Eight at the Top : A View inside Public Education

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Eight at the Top : A View inside Public Education

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 142 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780810842151
  • DDC分類 371.2011

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           ix
Quotes from the Authors xi
Preface xv
Knowing Your Community 1 (30)
Do Your Research 2 (7)
Learning about a New Community 2 (4)
Not Knowing Your Community Can Backfire 6 (3)
There Is No ``One'' Community 9 (7)
Communities Are Always Changing 10 (1)
Channeling the Energy of Special Interest 10 (1)
Groups
Attempting to Bring the Community Together 11 (3)
Rising to Community Expectations: Fire at 14 (2)
the Middle School
Developing Community Relationships 16 (7)
Removing Barriers to Serve Families 16 (1)
Don't Forget the ``Ordinary People'' 17 (1)
Living Treasures 18 (1)
Seniors for Schools: An Invaluable 19 (2)
Resource
Service Club Partnerships: A Gold Mine of 21 (1)
Support
Partnering for Win-Win Outcomes 22 (1)
The Media Is the Community, Too 23 (7)
Media Relations as Art, Not Science 23 (4)
The Long Walk to the Morning Paper 27 (1)
When the Media Calls 28 (2)
Lessons Learned 30 (1)
Knowing Your Board 31 (28)
Your Board Is Your Boss 32 (5)
Bossy, Bossy 32 (1)
The Complexity of Multiple Bosses 33 (2)
Boards Who Love You Can Be Difficult 35 (2)
Building the Board Team 37 (8)
Assumptions: Don't Make Them 37 (2)
Tips on Handling Board Elections 39 (2)
Revolving Board Members 41 (1)
Orientation and Ongoing Training 42 (1)
No Surprises 43 (2)
The Wavy Line Between Policy and 45 (5)
Administration
Revisiting the Board's Purpose 45 (2)
Honoring Board Policy 47 (2)
Shaping Up Board Policies 49 (1)
Board Meetings: Getting Down to Real 50 (7)
Business
Planning the Meeting 51 (4)
Board Meeting Twists Keep You on Your Toes 55 (1)
Recovering from the Meeting 56 (1)
Lessons Learned 57 (2)
Knowing Your Organization and Its People 59 (24)
Figuring Out What's Going On 60 (7)
Listen First 60 (1)
Shifting the Power Structure 61 (1)
Getting Your Priorities Straight: The 62 (3)
Importance of Showing Up
Establishing and Reinforcing District 65 (2)
Priorities
Organizing for Action: Word for the Year 67 (1)
Building Capacity and Cementing 68 (2)
Relationships
Communicating with Unions 68 (1)
Giving a Boost 69 (1)
Tending to the People Business 70 (6)
Knowing You Found the Right Person 70 (1)
Personnel Evaluation: Giving Honest 71 (1)
Feedback
Dealing with a Moral Issue 72 (2)
The Big Principal Switch 74 (2)
Keeping an Eye on the Future 76 (4)
Blame or Aim: Getting There Together 76 (1)
Future Leaders Program 76 (2)
Leaving a Legacy 78 (2)
Lessons Learned 80 (3)
Knowing Your Students 83 (24)
Motivating Young People 83 (4)
The DARE Graduation: Setting Goals 83 (2)
Continuation High Schools Get a Bad Rap 85 (1)
The Perfect Graduation Story 86 (1)
The Way Youngsters Energize Us 87 (3)
Arturo's Drawing 87 (1)
What's Wrong with Your Face? 88 (1)
The Fingerprint Apron 89 (1)
Being a Champion for Youth 90 (7)
Promotion Program Causes Chaos 90 (3)
Jose and Alejandro 93 (1)
Andrew 94 (1)
Maximizing Connections for Students 95 (2)
Connecting with Students 97 (8)
Growing Tall 97 (1)
School as a Safe Haven 98 (1)
The Honesty of Children 99 (2)
When a Student Dies 101(2)
Tragedy Strikes 103(1)
CoSA 104(1)
Lessons Learned 105(2)
Knowing Yourself 107(26)
Personal Qualities That Count 108(3)
Being Calm in the Face of Adversity 108(1)
Collegial Kindness: Giving and Gaining 108(1)
Courage
Listening and Listening Well! 109(1)
Being Ethical 110(1)
Sources of Guidance and Inspiration 111(3)
My Personal Board of Directors: 111(1)
Relationships Built for a Lifetime
Treasure Your Past to Inspire Your Future 112(1)
Call a Colleague 113(1)
Professional Development Never Ends 114(4)
The Dilemma of Taking Time for Development 114(1)
What Happens When You're Gone 115(1)
Learning to Laugh with Colleagues 116(2)
Surviving and Thriving 118(4)
Being a Good Target 118(1)
Caught in the Middle and Working to Take 119(1)
Control
Having a Vision Means You're Never 120(2)
Unprepared
Knowing When It's Time to Leave 122(2)
Gaining and Keeping Perspective 124(2)
The Jigsaw Puzzle: The Pieces Eventually 124(1)
Fit
The Heart Monitor: Ups and Downs Are 125(1)
Normal
Taking Care of Yourself 126(3)
Balancing Self, Spouse, and Family 126(1)
Enhancing Your Environment 127(2)
Final Story 129(1)
Lessons Learned 130(3)
Index 133(4)
About the Authors 137