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Leading With Intention

This guide for reflective, educational leadership will focus your invaluable everyday work in schools. Discover actionable steps for staff collaboration, evidence-based decision-making, and change leadership that will ensure student learning comes first.

Benefits

  • Explore eight interrelated areas of school leadership that will assist you in becoming a more synergistic leader.
  • Explore four concepts essential to your work in leading schools: collaboration, a shared leadership model, evidence-based decision-making, and a focus on learning.
  • Learn how to enhance student achievement in your school or district with the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC) process.
  • Acquire 40+ specific instructional leadership actions you can put into practice immediately.
  • Access leadership reflection questions and downloadable reproducibles designed to support your educational leadership development.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Using Your Great Power as a Leader
Chapter 1: Achieving Focus and Staying Intentional
Chapter 2: Establishing and Maintaining Organization
Chapter 3: Building Shared Leadership
Chapter 4: Using Evidence for Decision Making and Action
Chapter 5: Prioritizing the Student
Chapter 6: Leading Instruction
Chapter 7: Fostering Communication
Chapter 8: Developing Community and Relationships
Afterword: Creating the Future

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BOOKS

  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2012). Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The Handbook for SMART School Teams (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., & Eaker, R. (2008). Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work: New Insights for Improving Schools. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & Fullan, M. (2013). Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLCs at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Eaker, R., & Keating, J. (2012). Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom: District Leadership for Growing Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D. (2011). The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D. (2017). HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Many, T. W., Maffoni, M. J., Sparks, S. K., & Thomas, T. F. (2018). Amplify Your Impact: Coaching Collaborative Teams In PLCs at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Martin, T. L., & Rains, C. L. (2018). Stronger Together: Answering the Questions of Collaborative Leadership. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Mattos, M., DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. W. (2016). Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A. (2018). Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • O’Neill, J., & Conzemius, A. (2006). The Power of SMART Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Reeves, D. (2016). Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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