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.

Student Discipline: Who’s Really in Charge?

Student Discipline: Who’s Really in Charge?

February was turning into Jaime’s best month yet. The post-holiday morale crisis and the anonymous newsletter led to a series of informal meetings with faculty. The process was challenging but, in the end, exhilarating. Morale was up. So was trust. People were talking to one another. Jaime was on a high. Until the bubble burst again.

This time the hot button was student discipline. In the old days, Sam Shepherd had been tireless in his efforts to bring young offenders to justice. He had been police officer, judge, and jury, all rolled into one. When teachers sent offenders to Shepherd, the outcome was never in doubt. He kept the lid tightly clamped on the ...

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