Noteworthy Books

Noteworthy Books

Recommended reading for district leaders.

Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success
ASCD
As Abraham Lincoln’s legacy continued to dominate the silver screen this past year, authors Harvey Alvy and Pam Robbins show how the legacy of Abraham Lincoln can guide today’s education leaders as they tackle large-scale challenges, such as closing the achievement gap, and everyday issues, such as communicating with constituents. End-of-chapter exercises provide a structure for reflection, analysis of current behaviors, and guidance for future work, so that readers can create their own path to success. 
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Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap: Essential Lessons for School Leaders


Teachers College Press
While highlighting the leadership challenge of meeting the academic needs of English learners in schools, this book introduces a step-by-step process for educators at any level to ensure reform sustainability and examines the processes, tools, and structures needed to anchor successful school reform.
For more information: amzn.to/SJ8qGt 

No Place for Bullying: Leadership for Schools that Care for Every Student
Corwin
Using three components, author James Dillon wants school leaders to have the will, skill, and desire to follow through when it comes to combating bullying in their schools. This book will provide information on how to assess and improve the school climate and describe the paradigm shift that needs to be created to develop and lead a schoolwide bully prevention program.
For more information: amzn.to/UrKigP 

Helping Educators Grow: Strategies and Practices for Leadership Development
Harvard Education Press
In this book, author Eleanor Drago-Severson argues that professional development must invite educational leaders to experience the conditions that support adult growth, even as they are learning about them. Drawing on the principles of constructive-developmental theory, Drago-Severson offers a framework for conceptualizing growth based on the core elements of care, respect, trust, collaboration, and intentionality. For more information: amzn.to/YZOm7N 

The Futures of School Reform
Harvard Education Press
This book represents the culminating work of a three-year discussion among national education leaders convened by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The authors aim to map out a variety of bold visions about school reform that push the boundaries of current thinking and identify the leverage points for generating dramatic change and highlight critical trade-offs among different courses of action.
For more information: amzn.to/SXyfoF 



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