Create an effective school climate for learning

*Select, support, and retain high-quality teachers and staff

*Assess instructional high quality

*Build a foundation for organizational management

*Create, maintain, and strengthen community relationships

*Make contributions to the professional educational community

*Define their critical role in student achievement

This book also includes practical skills checklists, quality indicators and red flags for effective leadership, and an extensive annotated bibliography. Qualities of Effective Principals is an excellent resource for both experienced and new principals committed to developing and leading strong schools that help all students succeed.

 

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Contents

Part 1What It Means to Be an Effective Principal
1
Supporting Best Practice
3
The Heart of the School
16
Selecting Supporting and Retaining Quality Teachers and Staff
35
Assessing Instructional Quality
65
Building a Foundation for Teaching and Learning
88
Working with Internal and External Constituencies
110
Making a Contribution to the Educational Community
123
Tools You Can Use
147
Section IPrincipal Skills Assessment Checklists
151
Section IIPrincipal Quality Indicators and Red Flags
163
Section IIIAnnotated Bibliography
181
References
227
Index
245
About the Authors
249
Copyright

The Principals Role in Student Achievement
138

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Heritage Professor of Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

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