Reframing the Path to School Leadership A Guide for Teachers and Principals

ISBN-10: 0761946071

ISBN-13: 9780761946076

Edition: 2002

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Description: "Here is a rare blend of storytelling and analysis, brought together in a book that is both insightful and inviting. Lee Bolman and Terry Deal allow us to see our schools, and ourselves, through the lens of imagination rarely found in educational literature, offering embattled and discouraged educators the precious gifts of vision and hope." Parker J. Palmer, author Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach "I love this book! Reframing the Path to School Leadership is full of great spirit, liveliness, and energy. Bolman and Deal are master storytellers, and this tale will inspire every school leader, whether administrator, teacher, coach, parent, or student." Jim Kouzes, coauthor The Leadership Challenge and Encouraging the Heartnbsp; The key to becoming a highly effective leader is to develop powerful habits of mind! The best leaders use multiple frames or lenses to view common challenges and to solve their most difficult problems. Through a series of dialogues between a novice and a master teacher, and between a new and a seasoned principal, best-selling authors Bolman and Deal demonstrate how framingand then reframingchallenges brings clarity, helps to anticipate problems, and leads to more comprehensive and powerful leadership strategies. The four frames most commonly used by teachers and administrators are: The political frameconflict and compromise are a constant source of renewal The human resource framesharing individual needs and motives nurtures a sense of ownership The structural frameclear organizational standards and goals lead to greater productivity The symbolic frameculture, rituals, and beliefs cultivate shared values and meanings By reframing situations, educators ultimately gain more confidence and certainty in their decisions, and reduce the anxieties that can arise with difficult choices. In Reframing the Path to School Leadership, Bolman and Deal provide an optimistic view of what can go right in schools today, and what possibilities lie ahead for classroom and school leadership!

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
A Pair of Rookies
A New Teacher's First Day
Getting Started on the Right Foot
A New Principal Finds a Wise Friend
Leadership Lessons: Seeing and Solving Barriers to Entry
The Political Frame
The Old Guard and the New Principal
The Tracking Wars: School Politics at Work
Leadership Lessons: Map the Terrain, Hone Your Skills
The Human Resource Frame
Sagging Morale
Leadership Lessons: Build Relationships and Empower Yourself
The Structural Frame
Student Discipline: Who's Really in Charge?
Standards
Leadership Lessons: Align the Structure With the Work
The Symbolic Frame
The End of the Year: Symbols and Culture in Schools
"I'm Just a Great Teacher!"
Leadership Lessons: Celebrate Values and Culture
Values, Ethics, and Spirit
Teaching and Leading: Finding a Balance
A Talk About Values
The Essence of Teaching: Leaving a Legacy
Passing the Torch
Epilogue
Annotated Bibliography
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