Lead Like a PIRATE

Lead Like a PIRATE Author Shelley Burgess
ISBN-10 1946444006
Release 2017-03-15
Pages 250
Download Link Click Here

In Lead Like a PIRATE Burgess and Houf map out the traits necessary to captain a school or district. You'll learn where to find the treasure already in your schools-and how to bring out the best in your team. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff and communities.



Teach Like a Pirate

Teach Like a Pirate Author Dave Burgess
ISBN-10 0988217600
Release 2012
Pages 177
Download Link Click Here

In this book you'll learn how to: tap into your passion as a teacher - even when you're less than excited about the subject; develop creative presentations that capture your students' interest; establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom; transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. --from back cover.



Learn Like a Pirate

Learn Like a Pirate Author Paul Solarz
ISBN-10 098821766X
Release 2015-03-09
Pages 250
Download Link Click Here

"QR codes provide additional Pirate resources!"--Page 4 of cover.



Lead Like a Pirate

Lead Like a Pirate Author Christopher Novak
ISBN-10 0979800919
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 88
Download Link Click Here

Sets tips for effective team leadership in the age of pirates, focusing on captain, crew, mission, strategy, and treasure.



School Culture Recharged Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture

School Culture Recharged  Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture Author Steve Gruenert
ISBN-10 9781416623489
Release 2017-02-16
Pages 200
Download Link Click Here

Why do some schools succeed while others struggle? Why do policies and programs often fail to deliver what they promise? In this follow-up to their insightful School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It, authors Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school’s culture and staff. Written as a standalone guide, School Culture Recharged clarifies the difference between culture and climate and zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including * Moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; * Using the school’s culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; * Maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and * Developing organizational habits--rules and rituals--that can contribute to positive change. For education leaders at all levels, this book delivers a compelling message: Understanding and harnessing the transformative power of school culture can propel your school into the kind of place where teachers want to work, administrators can focus on what matters most, and students can thrive.



P Is for Pirate

P Is for Pirate Author Dave Burgess
ISBN-10 0988217643
Release 2014-11-21
Pages 54
Download Link Click Here

"Teaching is an adventure that stretches the imagination and calls for creativity every day! In P is for pirate, husband and wife team Dave and Shelley Burgess encourage and inspire educators to make their clasrooms fun and exciting places to learn" -- page 4 cover.



Redefining Fair

Redefining Fair Author Damian Cooper
ISBN-10 9781935543879
Release 2011-06-06
Pages 216
Download Link Click Here

Learn how to define proficiency accurately and differentiate to help all students achieve it. With a focus on mixed-ability classes, the author outlines instructional practices that engage, empower, and motivate students. Using stories, strategies, case histories, and sample documents, he explains how to implement equitable instruction, assessment, grading, and reporting practices for diverse 21st century learners.



Renegade Leadership

Renegade Leadership Author Brad Gustafson
ISBN-10 9781506334233
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 192
Download Link Click Here

Get ready to be a renegade with this how-to leadership guide. We’re all looking for the next best tech tool, but why don’t we have the same progressive appetite for pedagogy that we have for technology? Renegade leadership may be the answer we need. Merging best practice with innovation, renegade leadership is student-centered, intertwining equity, culture, and technology. Using research, vignettes, and renegade profiles, this book challenges you to lead in the digital age by: Applying transformational tenets of connected pedagogy Increasing your leadership in curriculum, cultural proficiency, and school improvement Leading staff meetings, planning professional development, and improving student learning Don’t miss the free podcasts, flipped book study, and more on the Renegade Leadership website.



Kids Deserve It

Kids Deserve It Author Todd Nesloney
ISBN-10 0996989641
Release 2016-05-18
Pages
Download Link Click Here

What if learning was exciting? What if students felt important and empowered every time they walked into the building? What if parents looked forward to calls from their children's teachers and principals, instead of cringing when the school's number popped up on their phones? To Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome, those aren't far-fetched what ifs; they can (and should) be a reality for every teacher, school, parent, and student. In Kids Deserve It!, Todd and Adam encourage you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place. Learn why you should be calling parents to praise your students (and employees). Discover ways to promote family interaction and improve relationships for kids at school and at home. Be inspired to take risks, shake up the status quo, and be a champion for your students. #KidsDeserveIt



