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.

Building Confidence and Faith

Building Confidence and Faith

It had been a roller-coaster year. The highs were exhilarating, and the lows were the pits. Jaime was tired but still basking in the glory of his maiden voyage. While the faculty had the summer to play and recharge, Jaime, Phyllis, and Bill Hill were now cleaning up, catching up, and preparing Pico for the coming year. Classrooms needed to be scoured of last year’s “cooties” and polished. The grounds needed trimming and replanting. New students had to be chased down and registered. There was no summer session, but Jaime had one on the drawing board for the following year. Most teachers were on vacation. Phil Leckney always spent the summer at his cabin. Joan and Larry ...

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