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Establishing a Lasting Legacy

Six Steps to Maximize Your Leadership Impact and Improve Teacher Retention

Grow as an authentic leader and retain great teachers with Establishing a Lasting Legacy. Built on foundational leadership principles, this resource offers practical tools and suggestions that will help you develop teacher self-efficacy, address retention problems, build positive relationships, and more.


  • Understand why there is a teacher retention problem and ways to provide needed support to educators.
  • Learn how to grow your own leadership skills as well as how to build collective efficacy schoolwide.
  • Discover how to increase transparency, self-efficacy, and trust with staff.
  • Receive reflection questions, prompts, and templates to deepen learning and understanding of the material.
  • Study vignettes, examples, and advice from experienced educators.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What Will Be Your Legacy?
Part One: Who Am I, Who Are You, Who Are We?
Chapter 1: Lead Authentically
Chapter 2: Develop Teacher Self-Efficacy
Chapter 3: Build a School of Collective Efficacy
Part Two: What Matters Most?
Chapter 4: Build and Rebuild Trust
Chapter 5: Listen to Your People
Chapter 6: Develop a Shared Vision


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Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6




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