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From First-Year to First-Rate Principals Guiding Beginning Teachers

ISBN-10: 0761976744

ISBN-13: 9780761976745

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Barbara L. Brock, Marilyn L. Grady

List price: $22.95
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Updated Edition of Bestseller "Finally, a book that is realistic and provides superb assistance. From First-Year to First-Rate is a must for every principal." Ronald Jockel , Executive Director Phi Delta Kappa International A best-seller updated for todays educational landscape! Principals hold the key to the professional development of beginning teachers. When they are successful, so are the students and the school. This best-selling handbook, updated to meet the challenges facing new teachers today, guides administrators in developing a first-year induction plan to help teachers succeed and become first-rate educators. New or expanded areas in this second edition: Expanded: Real-life problems facing every new teacher Expanded: Actual experiences of first-year teachersin their own voices New: Self-assessment tools for principals New: Strategies for integrating induction into career-long development Updated: References to data sources, activities, and assessment toolsnbsp;nbsp; A successful beginning is critical to a teachers career as well as to the education of students. From the initial orientation, to strategies for measuring program success, to career-long development this updated and easy-to-incorporate guide will be an essential resource for administrators to help bring out the best in both new teachers and veteran teachers transferring into a new school.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Marilyn L. Grady, is professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She is the author or coauthor of 23 books, including From Difficult Teachers to Dynamic Teamwork (2009) with Brock, Getting it Right from the Start (2009) with Kostelnik From First Year to First Rate (2007) with Brock, 194 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals (2006), 20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them (2004) and Launching Your First Principalship (2004) with Brock. Her research areas include leadership, the principalship, and superintendent-board relations. She has more than 175 publications to her credit. She is the editor of the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership. Her editorial board service has included Educational Administration Quarterly, International Studies in Educational Administration, International Journal of Learning, Rural Educator, Journal of At-Risk Issues, Journal of School Leadership, Advancing Women in Leadership On-Line Journal, Journal for Rural School and Community Renewal, International Journal of Learning, and Journal for a Just and Caring Education. She is the recipient of the Stanley Brzezinski Research Award, NCPEA's Living Legend Award, the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, UNL's Distinguished Teaching Award, and UNL's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women.Grady coordinates an annual conference on women in educational leadership that attracts national attendance and is in its 24th year. She has been an administrator in K-12 schools as well as at the college and university levels. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and her doctorate in educational administration with a specialty in leadership from The Ohio State University.

Understanding the Beginning Teacher
Helping Beginning Teachers Face Problems and Barriers
Acclimating the Beginning Teacher
Working with Beginning Teachers
The Role of the Principal
Starting Orientation before the School Year Begins
Developing a Good Induction Program
Building a Teacher-Mentor Support Team
Helping Beginning Teachers with Common Problems
Measuring Induction Program Success
Integrating Induction and Career-Long Development