The 12 Laws of Urban School Leadership was written to give urban school principals strategies for successfully implementing change, and achieving systemic reforms. The book also gives aspiring and novice principals a window into the real issues that affect the principalship, and the circumstances that can determine success or failure. Veteran principals can also learn how to better deal with some of the most challenging issues associated with students, parents, staff, and community members. This is an essential resource for any school leader working in an urban, or public school setting.
Dr. Sean B. Yisrael has spent his entire career serving students and families. He believes that every child deserves a quality education, regardless of their family's socio-economic status.
Preface: You Want To Become A Principal In An Urban School District? Forward - by Dr. Carlos Blair, Principal Introduction Part One: Setting A Solid Foundation Law #1: Guard Your Most Sacred Assets *Mental and Physical Health *Core Philosophy and Beliefs *Effective Use of Time Law #2: Learn the Culture of the School and Community *Your Survival in the Position *The School and the Community Law #3: Become a Supreme Pragmatist Law #4: Establish Your Authority as Principal *Be Serious *Increase Your Visibility Law #5: Be Unpredictable Law #6: Create a Loyal Cabinet *Assistant Principals *Teachers/Other School Leaders *Community Members Part Two: Moving Forward Law #7: Rally the Troops (Unify Your Staff) *Making Connections *Methods for Establishing Unity *Working With Teacher Unions Law #8: Conduct the Critical Conversations *The Right Motives *Turning Points, Documentation, and Grievances Law #9: Learn To Delegate (And Hold Them Accountable) Law #10: Don't Attempt To Change Too Much Too Fast Law #11: Determine What Good Instruction Looks Like *Create Interesting Professional Development Sessions *Model Good Instruction for Teachers *Effective Evaluation Law #12: Create a Strategic Plan for Improving Student Behavior and Teacher Morale *Teacher Morale: Why Is It Low? *Student Disciple: A Huge Problem for Urban Schools *What Should Principals Do?