Dealing With The Tough Stuff

Author: John Gabriel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238621
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The much-needed leadership tips and tools for new school administrators Fledgling school administrators are often ill-prepared for their new leadership role and are frequently left to their own devices to navigate the slippery terrain of school administration. Dealing with the Tough Stuff: Practical Solutions for School Administrators addresses some of the thornier aspects of being an assistant principal such as handling discipline, mediating student conflicts, working with parents, facilitating parent conferences, and working with staff members. This handy guide will teach the tricks of the trade in order to survive and thrive in the job. Filled with the information that is rarely taught but school leaders need to know to be effective administrators Written by John Gabriel and Paul Farmer, two veteran and award-winning school leaders Includes strategies and illustrative examples for dealing with the down-to-earth problems that confront school administrators Practical and insightful, the book covers everything from working effectively with parents and staff to mediating conflicts.

Beyond Books Butts And Buses

Author: Rebecca Good
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607098814
Size: 76.66 MB
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Beyond Books, Butts, and Buses: Ten Steps to Help Assistant Principals Become Effective Instructional Leaders is intended for ambitious future principals who recognize the importance of researching and preparing for that esteemed position. It contains ten steps that will lead those who are stuck in the duty world of books, butts, and buses to find ways to prepare for instructional leadership.

Dealing With The Tough Stuff

Author: Margot Fraser
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458726444
Size: 58.90 MB
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This is what you won't read about in business school. Through decades of running businesses, Lisa, Margot and the case-study interviewees included here have learned about dealing with 'the tough-stuff'. The narrators and contributors provide guidance and counsel and relate true, sometimes shocking, stories about their companies that exemplify the hardships other entrepreneurs will encounter. Because the contributors are diverse leaders from various sectors and industries the book is useful to new, existing and shifting entrepreneurs. It follows the trajectories of successful business leaders throughout the nation who have faced a host of problems and survived. Here is a book that readers can look to for affirmation, hope and tools. The authors and case-study participants supply tried-and-true methods for addressing these struggles. ' Dealing with the Tough Stuff ' is honest help told through entrepreneurs' engaging stories of failure and triumph.

The Principalship

Author: Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780132613644
Size: 24.67 MB
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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133833631. The new Seventh Edition of the widely popular text from Sergiovanni and Green, The Principalship, gives readers an authoritative look at where and how principals spend their time, standards that inform their behavior, and the competencies they need to master in order to be effective. In it, a new theory for the principalship is advocated that encourages practitioners and students to aspire to the highest good for themselves and all stakeholders. The book addresses today's most current issues; includes updated research on the principalship; features video clips and Self-Check Quizzes (in the Pearson eText only) and scenarios illustrating important concepts; and continues to focus on leadership as a moral craft that advocates imagination, creativity, and ethical integrity. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

What S The Deal With Teens And Time Management

Author: Leslie Josel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990889151
Size: 60.98 MB
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Time management is a challenge for everyone, but it is a particularly daunting challenge for middle and high school students. There is an expectation that at their age they should be independent and know how to get things done on their own. But teens are busier than ever. Between homework, school, afterschool activities, family, friends, jobs, and more, teens often find that their time is truly NOT their own. Add in the fact that they often lack the tools to manage their time; maybe it's a little unrealistic for parents to expect their teenagers to instinctively know how to manage time. "What's the Deal with Teens and Time Management" takes parents step-by-step through the basics of teaching their teens the time management skills they need to succeed-at school, at work and in life! This is a user-friendly guide full of best practice solutions for helping teens stay on top of their homework, avoid procrastination traps, get out the door in the morning with minimal conflict and manage the use of their electronics. In a readable, breezy and witty fashion, Josel opens the door to the world of time management, what it really means, why it's important and why your teen probably doesn't "get it." And throughout the book, Josel offers up the "Triple Ts" - her tried and true Tips, Tools and Techniques - to provide support and guidance for parents looking to help their teens understand, develop and implement time management skills. In this book, you'll learn: The FIVE mindsets parents need to start their teen on the journey of time management awareness. How to create a "Personal Homework Profile" to better understand how your teen tackles homework. How to help your teen create a time sense and develop "future awareness." How to pick an appropriate paper or electronic academic planner and how to properly plan their time. How to create a peaceful and calm morning routine to get your teen out the door in the morning without anxiety and frustration. Case studies, useful resources, Leslie's straight talk and much, much more! Time Management is a Life Skill that Doesn't Come Naturally to Everyone. It Can be Learned."

