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New School Management by Wandering Around

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ISBN-10: 141299604X

ISBN-13: 9781412996044

Edition: 2012

Authors: William A. Streshly, Susan P. Gray, Larry E. Frase, William A. Streshly, Susan P. (Penny) Gray

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Achieve success step by stepThe topic of management by wandering around is not new, but the authors’ approach is fresh and timely. This current rendition based on the original work by Frase and Hetzel gives new and seasoned administrators smart, practical advice about what to do in critical school leadership circumstances. This text cites more than 20 well-constructed research studies that show how management by wandering around produces desirable outcomes, including:Higher student achievementImproved school cultureHigher teacher efficacyTopics covered include developing meeting agendas, supervising instruction, dealing with marginal teachers, and creating safe campuses.
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

William Streshly, Ph.D. is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University, and has had over forty years of experience as an educator.

Susan Penny Gray, PhD has been an educator for more than 40 years in Indiana and California, including 15 years as Director of Curriculum Services for the San Marcos Unified School District in San Marcos, California and 7 years as a member of the Educational Leadership faculty at San Diego State University. During her tenure as Director of Curriculum Services she was responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of exemplary programs recognized throughout California in Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, History-Social Science, and Science for grades K through 12. She was also responsible for effective teacher and principal support strategies that during the years under…    

Larry E. Frase, Ed.D. teaches in the Education department of San Diego State University.

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Defining the MBWA Leader
Personal Attributes and Beliefs of MBWA Leaders
Examples of MBWA From History
Examples of MBWA From Industrial and Educational Leaders
The Research Base
School Leadership: What Matters Most
"Great Man" Theory of Leadership
The Trait Theory
Modern Leadership Theories
Assessing Your Leadership Style
Why Teachers Teach and Why They Leave
Why Teachers Teach
Why Teachers Leave
Why Teachers Stay
Supportive Leadership of the MBWA Principal
The Improvement Ethic
Promoting Quality Curriculum Through MBWA
Quality of Curriculum Content
Ensuring High-Quality Instruction
Monitoring the Curriculum
Caveats on Research
Getting Into Classrooms
Research Supporting Frequent Principal Classroom Observations
Conducting Informal Classroom Observations
Informal Classroom Observation Protocols
Finding Time for MBWA
The Research on How Principals Spend Their Time
How MBWA Administrators Find the Time
Time Management Myths
Finding Time at Work for MBWA
Meetings: Wasting Time Versus Making Progress
Planning a Productive Meeting
Promoting Good Student Discipline and a Safe Campus
Plan A Team Approach to Schoolwide Student Discipline
Know the Board's Policies and Regulations
Create a Student Discipline Plan
Make the Campus Safe
Supervise Adequately
Establish Lines of Communication With the Police
Dealing With Unmet Expectations: Marginal and Incompetent Teachers
The Day of Reckoning
Analyzing Teacher Performance
Dealing With Unsatisfactory Teachers: A Four-Phase Process
Avoiding or Dealing Effectively With Grievances
Ensuring Due Process and Building the File
Why Tenure?
Due Process
Documentation and File Building
The Formal Disciplinary Memo
Alternatives to the Dismissal Process
Epilogue
Resources
Elementary School Parent Survey
Secondary School Parent Survey
Summative Teacher Performance Evaluation
Teacher Self-Assessment Inventory of Skills and Interests
References
Index