The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

Like having a communications coach in your back pocket, this guide gives tips for building a collaborative culture focused on what matters most--working together to achieve student success.

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

Steer high-stakes conversations with staff and students toward win-win outcomes with this handy pocket guide to effective communication. Includes scripts, case studies, and checklists.

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

For every headteacher who has ever wished for a quick reference guide to keeping challenging conversations on course, the ideal tool is here.

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

For every headteacher who has ever wished for a quick reference guide to keeping challenging conversations on course, the ideal tool is here. Inside are all the skills you need for navigating high-stakes interactions with staff, parents, students, and district leaders and steering them toward win-win solutions

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

"Steer high-stakes conversations with staff and students toward win-win outcomes with this handy pocket guide to effective communication. Includes scripts, case studies, and checklists"-- Provided by publisher.

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

"Steer high-stakes conversations with staff and students toward win-win outcomes with this handy pocket guide to effective communication. Includes scripts, case studies, and checklists"-- Provided by publisher.

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

In reality it can be quite easy to rationalize why a conversation can be avoided. Jennifer Abrams (2009) has explored eighteen reasons why challenging conversations might be avoided by the school leader. In summary, here are several key ...

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

Steer high-stakes conversations with staff and students toward win-win outcomes with this handy pocket guide to effective communication. Includes scripts, case studies, and checklists.

The Principal as Leader of the Equitable School

The seven handbooks in this series are these: • The Principal as Leader of the Equitable School • The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations • The Principal as Professional Learning Community Leader • The Principal as ...

The Principal as Leader of the Equitable School

Create a learning environment that erases achievement gaps! This book provides action steps for empowering students and staff, working with the community, and assessing progress toward equity.

Understanding the Principalship

An International Guide to Principal Preparation Charles L. Slater, Sarah W. Nelson ... Sustaining success in challenging contexts: Leadership in English schools. ... The principal as leader of challenging conversations.

Understanding the Principalship

This volume originates from the International Study of Principal Preparation (ISPP), a collaborative project representing nearly a decade of research on principal preparation in countries throughout the world. Through focused stages of research, the ISPP systematically examined the kinds of preparation available to principals and how this preparation serves principals in their first years in the post. The authors attend to dynamic changes that are affecting the way principals work. Demographic shifts, globalization, and emerging technologies are transforming the world and the role of educational leaders. Economic and political forces are causing waves of migration from one country to another. Even within the same country, changes in labour markets and political turmoil are pushing people into new communities. The authors provide extensive reviews of literature on educational administrator preparation and also offer a perspective on local history and culture. They develop an intercultural approach to understanding the principalship and to highlight marginalized and underrepresented groups.

The Influential School Leader

Disagreements and conflict are encouraged, and influential school leaders are prepared to facilitate and participate in challenging conversations. A young principal in her third year at a new school shared the following story: We were ...

The Influential School Leader

The Influential School Leader is a unique, accessible guide for any leader seeking to improve their vision and positively influence school communities in the face of adversity. A successful school today requires a nimble learning environment that is supportive, welcoming, and inspiring for teachers, students, and families. Based on numerous contributions from social and organizational psychology, this book provides a dynamic framework that prepares education stakeholders to examine problems from multiple perspectives and dimensions to create durable solutions. An ideal resource for principals, superintendents, department heads, school psychologists, and other educators in positions of leadership, this expansive toolkit is packed with pragmatic strategies and relatable vignettes.

Having Hard Conversations

Designed to help educators confidently lead difficult conversations, this insightful book offers interactive exercises, sample scripts, and a step-by-step approach to help realize positive outcomes.

Having Hard Conversations

Designed to help educators confidently lead difficult conversations, this insightful book offers interactive exercises, sample scripts, and a step-by-step approach to help realize positive outcomes.

BRAVO Principal

My goal in the course was to involve my Ed Leadership students in “difficult conversations” about race but in addition, to extend these “difficult conversations” to other cultural issues evidenced on the school campus.

BRAVO Principal

It is only through effective leadership actions that principals can become outstanding leaders. By building relationships that value all stakeholders—including teachers, students, parents, and community members—your actions will lead to a thriving school. This book provides you with the tools for emphasizing shared purpose, caring, integrity, and honesty so you can Build Relationships with Actions that Value Others. In this updated edition, you’ll find out how to: Establish trusting relationship based on mutual support, respect, and empowerment. Demonstrate cultural responsiveness by embracing diversity and integrating multicultural awareness throughout the curriculum. Employ creative concern-solving strategies and address conflicts with students, parents, and staff. Develop a learning culture to nurture student and teacher achievement. Each chapter concludes with a set of review questions to help you to reflect, evaluate, and improve upon your leadership skills. Filled with suggestions for actions that you can apply today, this book shows you how to become a BRAVO Principal!

Leading from the Trenches

In fact, the principal should do the exact opposite. Leaders should always presume positive intent when beginning these difficult conversations with teachers. There is no doubt that these conversations will be difficult.

Leading from the Trenches

Leading from the Trenches assists principals in building their own capacity to become true instructional leaders in their school. Filled with advice and insights, it will transform a principal from school manager to instructional leader. Principals will also learn how to focus on being a leader while building the leadership capacity of everyone.

The Principal s Hot Seat

Preparing school leaders for a changing world: Lessons from exemplary leadership development programs. ... Managing difficult, frustrating, and challenging conversations: Strategies for savvy administrators ...

