If I Only Knew...: Success Strategies for Navigating the Principalship

If I Only Knew...: Success Strategies for Navigating the Principalship

By: Pamela M. Robbins (author), Harvey B. Alvy (author)Paperback

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Written to give an 'insiders view' of the many dimensions of the principalship that impact on the lives of principals. The authors offer guidelines, checklists, advice from other principals, considerations and reflections to make any principal's day on the job run more smoothly. The book will help both new and veteran principals along the path to positive, enduring and successful leadership.

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Pam Robbins earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, she consults with school systems, professional organizations, State Departments of Education, leadership academies, and corporations throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Asia, and South America. Her presentation topics include professional learning communities, effective teaching, how the brain learns, emotional intelligence, leadership, teaching in the block schedule, peer coaching, school culture, and presentation skills. Pam has served as a teacher, high school basketball coach, administrator, director of special projects and research, and director of training for the North Bay California Leadership Academy. She has lectured at several universities, authored and co-authored books, and developed training materials for several principals' academies.


Foreword - Roland S. Barth Preface Introduction: A Veteran Principal Finds Himself or Herself New, Again Part 1: The Challenges and Problems Facing Rookie and Veteran Principals New to Their Schools 1. Factors That Affect Rookie and Veteran Principals Changing School Settings 2. The Loneliness of the Principalship 3. The Time Juggernaut 4. Expectations of the Instructional Leader: Promoting Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Innovation 5. The Complexity of Relationships: Faculty, Students, Classified Staff, Parents, and the Community 6. Management Concerns Part 2: Finding Solutions to the Challenges and Problems: Strategies, Advice, and Insights for Success 7. Becoming a Lifelong Learner 8. Human Relations and Authentic Communication 9. Honoring the Experienced/Veteran Staff 10. Balancing Leadership and Management 11. Expanding the Principal's Expertise: School Law, the Master Contract, and Grievance Strategies 12. Implementing a Proactive Behavioral Program 13. A Principal's Vision for Teaching and Learning 14. The Obvious Is Not Always Obvious: What School Principals Often Forget References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/08/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780803966444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780803966444
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 080396644X

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