Insider's Guide to School Leadership: Getting Things Done Without Losing Your Mind

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Wiley, Jan 23, 2006 - Education - 128 pages
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Mark F. Goldberg--noted educator, writer, speaker, and consultant--offers an operating manual of tools, tips, and techniques for dealing with the challenges that active school administrators face every day. The book covers vital topics such as?recruiting and supervising staff, school safety, meeting planning, understanding data, staff development, and leadership.?Designed to be an easy-to-use reference, each topic includes practical, commonsense policies and bulleted lists of advice and examples--all based on Dr. Goldberg's own experience, as well as that of outstanding educators around the country, and best practices from the field.

"In this smart, readable guide, readers will discover useful examples and illustrative cases--from setting up hiring committees to organizing faculty retreats and crisis management teams--presented in an accessible, encouraging tone."
--Sondra Perl, professor of English and urban education, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

"This is the one book of practical value every assistant principal, principal, and curriculum director should own and keep near his or her desk as a reference."
--Manual J. Justiz, dean, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin

"If ever there was a 'how to' book for administrators, it is Insider's Guide to School Leadership."
--Joseph Hayward, principal, Plainview-Old Bethpage High School, Plainview, New York

"The samples and counter-examples are tremendously illustrative, and the rules and guidelines both realistic and concrete."
--Giselle O. Martin-Kniep, president, Learner-Centered Initiatives, Ltd., and founder and president, Center for the Study of Expertise in Teaching and Learning

"This leader/reader-friendly book synthesizes Dr. Goldberg's twenty-four years of experience in public school administration and offers helpful advice on leadership issues."
--Phyllis Glassman, deputy superintendent, Ossining Union Free School District, Ossining, New York

"All administrators would benefit from reading this book."
--Martin G. Brooks, superintendent of schools, Plainview-Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York

"A compendium of valuable insights into the nuts and bolts of school administration. It is an important guide for the novice administrator and will certainly concomitantly assist the seasoned administrator."
--Thomas Heinegg, principal, Northport Middle School, Northport-East Northport Union Free School District, Northport, Long Island, New York

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Mark F. Goldberg, Ph.D., had a thirty-two-year public school career in New York State, including twenty-four years as an administrator on Long Island. For the past twelve years, Goldberg has been an education writer and book editor as well as a consultant and speaker.

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