The Principal s Hot Seat

"The Principal's Hot Seat features video footage of aspiring who are challenged to think on their feet and respond to agitated teachers, angry students, and irate parents in a way that reflects their knowledge of the law, school leadership standards and their own styles. In addition to DVD, the book features background information and a complete transcript of the conversation, allowing for careful analysis of the principal's performance"--

Passionate Leadership

They embrace the mantra that Today I will grow by challenging myself to be the best I can. ... Results Through Passionate Leadership Inspiring Change and Reaching Goals Through Data Consciousness and Difficult Conversations Principal ...

Passionate Leadership

Reignite your passion for serving children! This is an inspiring call to action for teachers and principals around the world to recommit to passionately serving children, building the communities children deserve, and celebrating our successes. The authors of this book examine what it takes to be a passionate leader and take courageous actions which lead to student growth and success. Educators ready to push to new heights and break boundaries will find: Practical ideas and suggestions for how to serve as a beacon of hope in the field First-hand experiences from enthusiastic leaders modeling what passionate leadership looks like Charts and graphs that will help you assess your strong points and identify areas you can improve on

Difficult Conversations

This specific principal was not someone who I would consider “fun,” but he supported my practice, guided me into leadership positions that I desired, provided reasoning behind decisions, and supported ...

Difficult Conversations

This is a great resource for teachers and administrators to communicate more effectively.

The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision

Using “tools as the basis for challenging conversations with principals” to strengthen their “instructional leadership practice” was a means by which ILDs could support principals' instructional leadership (p.

The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision

An authoritative guide to educational supervision in today’s complex environment The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision offers a comprehensive resource that explores the evolution of supervision through contributions from a panel of noted experts. The text explores a wealth of topics including recent and dramatic changes in the complex context of today’s schools. This important resource: Describes supervision in a historical context Includes a review of adult learning and professional community Reviews new teacher preparation and comprehensive induction systems Contains perspectives on administrative feedback, peer coaching and collaboration Presents information on professional development and job-embedding learning Examines policy and implementation challenges in teacher evaluation Written for researchers, policy analysts, school administrators and supervisors, The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision draws on concepts, theories and research from other closely related fields of study to enhance and challenge our understanding of educational supervision.

JSL Vol 23 N2

... and legitimacy to lead challenging conversations about teaching and learning. Strong principal leadership is needed to clarify role expectations, support, legitimize, and activate the instructional leadership capacity of department ...

JSL Vol 23 N2

The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

Stories of Caring School Leadership

Before the end of the day in which this coaching conversation took place, Ms. Lewis had e-mailed the principal asking for another ... Mrs. Feldman's conversations with staff, even the most challenging conversations, seemed effortless.

Stories of Caring School Leadership

Real-life examples to inform and inspire caring in your leadership practices! The practice of caring is essential to effective schooling. Stories of Caring School Leadership is a comprehensive resource of powerful, real-life stories of caring leadership practice. Readers will find stories that • will help aspiring and practicing leaders reflect upon and further develop caring as a quality of their leadership • affirm the importance of caring as a fundamental quality of school leadership • provide examples of caring school leadership in action that can be analyzed, reflected upon, and used to develop practice • make clear the connection between caring leadership and student academic success and well-being

You re the Principal Now What

Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders Jen Schwanke. Prepare yourself for tough conversations. It's inevitable: at times, you will have to have some tough conversations. As much as we would like to think we will always be ...

You re the Principal  Now What

A principal's job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor's guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon. Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including Establishing productive professional relationships Building and maintaining a positive school culture Resolving conflict among staff and parents Providing effective instructional leadership Supporting students' social-emotional needs Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates Managing the facility and the budget Providing focused and effective professional development Prioritizing responsibilities Learning from student and schoolwide data Planning for growth and change Working through behavior and discipline issues Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones Leading effective meetings Maintaining balance The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you'll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, "Now what?" It's the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.

Educational Leadership through a Practice Lens

An ecological case study of the benefits and challenges of socially-just leadership engaging in 'challenging conversations' about social disharmony.Journal of Educational Administration and History ...

Educational Leadership through a Practice Lens


Countdown to the Principalship

The Educator's Guide to Successful Difficult Conversations Barbara E. Sanderson Lead with Me: A Principal's Guide to Teacher Leadership Gayle Moller and Anita Pankake Dealing with Difficult Teachers, Second Edition Todd Whitaker Dealing ...

Countdown to the Principalship

This book displays tools and templates for planning, organizing, and monitoring a beginning principal's daily tasks.

Turning a School Around

This is where the principal as an instructional leader earns her keep. It is definitely a difficult task. ... current relationships with their staffs encourage or deter the crucial conversations required of an instructional leader.

Turning a School Around

Currently in education everyone is debating what is required to turn around struggling campuses. Some argue the need for additional programs, some suggest merit pay to bring in and retain the most effective teachers. What this book will argue is that is rests solely on the shoulders of the principal. As the book will discuss, it is the principals job to hire and train quality teachers to ensure students receive the high quality instruction they deserve. In order for principals to accomplish this task, there are certain aspects of instructional leadership they must understand and be able to put into practice. Principals first and foremost must truly understand instruction. Principals must understand how to evaluate students and teachers through formative assessment. Principals have to find ways to get into classrooms as opposed to finding ways that keep them out. Finally, principals must understand data well enough that they can truly hear the story the data is telling. It is through these aspects of instructional leadership that principals are able turn campuses around.