Achieve success step by step

The topic of management by wandering around is not new, but the authors' approach is fresh and timely. This current rendition based on the original work by Frase and Hetzel gives new and seasoned administrators smart, practical advice about how to “wander around” with purpose and develop a more interactive leadership style. This text cites more than 20 well-constructed research studies that show how management by wandering around produces desirable outcomes, including: Higher student achievement; Improved school culture; Higher teacher efficacy

Management by wandering around is not a rigid, linear process: it is a combination of proven methods and a flexible, organic approach to the whole of leadership. Topics covered include developing meeting agendas, supervising instruction, dealing with marginal teachers, and creating safe campuses. The bottom line? If you want to accomplish more, start by getting out more—and this book shows you how to make it count.

Ensuring Due Process and Building the File

Ensuring due process and building the file

Nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

—Due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

As we discussed previously, navigating through the due process procedures to dismiss a marginal or incompetent teacher is difficult (see Chapter 9, Figure 9.2). It is filled with legal and procedural potholes. The good news is that all of these can be avoided. The key is to develop expert documentation fully compatible with the state laws, the relevant district policies, and the negotiated agreement. Keeping faith in the conviction that only competent teachers should be in the schools is absolutely crucial.

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