I have been involved in formally leading change in a wide variety of educational settings for the past 20 years and inevitably following a guest lecture, webinar or conference presentation I am asked to recommend a book or two or three on change. The following list is a response to those requests.
MLive.comRob Glass, Michigan Superintendent, Asks Parents To Oppose 'Ideologically ...Huffington PostThe superintendent of a tony Metro Detroit suburb posted an alert on his official school website, warning parents about "a package of bills designed...
Eric Hanushek, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his new study that measures how much principals contribute to student achievement. The study, “School Leaders Matter,” which Hanushek co-authored with Gregory F. Branch and Steven G. Rivkin, appears in the Winter 2013 issue of Education Next.
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As school leaders, these are critical for us to consider as we go about making 1-1 computing purchases in preparation for 2015...
Knowing how hard it is for some educators to not only learn the technology but to utilize it effectively in their classrooms, we had better be ready to remove all obstacles to that implementation for them!
A story is told about Charles Francis Adams, a 19th century political figure. He kept a diary and one day his entry read: “Went fishing with my son today -- a day wasted.” His son, Brook Adams, also kept a diary. His entry was far different than that of his father. His read: “Went fishing with my father -- the most wonderful day of my life!” The father thought he was wasting his time while fishing with his son, but the son saw it as an investment of time.
The illustration reminds us how our perceptions shape our reality. What the father perceived to be a waste of time was perceived in a totally different light by his son. It also reminds us of the importance of leadership. Leaders come in many stripes and styles and each possess their own unique approach. In short, leadership development is a work in progress.
Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education- Definitely a must-read for me over the winter break... a profile of people working in support of public education against a tide of school reform that has turned out to be more destructive than helpful
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