Leading School Change 9 Strategies to Bring Everybody on Board

ISBN-10: 1596671319
ISBN-13: 9781596671317
Edition: 2010
Authors: Todd Whitaker
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Description: Make positive and immediate changes in your school with the support of your entire staff. New from acclaimed speaker and bestselling author Todd Whitaker ("What Great Teachers Do Differently," "Dealing with Difficult Parents"), "Leading School  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Make positive and immediate changes in your school with the support of your entire staff. New from acclaimed speaker and bestselling author Todd Whitaker ("What Great Teachers Do Differently," "Dealing with Difficult Parents"), "Leading School Change" provides principals, assistant principals, district superintendents, and other educators with concrete steps for getting colleagues to champion and work toward the changes you want to make. Drawing from years of experience working with leaders at the school and district levels, Whitaker shares nine specific strategies for overcoming resistance, building cooperation, and recruiting hands-on help. An essential tool for leaders, this book delivers a complete action plan for those who want to implement results-oriented school change.

About the Author
Introduction
Identify the Change
What's Your Problem?
Three Levels of Change
Procedural Change
Structural Change
Cultural Change
Making Sense of the Levels of Change
Two Major Assumptions
Set Your Sights High
Make Sure the First Exposure is Great!
The New Restaurant
No Child Left Behind
But I'm Excited! Won't Everyone Else Be Excited Too?
The Intentional Exposure
Guest Speakers
Site Visits
Staff Meetings
Don't Bring Up the Negatives
How Important Is the First Exposure?
Determine Who Matters Most
Three Types of Employees
Superstars/Irreplaceables
Backbones/Solids
Mediocres/Replacement Level
What Does This Mean to My Organization?
How Broad Is Their Vision?
Where Is the Impetus for Change?
Six Types of Teachers
Who Matters Most?
Understanding the Irreplaceables/Superstars
You Don't Have to Guess
People, NotPrograms,MaketheBiggestDifference
Find the Entry Points
Start Somewhere, Not Everywhere
The Points of Least Resistance
Start with the Superstars
Blocking the Burnout
Understanding the Odds
Including the Newbies
Induction Starts with the Interview
Improving Instruction-Together
Exchanging Visits, Improving Performance
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Good to Go
Proceed with Caution
Inch by Inch, Row by Row
Self-Directed Development
From Seedling to Sapling, from Sapling to Tree
Reduce the Resistance
Don't Let the Whiners Rule the Roost
Defuse the Drama
Divide and Conquer
Teach and Model
Practice Whole-Part-Whole
Keep Them Busy
Control the Clusters
Count On the Disclosing (Alpha) Male
Harness the Power of Emotion
Diminish the Power of Fear
Fear of Flying?
Flying Anyway
Make It Seem As If Everyone Is Doing It
Make the New Seem Normal
Make Everyone Want In
Give Two Incentives for Change
The Emotions of the First Exposure
The Logic of Logic
Look Past Buy-in To Action
The Tennessee Tornado
Taking Stock of the Exchange
A School Is Not the County Fair
Time to Get Graphic
Scaling It Up or Down
The Balance Shifts
Look Out the Windshield, Not the Rearview Mirror
So When Do We Pull the Trigger?
Reinforce Changed Behaviors
Ongoing Staff Development
Reinforce at Every Step
Out from Behind the Desk
Public versus Private Praise
Reinforce the Attempts Too
Set Up for Success
Don't Miss That Moment
Squint If Necessary
Fit It All Together
Make Sure the Change Matters
Be Willing to Back Off
Make It about Improvement
Follow the 100-Hour Rule
Set the Pace
Choose the Time
Frame It as Their Idea
Take the Shotgun Approach
Make Your Toolbox Part of the Furniture
Seek the Support of Support Staff
Manage the Rumor Mill
Make It Happen-Together

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