Leading and Learning

Effective School Leadership Through Reflective Storytelling and Inquiry

Faced with a vast list of roles and responsibilities and answering to a broad array of stakeholders, school administrators can feel like they must constantly play the role of invincible superhero. Rarely do they have the opportunity to engage in the kind of reflection, inquiry, and collegial sharing that is so effective in teacher professional development. In Leading and Learning, Fred Brill draws on personal narratives from new and experienced school administrators to examine common themes, concerns, successes, and failures.

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Faced with a vast list of roles and responsibilities and answering to a broad array of stakeholders, school administrators can feel like they must constantly play the role of invincible superhero. Rarely do they have the opportunity to engage in the kind of reflection, inquiry, and collegial sharing that is so effective in teacher professional development. In Leading and Learning, Fred Brill draws on personal narratives from new and experienced school administrators to examine common...read more

About the Author(s)

Fred Brill began considering a career in education after coaching a middle school gymnastics team and then working as an outdoor education summer counselor of emotionally disturbed kids. "I was always able to connect with young people -- especially those who had the most difficulty fitting in," Fred recalls.

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Contents
Foreword by Roland Berth
Acknowledgments
Introduction: From Blind Passion to Professional Inquiry
Part I: The Many Hats Worn by the School Leader
Chapter 1: The Reflective Storytelling Process: Illuminating the Path from Novice to Expert Leadership
Chapter 2: The School Leader as Enforcer
Chapter 3: The School Leader as System Builder
Chapter 4: The School Leader as Equity Promoter
Chapter 5: The School Administrator as Instructional Leader
Part II: School Leadership: The Intersection of Decisions, Values, and Emotions
Chapter 6: Values in School Leadership: A Field of Pressure, Priorities, and Principles
Chapter 7: The School Leader as Principal Decision Maker: A Field of Dreams, Deliberations, and Derailments
Chapter 8: The School Leader as a Human Pincushion: The Role of Emotions in School Leadership
Chapter 9: Inhabiting the Role of School Leader: The Principal as Superhero
Afterword: Lessons and Learnings from New School Leaders
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 184 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 0766Item No: 0801Item No: B766
ISBN: 978-157110-766-4ISBN: 978-157110-801-2ISBN: 978-15711B-766-4

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