Taking a practice-to-theory approach grounded in research The Principal: Leadership for a Global Society is a core textbook for use by aspiring and practicing K-12 school principals. The goal of the text is to prepare school leaders to successfully face the real life issues that principals deal with on a day-to-day basis. This comprehensive text addresses the most up to date view building leadership as well providing a rich arrange of pedagogical features that help school principals understand both the challenges prevalent in schools today and the tool belt of leadership strategies needed to meet school, district, community, state, and national ideologies and standards. This text will provide a rich array of innovative, practical, and successful leadership concepts ideas that will separate it from other principalship textbooks on the market today.

Improving Staff Evaluation

Improving staff evaluation

Given the emphasis on school reform and improved student performance, it is imperative that classroom teachers provide a positive learning environment. Teachers in the classroom have the greatest control over conditions that affect learning and behavior, but there are no silver bullets for improving teacher quality. Given the factors that influence teaching, a comprehensive approach that touches on each stage of a teacher's career appears to be the best strategy for improving teacher quality.

Key to Leadership

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

William Arthur Ward

To illustrate the importance of teacher quality, a Tennessee study showed that students who had 3 consecutive years of instruction by ineffective teachers scored as much as ...

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