Developing Instructional Leadership
Creating a Culture of Ownership through the Use of Strategic Learning Practice
by Robert Crowe and Jane Kennedy
Available from Learning Sciences International
It is clear that the job of being a principal is hard work. You come to school each day motivated to provide your staff and your students with the highest quality support you can. But achievement can’t be elevated if only the principal is motivated. Developing Instructional Leadership provides practical, validated techniques that transform schools into environments where students, teachers, and administrators are all motivated to pull together to elevate student achievement.
Robert Crowe and Jane Kennedy, authors of Developing Student Ownership, combine 50+ years of research, consulting, and practical school-wide experiences to break down the strategic learning practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and climate that increase the opportunities for learning. When you finish this guide, you will know:
- HOW TO determine the goals of an initiative focused on student achievement
- HOW TO support implementation of the initiative
- HOW TO monitor implementation of the initiative
- HOW TO build school-wide collaboration
Containing multiple real-life examples, prompts for self-reflection, and best practices, Developing Instructional Leadership is a comprehensive and functional guide no principal will want to be without. Click here to read a sample chapter.
What are people saying about Developing Instructional Leadership?
“This book offers a research-based framework of the actions school leaders must take to support, influence, and motivate teachers as they implement new initiatives to improve student learning. It provides a clear pathway for leaders to build the capacity and responsibility of teachers by taking clear and consistent actions every day in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and climate to increase opportunities for student learning. You will learn that if we, as leaders, take actionable steps in each of these areas, we can support teachers with the effective instructional leadership needed to improve student achievement.”
“This book is a ‘must-read’ for any administrator or would-be administrators, especially those currently in credentialing programs. ”
This book gives practical questions that encourage the strategic thinking around any good implementation that will reduce the resistance to it by the staff…This methodology has really impacted the level of our professional conversations and has become the guiding principle for our whole-school improvement.
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Can you imagine building an environment full of motivated, engaged, and eager students who own their learning?