This book provides busy educators with insight on genuine processes and decision-making that maximizes student learning and overall academic success. Full of examples, templates, reflective prompts, and suggestions on how to plan for and drive daily practice, Ten Steps for Genuine Leadership in Schools explores the importance of a genuine learning environment, genuine instructional practices, genuine innovative processes, a genuine vision and mission of your school, and genuine relationships between staff, students, parents, and community. Covering specific strategies that can be implemented immediately, this book is a straightforward and honest approach in doing what really matters in the principal's chair to elicit positive student outcomes.
David M. Fultz is an administrator in the West Clermont School District in Ohio and an Educational Consultant for Ohio State University, USA.
Contents Preface eResources Part I: Introduction 1. What is Genuine Leadership 2. Know your Staff Part II: 4 Principles 3. Step 1: Keep your Focus on the Child 4. Step 2: Share Your Vision, NOT Your Brain 5. Step 3: Understand that Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely 6. Step 4: Education is a "Contact" Sport Part III: 3 Processes 7. Step 5: Know What You Have / What You Need 8. Step 6: Building Network Capacity 9. Step 7: Know Your Role Part IV: 2 Goals 10. Step 8: Cultivate Student Success 11. Step 9: Cultivate Teacher Satisfaction Part V: Conclusion 12. Step 10: Treat Others Like You Want to be Treated 13. Why Genuine Leadership