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Reframing the Path to School Leadership
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Reframing the Path to School Leadership
A Guide for Teachers and Principals

Third Edition


September 2018 | 208 pages | Corwin

The indispensable leadership companion—updated and more relevant than ever!

Part leadership manual, part short novel, this unique best-seller uses dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how the simple act of viewing a problem through different lenses—political, human resources, structural, or symbolic—can reveal better options and solutions.


Featuring reflective questions and solid strategies for meeting real-life 
challenges, the third edition also includes

  • New views on building morale in challenging times
  • A revamped discussion of mandates, standards, and rubrics
  • A celebration of educators as skilled professionals
  • Expanded conversations about hope, faith, and parental involvement

Sometimes all it takes to solve a problem is to reframe it by listening to wise advice from a trusted mentor.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
PART I: A PAIR OF ROOKIES
 
1. A New Teacher’s First Day
 
2. Getting Off on the Wrong Foot
 
3. Newcomers Find Wise Friends
Leadership Lessons I: Seeing and Solving Entry Barriers

 
 
PART II: THE POLITICAL GA
 
4. The Old Guard and New Principal
 
5. The Inclusion Wars: School Politics
Leadership Lessons II: Mapping and Mastering the Political Terrain

 
 
PART III: THE HUMAN RESOURCE LENS
 
6. Sagging Morale
Leadership Lessons III: Build Relationships and Empower Yourself

 
 
PART IV: THE STRUCTURAL FRAME
 
7. Student Discipline: Who’s Really in Charge?
 
8. Standards and Rubrics
Leadership Lessons IV: Align Structure With the Work

 
 
PART V: THE SYMBOLIC FRAME: BELIEVING IS SEEING
 
9. Changing the Guard
 
10. Building Confidence and Faith
 
11. “I’m Just a Great Teacher!”
Leadership Lessons V: Celebrate Values and Culture

 
 
PART VI: VALUES, ETHICS, AND SPIRIT
 
12. Teaching and Leading: Finding a Balance
 
13. It’s All About Values and Beliefs
Leadership Lessons VI: Problems and Dilemmas

 
 
PART VII: THE CYCLE CONTINUES
 
14. The Essence of Teaching: Leaving a Legacy
 
15. Loss . . . and Celebration
 
16. Passing the Torch
Leadership Lessons VII: The Enduring Sequence

 
 
References
 
Further Reading

Insightful, relevant and clear!

Ms Lizana Oberholzer
CASS School of Education & Communities, University of East London
June 7, 2019
Key features
  • Uses storytelling to illustrate the mental tools necessary for decoding the confusing and messy terrain of everyday life in schools
  • Provides an optimistic view of what can go right in schools, i.e., positive potential for classroom and school leadership—even within the context of today's climate of heightened accountability
  • Covers the challenges faced by new and seasoned teachers and principals in achieving a balance between their personal and professional lives
  • Includes stories that look at schools through four key frames: a political frame, to consider how individuals and groups jockey for power and work with limited resources; a human resource frame, to highlight the importance of individual needs and motives; a structural frame, to examine the importance of clear goals and roles; and a symbolic frame, to explore the importance of culture, meaning, belief, and faith within the school.
  • Provides Leadership Lessons, Reflections, and Applications at the end of each chapter to encourage further thought and action on the lessons within each interwoven story

Sample Materials & Chapters

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