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The Principal's Guide to Time Management
Instructional Leadership in the Digital Age



April 2016 | 256 pages | Corwin

Make the most of your time—and your leadership

Is your school’s vision getting buried under paperwork? Are goals constantly pushed aside for small emergencies? If you spend more time picking up pieces than putting them together, this is your book. Written by seasoned school principals, this plan of action will get you back to the instructional leadership that made you want this job in the first place.

As educational technology helps you maximize your efficiency, you’ll see improvement where it counts—in teaching, student achievement, morale, and resource management. This comprehensive guide features:

  • Easy-to-follow, single-topic chapters
  • Standards–based scenarios and questions
  • Time management self-assessments
  • Easily adaptable experiential exercises
  • Strategies for battling the “silent time thief”

Tailor-made for overworked administrators just like you, you’ll become the leader you want to be—and promote a positive school culture where teachers and students thrive.

"The authors have lived the demanding schedule as school leaders. They provide real advice on how to keep the balance with the demands of school leadership and to give the gift of time to family and self."
-Dr. Tricia Peña, Professor
Northern Arizona University

"This book should be a must read for every practicing or aspiring administrator. The authors take a fresh look at time management issues while maintaining a focus on principles of effective leadership and applications of emerging technology."

-Chris Hubbuch, Principal
Excelsior Springs Middle School, MO
 
Preface
 
Chapter 1. Time Management and Your Leadership
So Much Time and So Little to Do  
Reflecting on Your Time Management  
Final Thoughts  
Discussion Questions  
Case Study Application: A Self-Reflection on Your Time Management: Time Management Self-Assessment Instrument (TMSI)  
 
Chapter 2. Vision, Mission, and Time
Time Management—At the Heart of Leadership; Vision and Mission—At the Heart of Student Success  
A School Leader’s Thoughts on Vision, Mission, and Time  
Goal Writing  
Fostering a School Technology Vision  
Seven Habits for Tech-Savvy Principals  
Time Management and Tech-Savvy, Instructionally Focused Leadership  
Technology Timesavers for Visionary Educators  
Time Management and Campus Planning  
Final Thoughts  
Discussion Questions  
Self-Reflection on Lens 1: Vision, Mission, and Time  
Case Study Application: The Madge Simon School  
 
Chapter 3. Leading, Teaching, Learning, and Time
Structure Is the Key to Locking Out the Silent Time Thief  
The Instructional Leader  
Principles of Instructional Capacity and Maximized Student Learning  
Saving Time When Time Counts  
Final Thoughts  
Discussion Questions  
Self-Reflection on Lens 2: Leading, Teaching, Learning, and Time  
Case Study Application: Death by Meeting!  
 
Chapter 4. The Learning Organization: Culture, Climate, Technology, Safety, and Time
Creating a Positive Climate and Open, Time-Efficient Culture  
Managing Time and Building a Strong Leading, Teaching, and Learning Environment  
Creating Safe, Effective, and Efficient Operations and Management  
Final Thoughts  
Discussion Questions  
Self-Reflection on Lens 3: The Learning Organization and Time  
Case Study Application: As the Sun Sets Slowly in the West, or How to Develop a Learning Community  
 
Chapter 5. Collaboration and Time: Two Keys to Instructional Success
Collaboration—First and Foremost!  
Time-Saving Tips and Management Solutions  
Collaborating With Students, Parents, and Community Members  
The Informed School Community  
Finding Time—Making a Difference!  
Diversity Enriches the Learning Community  
Final Thoughts  
Discussion Questions  
Self-Reflection on Lens 4: Collaboration and Time  
Case Study Application: If All Feedback Is So Positive . . . ?  
 
Chapter 6. Ethics, Integrity, and Time
Shaping a School  
PSEL Standard 2: Ethics and Professional Norms  
A School Leader’s Thoughts on Ethics, Integrity, and Time  
Final Thoughts  
Discussion Questions  
Self-Reflection on Lens 5: Ethics, Integrity, and Time  
Case Study Application: The Texting Coach  
 
Chapter 7. The 21st Century Education System: Improvement, Time, and Technology
The Education System Today and Continuous School Improvement  
Five Steps to Exceptional Teaching and Learning  
Two Essential Principal Resources for Continuous School Improvement  
Final Thoughts  
Discussion Questions  
Self-Reflection on Lens 6: The 21st Century Education System and Time  
Case Study Application: Has Our School eVolved?  
 
Chapter 8. Technology: Staying a Step Ahead of the Silent Time Thief
Thoughtful and Selective Technology Integration  
Digital Organization: Time Management 101  
Working With Digital Tools—Saving Time and Making Hay!  
Web Conferencing—A Timesaver to Avoid Death by Meeting!  
Final Thoughts  
Discussion Questions  
Case Study Application: A New Leader, an Old Problem: How to Integrate Technology Into a School’s Culture  
 
References and Further Readings
 
Index

"The authors have lived the demanding schedule as school leaders. They provide real advice on how to keep the balance with the demands of school leadership and to give the gift of time to family and self."

Dr. Tricia Peña, Professor
Northern Arizona University and Consultant, ECHO360 Education Consulting, AZ

"This book should be a must read for every practicing or aspiring administrator. The authors take a fresh look at time management issues while maintaining a focus on principles of effective leadership and applications of emerging technology."

 

Chris Hubbuch, Principal
Excelsior Springs Middle School, MO

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Preface

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