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 the age of #MeToo  • Revamped discussion of mandates, standards and rubrics  • Celebration of educators as skilled professionals  • Expanded conversations about hope, faith, and parental involvement  • Sometimes all it takes to solve a problem is reframe it with wise advice from a trusted mentor. In this one-of-a-kind leadership resource, you�ll find both.

Newcomers Find Wise Friends

Newcomers Find Wise Friends

Jaime Rodriguez stood looking through his office window onto the empty schoolyard, mulling over his first days as principal. Rockier than he’d expected. He had hoped to impress the faculty with his dedication and vision. But he’d somehow missed the mark by a country mile. After the meeting’s thumping, things continued to spiral downward. He was grateful for one thing. Just when he felt he was going under for the third time, he’d run into an understanding and sympathetic coach—Brenda Connors, a veteran principal in a neighboring school. Jaime encountered her as they were leaving a meeting at the district office.

“So how’s it going at Pico, newbie?” Brenda asked.

Jaime hesitated, wondering if she really wanted to know. ...

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