Dealing With Difficult Parents

Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317382528
Size: 79.48 MB
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Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers face on a daily basis. Whether trying to resolve a heated argument or delivering bad news, it is essential to know how to handle difficult situations and establish positive relationships with your students’ parents. In this updated second edition of the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, award-winning educators Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore help you develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. The book’s features include: Tools to help you understand parents’ motivations and how to work with them rather than against them; Detailed scripts for dealing with even the most stubborn and volatile parents; New strategies for increasing parent involvement to foster student success; An all-new chapter on the role that social media can play in interacting with parents; and A new chapter on initiating contact with parents to build positive credibility. This must-read book will equip you with the skills you need to expertly navigate even the most challenging encounters with parents, and walk away feeling that you have made a positive and meaningful impact.

How To Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking The Bank

Author: John G. Gabriel
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616454
Size: 75.76 MB
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How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank will help you improve your school without investing in externally developed, expensive, and time-consuming reform programs or initiatives. It's packed with replicable strategies and practical tools that educators in any school can incorporate to transform the culture and improve student achievement and professional practice. You'll learn how to * Hone your own leadership and grow new leaders among your staff; * Develop a vision and a mission for your school; * Promote excellence among both staff and students; * Make the most of your time and facilitate effective meetings; and * Mine and use data with purpose. For most schools, times are tough and money is tight--but school leaders must still focus on how to steadily improve student achievement. Academic performance will improve in the long term only if your school has a healthy culture marked by integrity, a strong work ethic, collaboration, and reflective risk taking. Strengthening those foundational elements will help you sustain positive change in your school, even in difficult economic times. The good news is that you already have the resources you need to help your school thrive. This book will help you to maximize them.

College Stress Solutions

Author: Kelci Lynn Lucier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440570914
Size: 67.39 MB
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The tools you need to overcome everyday stress! Between trying to make the grade and finding a job in a market that continues to stagnate, there's more pressure than ever before to succeed. But the stress that comes from this pressure can also keep you from achieving your goals. College Stress Solutions teaches you how to use simple exercises to overcome your anxiety and find success while at school. From completing assignments on a tight deadline to dealing with classmates to thinking about your future, this book gives you the tools and advice you need to feel more calm, relaxed, and motivated each and every day. With these easy yet effective solutions, you'll conquer any social or academic demand that comes your way as you work toward your degree. Whether you're cramming for an exam or fighting with your roommate, you'll be able to move past your worries--and score the grades to prove it!

Skills Of An Effective Administrator

Author: Robert L. Katz
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 163369139X
Size: 26.10 MB
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While there is a widespread belief that some people are born to lead, the existence of an "ideal manager" is almost entirely a myth. Basic skills—the ones that most employees can learn - are often more important than personality traits. In Skills of an Effective Administrator, Robert L. Katz identifies the three fundamental abilities companies should seek to develop in their managers. Find out for yourself how these vital skills can be put to work today. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

Discipline With Dignity

Author: Richard L. Curwin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416607463
Size: 44.13 MB
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Discipline with Dignity details an affirming approach to managing the classroom that promotes respect for self and others. This completely updated 3rd edition offers practical solutions that emphasize relationship building, curriculum relevance, and academic success. The emphasis is on preventing problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions, but the authors also include intervention strategies for handling common and severe problems in dignified ways. Filled with real-life examples and authentic teacher-student dialogues, Discipline with Dignity is a comprehensive and flexible system of prevention and intervention tools that shows how educators at all levels can *Be fair without necessarily treating every student the same way. *Customize the classroom to reflect today's highly diverse and inclusive student population. *Seek students' help in creating values-based rules and appropriate consequences. *Use humor appropriately and effectively to respond to abusive language. *Fine-tune strategies to resolve issues with chronically misbehaving students and "ringleaders" or bullies. This book is not simply a compendium of strategies for dealing with bad behavior. It is a guide to helping students see themselves in a different way, to changing the way they interact with the world. The strategies innate to this approach help students make informed choices to behave well. When they do, they become more attuned to learning and to understanding how to use what they learn to improve their lives and the lives of others--with dignity.