The New Principal's Fieldbook: Strategies for Success

The New Principal's Fieldbook: Strategies for Success by Pamela Robbins, Harvey B. Alvy 087120858X 9780871208583
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As unprecedented numbers of veteran principals enter their retirement years, schools and districts must quickly meet the challenge of hiring and training many new and effective leaders. These newcomers need clear and practical solutions to the complex dilemmas they will face everyday on the job.Grounded in recent research and successful practices, The New Principal?s Fieldbook prepares the newcomer for the unexpected twists and turns in school leadership. Pam Robbins and Harvey Alvy weave new principals? stories, effective strategies, and advice from successful practitioners and researchers on the topics critical to a newcomer?s success:? Creating a shared vision that places student learning at the heart of the school? Transforming toxic cultures into positive ones? Dealing with challenging experiences and surprises? Promoting quality teaching and student learning? Creating professional learning communities? Facilitating change within the school culture? Building productive partnerships with the central office, parents, and the community? Working with unions, budgets, the law, and the media? Balancing personal and professional livesRobbins and Alvy guide readers through important concepts and practices, including instructional leadership, differentiated supervision, emotional intelligence, crisis intervention, job embedding learning, time management, and more. At the end of each chapter, they invite readers to reflect on how to use the strategies in real situations.From everyday management tasks to the larger goals of student success, The New Principal?s Fieldbook is an essential guide for new and aspiring principals, helping them shape their own vision and practice to create a climate of excellence in the school.      

Author: Pamela Robbins, Harvey B. Alvy

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 305

Publisher: ASCD

Publication Date: 2004-04-15


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