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The Effective School Leader's Guide to Management

The Effective School Leader's Guide to Management

February 2006 | 232 pages | Corwin
Discover how to be a successful school leader and manager!

Exploring 15 vital topics, as well as offering strategies and examples, Jane L. Sigford demonstrates how effective schools are a marriage of management and leadership. Organized into three sections: management and leadership theories, managing the school, and managing yourself, this resource helps administrators understand the complexity of leadership and addresses the application of effective management skills to create successful learning communities.

Written for new and veteran school leaders, this essential guide:

o Acts as a handbook, which contains an overview of individual components of school leadership normally scattered among many textbooks and resources

o Provides suggested resources for more in-depth study

o Offers individual reflective practice questions throughout for personal use

o Suggests questions to help facilitate professional development group discussions, especially among peers

The Effective School Leader's Guide to Management illustrates how school administrators can run a school efficiently, balancing their roles as instructional leaders and effective school managers, while still having time to improve professional development, foster parent and community relationships, make data-driven decisions, and nurture personal growth and leadership.

About the Author
Part I. Introduction
1. Leadership and Management: Creating a Professional Learning Community
Part II. Topical Issues
2. A Neat Desk Is Not Necessarily the Sign of a Good Administrator
3. People Are Our Business
4. Discipline as a Leadership Tool
5. School as Heart and Soul of a Community
6. “No, Virginia, there is no Magic Bullet Curriculum”
7. Focus on Professional Development
8. What’s Special About Special Education
9. Understanding Cultural Proficiency
10. Making the Most of Meetings
11. Accountability as Opera
Part III. Reflective Skills of a 21st Century Practitioner
12. The Gift of Mistakes
13. Knowing Yourself as a Moral and Ethical Leader
14. Balance Between Work and Play
Conclusion: Putting It All Together

"Sigford has written a book that would be a good basic administrative resource. It is easy to read and find information. There are handy lists, the information is up-to-date, and the bibliography contains additional resources for further study on the topics presented."

Principal Navigator, January 2007

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Chapter 1

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