The School Leadership Playbook. A Field Guide for Dramatic Improvement

  • ID: 3089742
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A PROVEN FRAMEWORK FOR WHOLE–SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

The School Leadership Playbook is a practical guide for education leaders looking to push school and student achievement to the next level. Developed by renowned leadership preparation program New Leaders, the Transformational Leadership Framework focuses on the five categories that drive school success: Learning and Teaching, School Culture, Talent Management, Operations and Systems, and Personal Leadership. This book illustrates how each of these factors contributes to breakthrough gains, and outlines a plan for implementing changes in your own school. You′ll learn how to accurately diagnose the current state of your school′s academics and culture, and create a concrete action plan for the year ahead.

PRAISE FOR THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PLAYBOOK

"New Leaders has provided an excellent and easy–to–use guide for transforming school performance through high impact leadership actions. The School Leadership Playbook draws from the experiences of hundreds of principals who have made the journey to better results for students and shows the consistent paths their schools took to success."
Paul Bambrick–Santoyo, author, Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS vii

ABOUT NEW LEADERS ix

LEADERSHIP FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT 1

Our Experience: Developing Transformational Leaders for High–Poverty Schools 3

The Transformational Leadership Framework 4

What Is the TLF? 5

CHAPTER ONE Learning and Teaching 13

Lever 1 Aligned curriculum 22

Lever 2 Classroom practices and instruction 26

Lever 3 Data 30

Lever 4 Student–centered differentiation 36

CHAPTER TWO School Culture 39

Lever 1 Shared mission and values 48

Lever 2 Relationships 56

Lever 3 Family and community engagement 62

CHAPTER THREE Talent Management 65

Lever 1 Recruitment and onboarding 76

Lever 2 Instructional leadership team 84

Lever 3 Performance monitoring and evaluation 88

Lever 4 Professional learning and collaboration 96

CHAPTER FOUR Operations and Planning 101

Lever 1 Goal setting and implementation 108

Lever 2 Time management 112

Lever 3 Budget 116

Lever 4 Community and district relations 122

CHAPTER FIVE Personal Leadership 127

Structure 132

Levers in the Personal Leadership Category 132

Lever 1 Belief–based and goal–driven leadership 137

Lever 2 Equity–focused leadership 138

Lever 3 Interpersonal leadership 139

Lever 4 Adaptive leadership 140

Lever 5 Resilient leadership 141

CONCLUSION 143

APPENDIX Methodology of the New Leaders Research Study145

GLOSSARY 148

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND WORKS CITED 156

INDEX 172

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JEAN DESRAVINES is CEO of New Leaders, an innovative school reform organization that develops and supports highly effective leaders.

BENJAMIN FENTON is co–founder and chief strategy officer at New Leaders. A recognized expert on principal quality, Ben leads New Leaders′ human capital consulting initiatives.

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