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Reframing the Path to School Leadership
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Reframing the Path to School Leadership
A Guide for Teachers and Principals

Third Edition

Other Titles in:
Leadership | Mentoring | School Management

September 2018 | 208 pages | Corwin

The indispensable leadership companion—updated and more relevant than ever!

Part leadership manual, part short novel, this unique best-seller uses dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how the simple act of viewing a problem through different lenses—political, human resources, structural, or symbolic—can reveal better options and solutions.


Featuring reflective questions and solid strategies for meeting real-life 
challenges, the third edition also includes

  • New views on building morale in challenging times
  • A revamped discussion of mandates, standards, and rubrics
  • A celebration of educators as skilled professionals
  • Expanded conversations about hope, faith, and parental involvement

Sometimes all it takes to solve a problem is to reframe it by listening to wise advice from a trusted mentor.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
PART I: A PAIR OF ROOKIES
 
1. A New Teacher’s First Day
 
2. Getting Off on the Wrong Foot
 
3. Newcomers Find Wise Friends
Leadership Lessons I: Seeing and Solving Entry Barriers

 
 
PART II: THE POLITICAL GA
 
4. The Old Guard and New Principal
 
5. The Inclusion Wars: School Politics
Leadership Lessons II: Mapping and Mastering the Political Terrain

 
 
PART III: THE HUMAN RESOURCE LENS
 
6. Sagging Morale
Leadership Lessons III: Build Relationships and Empower Yourself

 
 
PART IV: THE STRUCTURAL FRAME
 
7. Student Discipline: Who’s Really in Charge?
 
8. Standards and Rubrics
Leadership Lessons IV: Align Structure With the Work

 
 
PART V: THE SYMBOLIC FRAME: BELIEVING IS SEEING
 
9. Changing the Guard
 
10. Building Confidence and Faith
 
11. “I’m Just a Great Teacher!”
Leadership Lessons V: Celebrate Values and Culture

 
 
PART VI: VALUES, ETHICS, AND SPIRIT
 
12. Teaching and Leading: Finding a Balance
 
13. It’s All About Values and Beliefs
Leadership Lessons VI: Problems and Dilemmas

 
 
PART VII: THE CYCLE CONTINUES
 
14. The Essence of Teaching: Leaving a Legacy
 
15. Loss . . . and Celebration
 
16. Passing the Torch
Leadership Lessons VII: The Enduring Sequence

 
 
References
 
Further Reading

Insightful, relevant and clear!

Ms Lizana Oberholzer
CASS School of Education & Communities, University of East London
May 31, 2019

Sample Materials & Chapters

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ISBN: 9781544338613