Every school leader will benefit from this must-have book by award-winning educator Pete Hall. In it he shares his wisdom, insights, and lessons lived and learned with educators at all stages of their careers. His lively, readable style makes it easy to follow his practical tips and strategies for taking action, goal-setting, motivating others, gaining perspective, and so much more! The ideas for motivational strategies jump out from the pages, and combined with the common-sense approach, make this a go-to, appealing reference for educators to use over and over again. Timeless lessons in this book include:
Making It Fun Again
Hope Ain't a Strategy
The Power of Positive Phrasing
And many more!
Introduction My Personal Leadership Mentors And Into the Office We Go Lessons Learned and Lessons Shared How Can You Use This Book? Part I: Get Motivated Always Strive to Be a Better You The Attack Leading Off the Edge of the Map Get Bent: Hell-Bent Why 100 Percent Matters Hope Ain't a Strategy The True Beauty of Goals Ten Lessons I've Learned from My Students Reviving the American Dream 600 Reasons to Do It Again Next Year Reflection Questions Part II: Embrace Change Three Steps to Embracing Change Get Your Learnin' On Two Pieces of the High-Quality Puzzle Less Is More The Power of Positive Phrasing Morphing Your School into a Literacy Academy Changing Addresses My Three Favorite Things: Data, Data, and Data Presentation Style: Medium, Double-Shot, Nonfat, with a Splenda Dog Training and American Schools Reflection Questions Part III: Supera Diem Making It Fun Again Who's Your Joey Amalfitano? The Upside Stop It! Why I Wear Red Socks to School 57 Games Seven Seconds Get Out of That Chair! Who's Doing the Work Here, Anyway? Four Things You Must Do in the New Year Reflection Questions Part IV: The Principalship Delegate and Prioritize Your Way to Effective T2: Togetherness and Teamwork The Matter of Mentoring Teacher Selection Counts: Six Steps to Hiring Turning Teacher Evaluations on Their Ears Confronting Concerns with Teacher Performance The Bull's-Eye of School Discipline Before "Lightning" Strikes Charismatic Leaders and Ego Panning for Gold in the Era of Accountability Reflection Questions Conclusion