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.

The Inclusion Wars: School Politics

The Inclusion Wars: School Politics

Roscoe was acting out. Again. Joan tried each time to get him calmed down. Even when she succeeded, his sidekick, Armando, erupted in mischief somewhere else in the room, which always drew Roscoe back into the fray. It seemed unending. The pair were virtuosos of ruining a teacher’s afternoon. Joan had tried everything just short of wringing both of their necks—with little success. Nothing she had learned in college or business had prepared her for this. Her classroom had been almost orderly most of the time since Margaret’s first visit. But now it was careening rapidly toward chaos, and she was at a loss about what to do.

Joan wondered if she had enough energy to ...

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