How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

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How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank will help you improve your school without investing in externally developed, expensive, and time-consuming reform programs or initiatives. It's packed with replicable strategies and practical tools that educators in any school can incorporate to transform the culture and improve student achievement and professional practice. You'll learn how to * Hone your own leadership and grow new leaders among your staff; * Develop a vision and a mission for your school; * Promote excellence among both staff and students; * Make the most of your time and facilitate effective meetings; and * Mine and use data with purpose. For most schools, times are tough and money is tight--but school leaders must still focus on how to steadily improve student achievement. Academic performance will improve in the long term only if your school has a healthy culture marked by integrity, a strong work ethic, collaboration, and reflective risk taking. Strengthening those foundational elements will help you sustain positive change in your school, even in difficult economic times. The good news is that you already have the resources you need to help your school thrive. This book will help you to maximize them.Just as teachers do for long-term assignments, provide short-term checkpoints before the final product is due. If after the initial conference staff members still havena#39;t participated, it is time to begin documenting the insubordination (see Resource 9). ... To begin, give the teachers a blank index card for each class period they teach and have them fill out a card for each ... This process is not a perfect model, especially since schools have different structures and schedules in place, so youanbsp;...

Title:How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank
Author:John G. Gabriel, Paul C. Farmer
Publisher:ASCD - 2009


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