School change can be rough around the edges and extremely difficult and contentious in the beginning, especially if it is not initiated in the correct manner. Whether the transition to change is very rough or very smooth, if you can survive the initial implementation and the actual process that follows, the end can be a hugely successful and beautiful thing.
Joe Dawidziak began his professional teaching career as a sixth-grade teacher in 1995, later becoming an eighth-grade teacher for eight years. He is now a principal.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Trap of Success 3 It's Not Fair Chapter 4 Getting the Right Fit Chapter 5 The Train Is Leaving the Station Chapter 6 Well, Well, Well Chapter 7 Money is the Answer-To Nothing Chapter 8 Perception vs. Reality Chapter 9 What Questions Do You Have? Chapter 10 The One Hundred-Yard Rule Chapter 11 Long Division Chapter 12 Let the Problem Ripen Chapter 13 If It's Broke, Fix It with Duct Tape. If It's Not Broke, Break It, Then Fix It with Duct Tape Chapter 14 Remembering Where You Came From Chapter 15 The Final Story Chapter 16 Conclusion