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.

Promoting Good Student Discipline and a Safe Campus

Promoting good student discipline and a safe campus

There is no more fundamental obligation of a government than to protect those who cannot protect themselves: namely, our children.

—James McGreevey, former governor of New Jersey

In addition to supporting the educational mission of the school, Management by Wandering Around promotes a safe and secure learning environment. The MBWA principal's habit of being out and around—during lunch hour and class breaks as well as times when classes are in session—has a powerful impact on student deportment as well as threats from off campus. In addition to spotting problems before they happen, the MBWA principal has an important opportunity to interact with students in informal settings. These small events add warmth ...

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