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Author: Emily E. Houck
This book provides school administrators with practical, easy-to-use, and inexpensive ways to reward and recognize the efforts of their staff. More than 100 ideas are divided into three categories based on the amount of effort they require. Recognizing and rewarding your staff can be as simple as writing a heartfelt thank-you note to a bus driver or as unexpected as taking a teacher's grading duty for a night. This invaluable guide will help principals and superintendents everywhere bring out the best in their teachers and staff members. The best part is that rewarding and inspiring your staff will be rewarding and inspiring for you too. Dr. Emily E. Houck is the former superintendent of the Scott Valley Unified School District in California.
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Author: Jen Schwanke
A principal’s job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon. Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including * Establishing productive professional relationships * Building and maintaining a positive school culture * Resolving conflict among staff and parents * Providing effective instructional leadership * Supporting students’ social-emotional needs * Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback * Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates * Managing the facility and the budget * Providing focused and effective professional development * Prioritizing responsibilities * Learning from student and schoolwide data * Planning for growth and change * Working through behavior and discipline issues * Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones * Leading effective meetings * Maintaining balance The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you’ll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, “Now what?” It’s the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.
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Author: Jessica Sprick
"For students to be successful in school, they first have to be in school." With that simple statement, Jessica Sprick and Randy Sprick launch a compelling case for prioritizing student attendance. This comprehensive guide provides school and district-level administrators and teams with the background information, strategies, and tools needed to implement a multitiered approach to improving attendance and preventing chronic absence. The authors use the results of their work in schools throughout the United States to dispel the myth that educators have little control over student attendance and provide success stories from elementary and secondary schools that have reversed longstanding patterns of absenteeism. Citing extensive research, Sprick and Sprick share details about the shocking prevalence of chronic absence in U.S. schools and its effects on students, teachers, families, and the school community. They explain how to replace punitive approaches to absenteeism with effective methods that begin with universal supports and continue through Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions for students with more persistent problems. Specifically, they explain how to Build an effective school team to address absenteeism . Create systems to collect accurate data and set priorities. Develop an attendance initiative that generates student enthusiasm as well as staff, parent, and community support. Design and implement strategies that are tailored to specific schoolwide concerns and demographics that reach all students. Equipped with the information and tools presented in this book, educators can ensure wise use of staff and other resources—and create a culture of attendance that is the foundation of successful schools. This book is a copublication of ASCD and Ancora Publishing.
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Author: Bryan Harris
K-12 schools in the United States are suffering from an epidemic of teacher attrition: nearly half of all new teachers leave the field within their first five years, and thousands of teaching positions across the country are going unfilled. What can school leaders do about this persistent turnover and the resulting loss of human potential? In this timely book, Bryan Harris describes the four broad supports that he says are crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. He offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school. The result is a school in which beginning teachers truly thrive as effective practitioners who see themselves successfully helping students learn more every day.
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Author: William Sterrett
William Sterrett serves as an associate professor and program coordinator at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Previously, as a principal in Virginia, Sterrett received the 2008 Milken National Educator Award. Sterrett earned his B.S. in Middle Grades Education from Asbury College (Kentucky) and his Ph.D. in Educational Administration & Supervision from the University of Virginia, and he is the author of the ASCD books Insights Into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works and Short on Time: How do I make time to lead and learn as a principal?
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Author: Francine Brower
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Autism is an essential resource filled with tried-and-tested ideas to best support the learning and development of pupils on the autism spectrum, in both mainstream and special schools. The reported incidence of autism has risen dramatically in recent decades and the agenda for 'inclusion' has necessitated a greater understanding of autism in primary schools. However, already stretched school budgets mean that staff are often unable to access courses for further training in this area. Francine Brower uses her extensive experience and expertise to present 100 practical ideas to enhance learning and development by focusing on the needs of the individual pupil. This dip-in-and-out book offers ways to enable teachers to better understand autism and how they can create a more supportive learning environment. There are also strategies to help children develop their communication and social skills, and become more confident and independent as individuals.
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h Encourage employees to come up with new ideas and create new ways of doing things, and recognize and reward them for a job well done when they do.
Author: James Stephenson
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
The second edition of this comprehensive guide introduces new marketing, advertising, sales and public relations techniques to the 1,500 proven ideas from the first edition. It adds dozens of new high-tech strategies required to stay one step ahead in today’s highly competitive global marketplace. Off- and online resources have been updated and new ones—including blogs and new websites—have been added.
