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A Reflective Planning Journal for School Leaders

A Reflective Planning Journal for School Leaders
With Insights and Tips From Award-Winning Principals

June 2008 | 96 pages | Corwin
This unique resource is part planning calendar, reflective journal, and inspirational guide for principals. The book is organized around the months of the year and offers countless tips, reflective exercises, and additional resources to use throughout the year, including: Month-by-month themes that guide individual professional development and reflective practice Tips and suggestions from award-winning principals Planning and goal-setting space for every week and month Guidelines for focusing on priorities for any given month of the yearResources that include suggestions for parent involvement, initiating change in schools, and making time for professional development
About the Author
August: Aspirations
September: Beginnings
October: Community Building
November: Taking Stock
December: Gaining Perspective
January: Launching Anew
February: Maintaining Momentum
March: Looking Both Ways
April: Carrying the Flag
May: Finishing Strong
June: Celebrating, Commemorating, and Looking Forward
July: Reflecting, Affirming, and Rejuvenating

"Jorgenson has designed an amazingly easy-to-use tool that captures the complexity of the principalship in a precise, yet personal manner. This is a user-friendly tool that significantly impacts day-to-day practice."

Christopher Peal, Principal
Meadowbrook Elementary School, Novi, MI

"Being a school principal can put you constantly on the defensive, reacting to the barrage of challenges each day brings. This book provides a simple, workable tool to reclaim the initiative in running a school—and your life. It helps leaders maintain the inner strength and perspective needed to face challenges successfully."

Dale Cox, Middle School Principal
The International School of Beijing, China

"This book would be an ideal gift for superintendents to give to their principals. It can be used for administrator mentoring, especially for interactive collaboration between administrators and their colleagues. It supports the critical survival habit of today's administrators: reflection."

Rick Miller, Superintendent
Oxnard School District, CA

"Many of us get caught up in the day-to-day grind of the job and forget to make time to reflect on the great and not-so-great things that happened during the day, week, or month. This planner puts those reflective thoughts front and center."

Michelle Kocar, Principal
Heritage South Elementary School, Avon, OH

"The key word in the title is 'reflective,' and the short, to-the-point elements present on the each page will cause principals to do exactly that—reflect! This is an outstanding resource! I believe that this book will make a significant contribution to the professional lives of the administrators who use it."

Robert A. Frick, Superintendent
Lampeter-Strasburg School District, PA

"Many principals are looking for ways to improve organization, planning, reflection, and growth. This planner will provide a tool to address these needs."

Scott Hollinger, Principal
IDEA Quest College Preparatory, McAllen, TX

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

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