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Beginning the Assistant Principalship
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Beginning the Assistant Principalship
A Practical Guide for New School Administrators

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June 2004 | 120 pages | Corwin
John Daresh's Beginning the Assistant Principalship provides you with excellent tools to navigate your way as a new administrator. Full of ideas for you to use in your work, this valuable new resource helps you ask yourself the important questions, find answers, and develop strong plans of action. Some significant topics to help you in your new job include:

] building a platform

] developing leadership skills

] carrying out management skills

] maintaining balance and perspective

] knowing your job

] using effective disagreement to your advantage

] building your profile as a leader

] listening, listening, then listening some more

Whether your intention is to eventually assume the principalship using your current job as a kind of internship, or if you have decided to make the assistant principalship a career, this excellent book considers a wide variety of topics to help you succeed.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Dedication
 
1. Neither Fish Nor Fowl
Problem with Definition

 
The Invisibility Factor

 
So Why Do the Job?

 
Plan for the Book

 
References

 
Additional Suggested Readings

 
 
2. It Begins With Values
Case Study: Because I Believe It's the Right Thing to Do

 
Building a Platform

 
What Do You Do With the Platform?

 
Your Personal Plan

 
References

 
Additional Suggested Readings

 
 
3. A Personal Leadership Checklist
Leadership Skills

 
Another Approach to Leadership Analysis

 
So What Is Educational Leadership?

 
Your Personal Plan

 
References

 
Additional Suggested Readings

 
 
4. Carrying Out Your Management Skills
Apparent Contradictions

 
Formal Requirements

 
Informal Tasks

 
Throughout the Year

 
Planning for the School Year

 
Before the Year Begins

 
After the Year Starts

 
Toward the End of the Year

 
Building a Personal Plan

 
 
5. Cool Your Ego
Maintaining Balance and Your Perspective

 
Talk With Your Principal

 
Count to Ten ... Again and Again

 
Closing Thoughts

 
Summarizing the Chapter

 
 
6. Assist the Principal
Know Your Job

 
Communication is the Key

 
Developing an Action Plan

 
Summarizing the Chapter

 
 
7. Reflect Before Talking and Acting
Why?

 
Why Not?

 
Tips for Effective Disagreement

 
Summarizing the Chapter

 
 
8. Listen, Listen ... Then Listen Some More
Listen Before Deciding

 
Can You Listen Too Much?

 
A Few Tips

 
Summarizing the Chapter

 
 
9. Ask to do More
Building Your Profile as a Leader

 
Where Do You Begin?

 
Volunteering to do More

 
Summarizing the Chapter

 
 
10. Stay Alive Professionally
Read, Read, Read

 
Summarizing the Chapter

 
 
11. Stay Positive
Positive Attitude is a Career Builder

 
Final Observations

 
 
Index

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Neither Fish nor Fowl