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Author: Scott Habeeb
Across the country, high school freshmen have the highest rates of failure, discipline problems, and truancy. Defined as the "make it or break it" year, ninth grade can be a trying time for teenagers learning to make their own way in the world. The Ninth Grade Opportunity provides educators with a useful framework to build and implement a team-based Freshman Transition program, ultimately allowing teachers to play an integral role in ensuring every student's success. Scott Habeeb, Ray Moore and Alan Seibert have over 60 years of combined experience as teachers and administrators, and together have compiled a guidebook centered around a teaming approach that empowers teachers to better meet freshmen needs. Based on concepts behind their popular Freshman Transition workshops, the authors share ideas about why and how teaming teachers works and how it can benefit schools. Road maps provide guidance for teachers to learn specifically how to create a program built around key elements such as: Standardized expectations Learning skills Classroom leadership Parent/teacher contact Educators everywhere will benefit from the practical advice, expert insight, and helpful tips that transform the ninth grade problem into The Ninth Grade Opportunity, ensuring a successful transition for every high school student.
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Author: Nelson Beaudoin
This book proves that great things can happen when school leaders refuse to settle for business-as-usual. You can achieve success for your schools and students if you steer clear of the familiar and the comfortable. With over 34 years of experience in educational leadership, Nelson Beaudoin was Maine’s 2000 NASSP Principal of The Year. His book demonstrates how to generate school-wide enthusiasm for replacing timeworn routines and procedures, give students a voice and personalize the learning process, initiate innovative programs and practices, implement comprehensive school reform, nurture and inspire your faculty,and have fun at work and let your humanity show.
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Author: Michael Parry
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A Guide for Teachers Jarlath O′Brien. Let's take a look at some of the more common rewards that we see used in schools. Effort stickers – A favourite in ...
Author: Jarlath O′Brien
What does it take to improve the behaviour of the children you teach? This second edition of Jarlath O’Brien’s insightful, practical guide for teachers, and those training to teach, combines psychological research, authentic classroom experience and the lessons learned from improving behaviour in schools. You will be challenged to think about your own practice, question accepted orthodoxies and to develop an empowered and confident approach to improve the behaviour of the children you teach. This new edition includes: · A new chapter on how to work with a class where behaviour isn’t good enough · New, expanded discussion of bullying · A new ‘How would you deal with this situation?’ feature exploring tricky scenarios · A new interview feature offering useful perspectives from early career teachers · A new further reading feature so you can explore selected topics in more depth
This is a program that you, as a professional, can be proud of. This is the program that your students deserve."
Author: Keith Kyker
Rewarding Your Accelerated Readers is your ready-made blueprint for a dynamic reading rewards program that honors students who make a commitment to improving their reading skills through reading practice. Every student in the school, from the most accomplished reader to the student with emerging skills, has the opportunity to earn meaningful awards and receive recognition as an individual, and as part of a group. Many schools use quiz-based software programs - including Accelerated Reader and Scholastic Reading Counts - to manage their students' leisure reading progress. Students take brief quizzes about the books that they read, and amass points throughout the school year. As a way of encouraging reading practice and program participation, schools typically offer prizes for students who earn points. Some schools pass out candy bars and potato chips to students who pass quizzes. Other schools offer big-ticket items, such as iPods and video games to the students with the highest point totals. Sometimes the school principal will dye her hair blue, wear a silly outfit, or allow students to throw water balloons at her if the school earns a certain number of points. These "rewards" often leave educators and parents scratching their heads. Can't we come up more appropriate ways to recognize students? Aren't we really just bribing them to read? Rewarding Your Accelerated Readers is a complete plan designed to bring honor and prestige to students who develop their reading skills. Gone are the candy bars and dollar-store trinkets. Instead, students earn recognition for reading practice, and are presented with tangible rewards to commemorate their achievements. The program described in Rewarding Your Accelerated Readers gives every student in the school the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their reading practice efforts. Some rewards programs recognize only the highest achievers, creating one winner and dozens of losers. In this positive reinforcement system, every student has the opportunity to reach a level of achievement. Topics include: Guidelines for a Reading Rewards Program; Rewards for All Students; The Four-part Reward System; The Four-Part Rewards System Working Together; Answering Reading Rewards Program Questions; Media Center Organization. Rewarding Your Accelerated Readers contains more than 100 pages of information useful to library media specialists, principals, and teachers. After reading this book, you will be ready to implement this school-proven program in your school. From the author: "Several years ago as an elementary school library media specialist, I was challenged to design a reading rewards program that encouraged all of our students to read. I knew that we had to go beyond edible rewards and crazy school stunts. I wanted to build a culture of reading at our school. We had to establish reading as an honorable endeavor, not just a way to get a prize or a quick snack. "With the help of some great teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents, I designed the rewards system described in this book. Using this system, you'll give students at every grade level, with every reading ability, the opportunity to be recognized as an individual, and as a member of a group. This is a program that you, as a professional, can be proud of. This is the program that your students deserve."