Hacking Leadership

10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love

Author: Joe Sanfelippo,Tony Sinanis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998570525

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6160

In Hacking Leadership, award-winning school administrators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis demonstrate how to increase learning by leaving the office and engaging directly with all teachers and learners. They identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide right-now solutions for each, while showing you how to lead from the middle.

Hacking Education

10 Quick Fixes for Every School

Author: Mark Barnes,Jennifer Gonzalez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104909

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 4469

Want to solve your biggest problems tomorrow? You have problems, but you don't have time for a 5-year plan. You're tired of philosophy, research and piles of data. You want practical solutions that you can implement immediately. You don't need a committee or another meeting. You need Hackers-experienced educators who understand your school's problems and see quick fixes that may be so simple that they've been overlooked. Hacking Education is the book that every teacher, principal, parent, and education stakeholder has been waiting for--the one that actually solves problems. Read it today-fix it tomorrow! In Hacking Education, Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez employ decades of teaching experience and hundreds of discussions with education thought leaders, to show you how to find and hone the quick fixes that every school and classroom need. Using a Hacker's mentality, they provide one Aha moment after another with 10 Quick Fixes for Every School--solutions to everyday problems that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately. Imagine being able to walk into school tomorrow and eliminate: Hours of wasted meeting time Classroom management issues Interruptions in planning time The need for more books Negative attitudes Technology issues If you want to improve teaching and learning at your school now, learn how to develop a Hacker's mentality. Discover How to Solve Problems with Pineapple Charts The 360 Spreadsheet Glass Classrooms Track Records Marigold Committees The TQZ More Impactful Hacks Not Your Average Education Book Hacking Education won't weigh you down with outdated research or complicated strategies. Barnes and Gonzalez provide brilliant ideas woven into a user-friendly success guide that you'll want to keep nearby throughout the school year. Each chapter is neatly wrapped in this simple formula: The Problem The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you've likely never considered) What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary) Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building) The Hack in Action (yes, someone has actually done this) Are you ready to fix your school and your classroom? Get Hacking Education now, and solve your biggest problems tomorrow.

The Power of Branding

Telling Your School's Story

Author: Tony Sinanis,Joseph Sanfelippo

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148337193X

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 3106

Turn a spotlight on what’s great about your school! Inform, engage, and support your school community with this step-by-step guide in the Connected Educators Series. Begin exploring the benefits of branding and create an action plan for sharing the excellent things unfolding in your classroom, school, or district. Includes concrete suggestions and in-depth case studies that will help you: Artfully create a brand name, symbol or design Share great events using blogs and more Empower all stakeholders, including students Teach digital citizenship K-12 Use this all-inclusive guide to start sharing just how special your school is!

The Principal 50

Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

Author: Baruti K. Kafele

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620168

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 4968

"Why do I lead?" With this deceptively simple question, best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele begins a powerful examination of what it takes to make a school community achieve the greatest success in the classroom and beyond. In The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, Kafele, a veteran school administrator, guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do. Along with many other insights, this book shows how best to • Inspire and motivate students, teachers, and other school staff to approach their work with vigor and purpose; • Ensure that all students, regardless of color, creed, or origin, are valued and represented in the school culture; • Focus mission and vision statements to address students' most critical needs and integrate shared values and objectives into the fabric of the school; and • Engage parents and other community members so that they feel a stake in the school's success. Brimming with passion, written from the heart, and informed by hard-earned experience, this transformative book is essential reading for principals and other building-level administrators determined to reinvigorate their practice, revitalize their staff, and--most importantly--guarantee the strongest outcomes for students.

Motivating & Inspiring Teachers

The Educational Leader's Guide for Building Staff Morale

Author: Todd Whitaker,Beth Whitaker,Dale Lumpa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317930703

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 7132

Like the best-selling first edition, this book is filled with strategies to motivate your staff and maintain a high level of energy at your school. This guide will help all educators approach work every day in an enthusiastic, focused, and positive state of mind. This book will help you: -Motivate your faculty with the Friday Focus--a staff memo that works! -Understand the power of praise and how to best utilize it every day -Make sure staff meetings, teacher evaluation, and daily activities raise the energy level in your school -Maximize the holidays, open house nights, and other special events the make your staff feel special

What Great Principals Do Differently

Eighteen Things That Matter Most

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131792584X

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 8538

Inspire yourself and others with the second edition of this best-selling book. With heartfelt advice, practical wisdom, and examples from the field, Todd Whitaker explains the qualities and practices that distinguish great principals. New features include: Developing an accurate sense of self Understanding the dynamics of change Dealing with negative or ineffective staff members One of the nation’s leading experts on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd Whitaker has written over 20 powerful books for educators of every level. Discover what you can do differently.

Hacking Project Based Learning

10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom

Author: Ross Cooper,Erin Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998570518

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8020

It's time to say Yes to PBL Project Based Learning can be messy, complicated, and downright scary. When done right, though, PBL and Inquiry are challenging, inspiring and fun for students. Best of all, when project-based learning is done right, it actually makes the teacher's job easier.

Learning Transformed

8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

Author: Eric C. Sheninger,Thomas C. Murray

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623892

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 6029

With all that we know about how students learn, the nature of the world they will face after graduation, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries, maintaining a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is tantamount to instructional malpractice. International security, the success of global economies, and sustainability as a global society all depend on the success of our education system in the years to come. It’s our obligation to prepare our students for their future—not our past. Authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outline eight keys—each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning—to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems. The traditional model of schooling ultimately prepares students for the industrial model of the past. If we want our students to become successful citizens in a global society, we must dramatically shift to a more personal approach. Failure is not an option. We can no longer wait. Let Learning Transformed show you how you can be a part of the solution. The authors encourage you to use the hashtag #LT8Keys to continue the discussion online.