Explore Like a PIRATE

Explore Like a PIRATE Author Michael Matera
ISBN-10 0986155500
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 229
Download Link Click Here

Are you ready to transform your classroom into an experiential work that flourishes on collaboration and creativity? Then set sail with classroom game designer and educator Michael Matera as he reveals the possibilities and power of game-based learning. In Explore Like a PIRATE, Matera serves as your experienced guide to help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum. Part one debunks common myths and fears about gamification and explains why and how game-based learning effectively engages students in any subject or grade level. Part two focuses on how you can empower students to take control of their learning. You'll also learn all about the different kinds of players in your classroom - and how to inspire them to set and achieve big goals. Part three is an all-in-one treasure chest, tool box, and field guide. Packed with ideas and examples that can be applied or adapted to any classroom - from badges and points, to mini-games and yearlong adventures - this is a resource you'll return to again and again.



Hacking Leadership

Hacking Leadership Author Joe Sanfelippo
ISBN-10 0998570524
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 160
Download Link Click Here

In Hacking Leadership, award-winning school administrators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis demonstrate how to increase learning by leaving the office and engaging directly with all teachers and learners. They identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide right-now solutions for each, while showing you how to lead from the middle.



Got Data Now What

Got Data  Now What Author Laura Lipton
ISBN-10 9781936765058
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 304
Download Link Click Here

Explore three defining challenges that school teams face when gathering, interpreting, and utilizing school data. Complete with survey questions for efficient data collection, group work structures, strategies, and tools—along with essential definitions and descriptions of data types—this compelling guide will help you confront data obstacles and turn struggling committees into powerful communities of learners.



The Teacher 50

The Teacher 50 Author Baruti K. Kafele
ISBN-10 9781416622734
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 105
Download Link Click Here

In this thoughtful guide for novice and veteran educators alike, Baruti K. Kafele takes readers on a reflective journey designed to reignite their passion for teaching. Kafele’s 50 questions and penetrating insights reveal how you can - Inspire students of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to strive for academic excellence; - Develop strong relationships with students, their parents, and the greater community; - Address the challenges and promises presented by millennial learners; and - Boost your motivation and excitement about teaching despite entrenched obstacles and daily frustrations. Replete with ideas for strengthening your practice and investing in student success, this book is an indispensable companion for teachers who want to give their absolute best in the classroom at all times and under all circumstances. Baruti K. Kafele is a highly regarded teacher, administrator, and speaker and is the author of several books, including The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence.



The Coach Approach to School Leadership

The Coach Approach to School Leadership Author Jessica Johnson
ISBN-10 9781416623885
Release 2017-05-22
Pages 181
Download Link Click Here

Three coaching and leadership experts explore how using instructional coaching techniques enables principals to balance learning leadership with their evaluative and supervisory duties.



The Innovator s Mindset

The Innovator s Mindset Author George Couros
ISBN-10 0986155497
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 252
Download Link Click Here

The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity--and those are the skills our students need to succeed.



School Culture Rewired

School Culture Rewired Author Steve Gruenert
ISBN-10 9781416619901
Release 2015-01-16
Pages 170
Download Link Click Here

Your school is a lot more than a center of student learning--it also represents a self-contained culture, with traditions and expectations that reflect its unique mission and demographics. In this groundbreaking book, education experts Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students’ lives. Drawing from decades of research on organizational cultures and school leadership, the authors provide everything you need to optimize both the culture and climate of your school, including * "Culture-busting" strategies to help teachers adopt positive attitudes, outlooks, and behaviors; * A framework for pinpointing the type of culture you have, the type that you want, and the actions you need to take to bridge the two; * Tips for hiring, training, and retaining teachers who will actively work to improve your school's culture; and * Instructions on how to create and implement a successful School Culture Rewiring Team. Though often invisible to the naked eye, a school's culture influences everything that takes place under its roof. Whether your school is urban or rural, prosperous or struggling, School Culture Rewired is the ultimate guide to making sure that the culture in your school is guided first and foremost by what's best for your students.



Leading Through Quality Questioning

Leading Through Quality Questioning Author Jackie Acree Walsh
ISBN-10 9781412960618
Release 2010-01-20
Pages 125
Download Link Click Here

Discover how questions, not answers, help drive school improvement by applying the principles of quality questioning to four critical leadership functions: maximizing, mobilizing, mediating, and monitoring.