Make the most of your time—and your leadership Is your school’s vision getting buried under paperwork? Are goals constantly pushed aside for small emergencies? If you spend more time picking up pieces than putting them together, this is your book. Written by seasoned school principals, this plan of action will get you back to the instructional leadership that made you want this job in the first place. As educational technology helps you maximize your efficiency, you’ll see improvement where it counts—in teaching, student achievement, morale, and resource management. This comprehensive guide features:  • Easy-to-follow, single-topic chapters  • Standards–based scenarios and questions  • Time management self-assessments  • Easily adaptable experiential exercises  • Strategies for battling the “silent time thief” Tailor-made for overworked administrators just like you, you’ll become the leader you want to be—and promote a positive school culture where teachers and students thrive. “The authors have lived the demanding schedule as school leaders. They provide real advice on how to keep the balance with the demands of school leadership and to give the gift of time to family and self.” –Dr. Tricia Peña, Professor Northern Arizona University “This book should be a must read for every practicing or aspiring administrator. The authors take a fresh look at time management issues while maintaining a focus on principles of effective leadership and applications of emerging technology.” –Chris Hubbuch, Principal Excelsior Springs Middle School, MO

Technology Staying a Step Ahead of the Silent Time Thief

Technology: Staying a Step Ahead of the Silent Time Thief

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.

—Steve Ballmer (AACIS Unlimited Potential Grant Announcement, 2005)

Thoughtful and Selective Technology Integration

Steve Ballmer’s quote highlights how technology must be viewed as a tool to empower people to be more creative and ...

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