Hacking Literacy

5 Ways To Turn Any Classroom Into a Culture of Readers

Author: Gerard Dawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104954

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

View: 7414

In Hacking Literacy, classroom teacher, author, and readingconsultant Gerard Dawson reveals 5 simple ways any educator or parent can turn even the most reluctant reader into a thriving, enthusiastic lover of books."

Hacking Homework

10 Strategies That Inspire Learning Outside the Classroom

Author: Starr Sackstein,Connie Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104978

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 7507

World-renowned author/educator Starr Sackstein changed how teachers view traditional grades. Now she's teaming with veteran educator, curriculum director, and international presenter Connie Hamilton to bring you10 powerful strategies for teachers and parents that promise to inspire independent learning at home, without punishments or low grades."

Hacking School Culture

Designing Compassionate Classrooms


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948212052


Page: 198

View: 7953

HACKING SCHOOL CULTURE: Bullying prevention and character building programs are deepening our awareness of how today's kids struggle and how we might help, but many agree: They aren't enough to create school cultures where students and staff flourish. This inspired Angela Stockman and Ellen Feig Gray to begin seeking out systems and educators who were getting things right. Read it today--fix it tomorrow Their experiences taught them that the real game changers are using a human-centered approach. Inspired by other design thinkers, many teachers are creating learning environments where seeking a greater understanding of themselves and others is the highest standard. They're also realizing that compassion is best cultivated in the classroom, not the boardroom or the auditorium. It's here that we learn how to pull one another close. It's here that we begin to negotiate the distances between us, too. Ready to begin but uncertain how? Here's what you'll find inside: Protocols that inspire strengths-focused teaching and learning Tools for starting hard conversations, coaching critical questioning, and sustaining respectful communication Experiential learning models that improve school culture Approaches that encourage activism while enabling people to resolve conflicts peacefully Design thinking strategies that empower human-centered decision-making Compassionate classrooms are built one learner at a time. Be that learner. It's time.

Hacking Assessment

10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School

Author: Starr Sackstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104916

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 7530

How to Go Gradeless -- Assessment That Makes Learning Visible. It's time to shift the conversation and make learning visible. Now, you can easily stop reducing students to a number, letter, or any label that misrepresents learning. Today, you can make assessment a rich, ongoing conversation that inspires learning.

Leader in Me

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 6518

Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful In today’s world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits—be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw—are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imaged. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program—the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to “sharpen the saw.” Perfect for individuals and corporations alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today’s young people, businesses, parents, and educators—one that is perfectly matched to the growing demands of our certain future.

Hacking Early Learning

10 Building Blocks to Success in Pre-K-3 That All Teachers and School Leaders Should Know

Author: Jessica Cabeen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948212021

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 5435

In Hacking Early Learning, Kindergarten school leader, early childhood education specialist, and Minnesota State Principal of the Year Jessica Cabeen provides strategies for teachers, principals, and district administrators for best practices in preschool through third grade, including connecting these strategies to all grade levels.

The Principal

Three Keys to Maximizing Impact

Author: Michael Fullan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119422353

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 6888

The author of "Six Secrets of Change" describes how and why the principal's role must change to maximize student achievement. Includes a free professional development guide.

Principal Professional Development

Leading Learning in the Digital Age

Author: Joseph Sanfelippo,Tony Sinanis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483379906

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 5361

Build transformational leadership using social media! Close the gap of knowledge and experience between educators and learn how you really can find the time to connect with other leaders using social media. This highly instructive and conversational guide makes it easy. Filled with real-world experiences from leaders all over the country, you’ll build balanced and effective leadership skills, grow a network of support, and model your vision for a thriving community of learners. Includes a handy start-up guide to help busy principals: Connect virtually with K-12 leaders Model continuous learning Find solutions using Twitter, Google Hangouts, and more

The Innovator's Mindset

Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Author: George Couros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986155499

Category: Child development

Page: 252

View: 1697

The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity--and those are the skills our students need to succeed.

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies

10 Ways to Launch Edtech Missions in Your Classroom

Author: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998570549

Category: Computers

Page: 198

View: 2900

In Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, international EdTech presenter and NAPW Woman of the Year Shelly Sanchez Terrell demonstrates the power of EdTech Missions--lessons and projects that inspire learners to use web tools and social media to innovate, research, collaborate, problem-solve, campaign, crowd fund, crowdsource, and publish.

Conjectures and Refutations

The Growth of Scientific Knowledge

Author: Karl Popper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135971374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

View: 3414

Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work: not only our knowledge, but our aims and our standards, grow through an unending process of trial and error.

Personalized Pd

Flipping Your Professional Development

Author: Jason Bretzmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692483329


Page: 180

View: 6021

What should professional development look like? Can all teachers get exactly what they need? How do we energize every individual to realize their full potential? Personalized PD: Flipping Your Professional Development helps answer thesequestions and more. Seven authors from throughout the United States start from theaccurate premise that teachers are learners. Like all learners, teachers learn at differentpaces and start in different places. Personalized PD meets all educators where theyare and seeks to help each individual move forward at their own pace and towardself-determined goals. It's how teachers can get what they individually need so theycan be even better for their students. The authors take you through their experiences while giving you their best "pro tips"and most useful technology tools. They'll save you time and research by pointingyou in the right direction right now. Each chapter gives you a window into how thesepracticing educators execute their plan to get every teacher what they need and moveeach individual toward their own plan of learning. Plus, short vignettes expand onand go deeper into the most useful tools and techniques. Come join the conversation, and be part of the fundamental change in professionaldevelopment we call CHOICE (Constant progress, Honoring professionals,Ongoing learning, Individualized focus, Collaborative learning, Energizing experiences). Personalized PD: Flipping Your Professional Development will help you get there!