Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach Transforming Schools at Every Level

ISBN-10: 1935542540

ISBN-13: 9781935542544

Edition: 2012

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School improvement begins with self-examination and honest dialogue about socialization, bias, discrimination, and cultural insensitivity. The authors acknowledge both the structural and sociological issues that contribute to low-performing schools and offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, increase literacy, establish academic vocabulary, and contribute to a healthier school culture.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 10/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

About the Authors
Will And Skill
Will and Skill
The Blame Game
The "Turnaround" Concept
The Two Parts of a Positive School Environment
The Four Zones of a Positive Learning Environment
The Need for Philosophical Agreement
Embracing Culture and Structure
The Will to Lead
Conflicting Wills
Schools as Microcosms
The Importance of a Healthy School Culture
Toxic School Culture
Collective Commitment to Success for All Students
Abolishing Conflicting Wills
Frustration in a Toxic Culture
Insufficient Preparation
Overwhelming Conditions
The Cycle of Blame
A Culture of Complaint
Doing to Students Versus Acting With Students
Lessening the Frustration
The School Culture Framework: Creating a Culture of Collaboration
The Players
Believers and Fundamentalists
Collegial and Managerial Cultures
Reducing Fundamentalism
Building Up the Believers
Reversing Perceptions
Leadership at Every Level
Transformational Leaders
Teacher Leaders
Site Leaders
Central and District Leaders
State and Federal Leaders
Building a Healthy Culture
The Skill to Teach
Developing a Responsive Pedagogy
Aligning the Will With the Skill
Skill Is Being Responsive
Three Lessons From Hollywood
Recognizing the Need for a Responsive Pedagogy
Identifying the Audience for Responsive Pedagogy
Beware of Deficit Thinking
Becoming Skillful
The Steps to a Responsive Pedagogy
Step One: Identify an Area of Instruction for Improvement
Step Two: Assess the Quantity and Quality of the Activities Currently Used
Step Three: Implement Responsive Activities During Teaching
The Art of Juxtapositions
Steps for Success
Responsive Classroom Management
Philosophies of Classroom Management
The Three P Approach
Activities for Responsive Classroom Management
Building Responsive Classroom Management
Responsive Academic Vocabulary
Four Key Premises
Steps for Responsive Vocabulary Instruction
Building Responsive Academic Vocabulary
Responsive Academic Literacy
Engaging Students With Culturally Responsive Texts
Using Read-Alouds in the Oral Tradition of Storytelling
Using Responsive Literacy Techniques Effectively
Building Responsive Academic Literacy
Responsive Learning Environment
A Print-Rich Environment
Learning Centers
Culturally Colorful Materials
Optimally Arranged Space
Multiple Libraries
Relevant Bulletin Boards
Displayed Student Work and Images of Students
Building a Responsive Learning Environment
References and Resources
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