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Portable Mentor A Resource Guide for Entry-Year Principals and Mentors

ISBN-10: 1412949017
ISBN-13: 9781412949019
Edition: 2nd 2009
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List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

"The book is full of strategies and tips. Principals, those wanting to be principals, and those mentoring principals will find this book very useful." -Nancy M. Moga, Principal Callaghan Elementary School, Covington, VA "First-year principals need a mentor, and if one is not readily available, then this book helps fulfill the need. I found myself answering the questions, filling in the blanks, or considering how a scenario played out." -Ann Porter, Principal Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Grand Forks, SD A focused, organized approach to help first-year school leaders succeed and grow on the job! Based on more than 40 years of experience as an educator, principal, and principal mentor, Frederick Lindley defines the role of a successful school principal as an effective leader with strong management skills. Written in a conversational style, this portable guide helps entry-level principals and their mentors navigate through the first days and months of a principalship. Designed around the nine-month school year, this book incorporates the revised 2008 ISLLC standards and emphasizes organization, communication, nurturing the mentoring relationship, and using a balanced approach to leading and managing. Readers will also find information on short-term and long-term administrative responsibilities and help in planning for the second year as principal. This second edition includes: Ten core characteristics of successful strategies for improving student achievement New "A-to-Z tips" on topics such as delegating, equity and fairness, grace under pressure, time management, and NCLB Recommended reading resources for extended learning in each chapter A chapter focused on support for the principal-mentor The second edition of The Portable Mentor is an ideal professional growth resource that is always conveniently at hand to help school leaders successfully meet the challenges of their jobs.

Frederick A. Lindley is an adjunct instructor at the University of Dayton. He has worked in higher education for the past seven years, following a 36-year career in Ohio public schools, with 34 years as a school principal. During the past five years, Lindley has served as the coordinator of the Southwest Region of the Ohio Department of Education "Entry-Year Principal" project. This project entails mentoring new principals while guiding them toward the completion of performance-based portfolios that comply with the ISLLC standards. Lindley also serves as the project's chief writer of curriculum for training principal mentors. Additionally, Lindley is a writer and Web designer for the distance learning Principal Licensure program at the University of Dayton. He received his doctorate from Miami University of Ohio. �

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Defining the Job
Which Way Is North?
How Do You Organize the Contents of Your Garage?
Will These Six Standards Work for You?
Recommended Readings Related to "Defining the Job"
Doing the Job
An Overview of Tasks Entry-Year Principals Need to Accomplish
Tasks to Be Accomplished Before the School Year Begins (July-August)
Tasks to Accomplished as the School Year Begins (The First Day of School)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (Each Week)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (Each Month)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (September)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (October)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (November)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (December)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (January)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (February)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (March)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (April)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (May)
Tasks to Be Accomplished as the School Year Progresses (June)
Tasks to Be Accomplished for the Next School Year (July-August)
Recommended Readings Related to "Doing the Job"
Deciphering the Job
Fred's Handy-Dandy "A to Z" List of Tips for the Entry-Year Principal
Things Momma Never Told Me About Working With People
Communication Skills That People Talk About, but...
Recommended Readings Related to "Deciphering the Job"
Mentoring the Mentor
Determine Expectations
Build and Maintain the Mentoring Relationship
Help Your Mentee Survive on the Job
Help Your Mentee Improve on the Job
Promote Your Mentee's Professional Growth Through ISLLC-Based Scenarios
Help Your Mentee Prepare to Document Her or His Leadership
Recommended Readings Related to "Mentoring the Mentor"
References
Index

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