Books: "Anytime, Anywhere: Student-Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers"
Resource Management for School Administrators: Optimizing Fiscal, Facility, and Human Resources
Authors Daniel R. Tomal and Craig A. Schilling present goals for school management that are aligned with the new Educational Leadership Constituent Council and Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards on accreditation. Leaders will get national perspectives on handling future funding challenges, and managing finances, facilities and human resources.
Anytime, Anywhere: Student-Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers
Harvard Education Press
This book presents research and practices in the field of student-centered learning, and includes profiles of schools that have embraced this approach. The authors, Rebecca E. Wolfe, Adria Steinberg, and Nancy Hoffman, argue that teaching should be designed based on what is interesting to students. Their research shows that this approach helps brain function and memory. They also detail how new technology gives students powerful new ways to express what they’ve learned.
The Trust Factor: Strategies for School Leaders
Eye on Education
This guide, written for current and aspiring school leaders, presents real-world examples and relevant research to help them develop skills for building trust with staff members, students and parents. Authors Julie Combs, Stacey Edmonson, and Sandra Harris have written 50 strategies to help leaders avoid behaviors that damage trust. They offer tips on navigating potentially uncomfortable situations, such as teacher evaluations, parent complaints and shrinking budgets. Each strategy is accompanied by reflection questions and self-assessment tools.
School Systems That Learn: Improving Professional Practice, Overcoming Limitations, and Diffusing Innovation
Superintendents and authors Paul Ash and John D'Auria argue that most school systems have reached or nearly reached capacity, and that systemic change is necessary to attain high levels of learning for all students. This book provides a blueprint for creating a systemwide learning organization that focuses on professional development that aligns with student-centered standards.
The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling
Oxford University Press
In this book, author Jal Mehta recounts public education reform over the last century, and puts forward a new agenda to best serve American schools. His approach aims to follow top-performing educational nations by attracting strong candidates into teaching, train teachers extensively in relevant and usable knowledge, and support these efforts through a strong welfare state.