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Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Resultsby Douglas Reeves
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Reeves, an author and consultant on leadership and organizational effectiveness, draws from his monthly columns from Educational Leadership to discuss creating the right conditions for, and planning, implementing, and sustaining change in schools. He provides examples from his work with educators in schools in the US and around the world to meet the challenges of change in any area of the school, and discusses such topics as coaching, grading, the arts, cultural change, and professional development. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Using real examples of elementary and secondary schools that have moved change from rhetoric to reality, a giant in the field of school leadership explains how teachers and administrators everywhere can make sure change efforts lead to better results. Whether your school needs to improve literacy, inspire great teaching, increase attendance, reduce dropout rates, reform grading, or reach any other accountability, let Douglas Reeves equip you with what you need to succeed:
Effective planning models for change that include highly focused goals and action plans.
Change Readiness Assessments for embarking on your journey.
Ways of interviewing and selecting the best teachers and administrators for your leadership team.
Strategies to ensure short-term wins sustain long-term change.
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