School Leadership: Case Studies Solving School Problems

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R&L Education, Jan 16, 2011 - Education - 136 pages
Parents, lawmakers, supervisors, and unions are among the many constituencies that demand influence, if not control, of the educational process. How does the school administrator balance all the needs of the various groups and still remain true to the ultimate, though most powerless constituency: the students? Through case studies and anecdotes based on real-life experiences, the authors share the ups and downs of the educational world, seeking to find the balance that is most effective in ensuring success. School Leadership:Case Studies Solving School Problems details decision making and actions taken that dramatically affect the success of students and schools as well as school systems. This second edition continues and improves on the first edition with a series of new and timely school leadership case studies that require the reader to reflect on the variety of issues that cross the principal's desk every day. The reader will find the case studies and anecdotes highly absorbing. They are so real, fraught with complexity, and will require the reader to use a sophisticated decision-making process.
 

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Contents

TwentyFirstCentury School Leadership Best Practices
1
Talent Multipliersand Diminishers
7
Is Test Practice Effective Instruction?
11
Zacharys Achilles Heel
17
Good Communication Is Essential
21
A Betrayal of Trust?
27
The Principal as the Instructional Leader Part 1
31
The Principal as the Instructional Leader Part 2
35
Culture Shock
95
The BMW Teacher
101
The Vision Thing
105
Serving Two Masters
109
The Game Plan
113
Is Bernie Burning Out?
117
But Can She Teach?
121
A Community of Teachers
125

We Are Normal Too
39
The Elemiddle School
45
A Community of Principals
49
Ninety Percent of Success Is Showing Up
53
School Leadership Committee
57
A Principals Report Card
61
Will Cheating Strike Out Bobby?
65
The Chart Attack
69
Fighting Fat
73
Town on the Rebound?
77
Making a Mark
81
Management Stuff
85
Visiting the Classes
91
The Good Parents Association President
129
The Petulant Parents Association President
133
HandsOn Science
137
Innovative Staff Development
141
InSchool Suspension
145
The New Teacher
149
Ongoing Assessment
153
Social Studies Instruction
157
A Difference of Styles
161
When Pupil Achievement Goes South
165
A Tug of Conscience
169
About the Authors
173
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Benjamin Piltch, now retired, has had extensive experience as a classroom teacher, central office administrator, principal, college professor and college administrator for an education master's degree program. He has presented at many conferences locally and nationally. Terrence Quinn is associate professor and coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program at Queens College, New York City. His work as a school principal earned him national recognition as Reader's Digest American Hero in Education.

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