On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities

On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities

On Common Ground is the first book in the Leading Edge series. The Leading Edge is the undefined space where leaders venture to impact change it is the place where transformation begins. The Leading Edge series unites education authorities from around the globe and asks them to confront the important issues that affect teachers and administrators the issues that profoundly impact student success. The experts contributing to this anthology do not prescribe one method to transact change. They embrace the mission, trusting that teachers and administrators the true change leaders will venture to the Leading Edge to embrace the challenges and opportunities that will guarantee the success of their students. On Common Ground provides a valuable tool for educators who are doing the hard work of improving their schools. This resource offers teachers and administrators a coherent conceptual framework and specific, practical strategies for moving forward with their improvement efforts. Any listing of North America s leading authorities on school improvement would include the authors in this book. These authors agree on many of the best strategies for raising student achievement and support the premise that students would be better served if educators: Embrace learning rather than teaching a...

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  • ASIN: 1932127429

Leadership 180: Daily Meditations on School Leadership

Leadership 180: Daily Meditations on School Leadership

Leadership 180: Daily Meditations on School Leadership is an inspirational book with 180 topics. The number of meditations was selected to match the 180 days found in the traditional school year. The number 180 also recognizes the possibility of a dramatic change in direction that can occur within leaders and school communities when leaders alter their beliefs, deepen their understanding of key ideas and practices, and develop new habits. Each meditation is numbered and only one page long. The meditations can be read in any order, depending on specific interests or concerns of the reader. Some critical topics in leadership are addressed in several meditations to explore different ways they inform professional practice. These core leadership practices enable transformational change that begins with leaders and radiates from them throughout the organization. Each meditation begins with an appropriately selected epigraph (a quote from another source). The author then discusses the meaning of the quote, the foundational belief about leadership underlying its message, and finally translates those beliefs into Today I will... statements of actions that leaders can take to integrate those beliefs into daily practice. There is a short index of epigraph authors at the end of the book for ...

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  • ASIN: 1935249827

Leading for Results: Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Relationships in Schools

Leading for Results: Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Relationships in Schools

If you are ready for a change in your school, this book--consisting of 26 short, interactive essays--will help you focus on results and reach your goals.

  • ASIN: 1412913934

The Collaborative Teacher: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community

The Collaborative Teacher: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community

The Collaborative Teacher: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community seeks to change education from inside the classroom. Using insights from a variety of experts who have implemented and sustained collaborative cultures of continuous improvement in schools around the nation, this anthology offers best practices, expert insight and testimonials, and supporting research to show the benefits of collaboration in creating a school that reaches all students. The time of exclusive top-down leadership is over; only teachers can transform education from inside the classroom. The Collaborative Teacher defines best practices of collaborative teacher leadership in a Professional Learning Community. Specific techniques, supporting research, expert insight, and real classroom stories from experienced practitioners combine to illustrate how to work together for student learning, create a guaranteed and viable curriculum, and use data to reach all students.

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  • ASIN: 1934009369

The Principal As Staff Developer

The Principal As Staff Developer

The Principal as Staff Developer shows principals how to improve their schools through improving the effectiveness of their staff. Former high school principal Richard DuFour outlines the building administrator s major role in every phase of staff development, from getting staff motivated for new programs to evaluating the results. This resource allows principals to discover how to design staff development programs that have long-term effects, resolve teacher concerns that can be barriers to new staff development programs, share authority with staff in a way that will increase student learning, and match supervisory strategies to levels of teacher development. They will also learn how to use alternative approaches to staff development and create the type of climate in which autonomy, collaboration, and experimentation can flourish.

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  • ASIN: 1879639017

Leading for Results: Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Relationships in Schools (Volume 2)

Leading for Results: Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Relationships in Schools (Volume 2)

Featuring 18 new essays, this second edition shows how school leaders can promote extraordinary changes, be accountable, and achieve meaningful results for schools, districts, and their personal lives.

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  • ASIN: 141294970X

A New Vision for Staff Development

A New Vision for Staff Development

Explains how effective staff development targets everyone who affects student learning and explores the effects of three ideas--results-driven education, systems thinking, and constructivism--in shaping the new staff development.

  • ASIN: 0871202832

The Divine Spark: A Graham Hancock Reader: Psychedelics, Consciousness, and the Birth of Civilization

The Divine Spark: A Graham Hancock Reader: Psychedelics, Consciousness, and the Birth of Civilization

Psychedelics: Medicinal? Vital in interspecies communication or communion with the sacred? Are you reaching enlightenment or damaging your brain?In this anthology, edited by bestselling author Graham Hancock, 22 writers discuss psychedelics and their myriad connections to consciousness. Travel to South America, the American Southwest, outer space, inner space, and back in time to revisit Pahnke's The Good Friday experiment, and explore the effects of ayahuasca and LSD.Illuminating the topic like never before: Mike Alivernia ▪ Russell Brand ▪ David Jay Brown ▪ Paul Devereux ▪ Rick Doblin ▪ Ede Frecska ▪ Alex Grey ▪ Nassim Haramein ▪ Martina Hoffmann ▪ Don Lattin ▪ Luis Eduardo Luna ▪ Dennis McKenna ▪ Thad McKraken ▪ Rak Razam ▪ Gabriel Roberts ▪ Thomas B. Roberts ▪ Gregory Sams ▪ Robert Schoch ▪ Mark Seelig ▪ Rick Strassman ▪ Robert Tindall

  • Brand: Graham Hancock
  • ASIN: 1938875117

Automotive Wiring: A Practical Guide to Wiring Your Hot Rod or Custom Car (Motorbooks Workshop)

Automotive Wiring: A Practical Guide to Wiring Your Hot Rod or Custom Car (Motorbooks Workshop)

Automotive wiring is a primary skill required for proper completion and safe operation of any custom build, whether it is a traditional custom, hot rod, or classic daily driver. While restorers typically have the option of buying a new or reproduction wiring harness, custom enthusiasts often have few options except to figure out how to do it themselves. This book guides builders through every step from determining what components they need, to selecting wire type and gauge, methods of connection, and other considerations. The book includes numerous charts showing typical configurations and suggested installations. A troubleshooting section lends a hand in tracking down the inevitable problems that can arise.

  • Brand: Motorbooks
  • ASIN: 0760339929
  • UPC: 752748339927

Cooked to Death: Tales of Crime and Cookery

Cooked to Death: Tales of Crime and Cookery

People can be passionate about food. In Cooked to Death that passion is whipped into a murderous froth. Each story revolves around some aspect of food: its origin, preparation, consumption and, in some cases, its convenience as a murder weapon. Appetizers, entrees, salads, desserts--they're all here. It's a delectable menu, served up by some of the region's finest crime and mystery writers, including Anne Frasier, Carl Brookins, David Housewright, Ellen Hart, Jess Lourey, and Pat Dennis. And each story is accompanied by a recipe or two that have been tried and proven entirely non-lethal. Rare or well-done, piquant or bland, sugary sweet or a little on the dry side, no matter, these tales will leave you drooling for more. Crime has never been this tasty.

  • Brand: Gilliland Rhonda
  • ASIN: 1935666878
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