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.

Getting into Classrooms

Getting into classrooms

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

—Thomas Henry Huxley

The MBWA principal must have an in-depth understanding of the well-developed written, taught, and tested curriculum. However, equally important are the MBWA strategies for putting these tools to work. Short and frequent classroom observations by the principal constitute an important strategy for acquiring firsthand information about what is taking place in classrooms, and having thoughtful, research-based conversations with teachers about curriculum. The MBWA principal sees and acts upon informal observations of classrooms as an integral part of the school's culture. The many classroom visit protocols vary in name, purpose, and implementation steps; however, they all have in common brief, yet focused observations in classrooms that provide data for ...

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