Effective school leaders are critical to successful schools. Your service as an assistant principal may be one of the most challenging jobs you will ever have. Rarely are you able to predict what you will be doing each day, even from one moment to the next. Beginning the Assistant Principalship provides you with excellent tools to navigate your way as a new administrator. Full of ideas for you to use in your work, this valuable new resource helps you ask yourself the important questions, find answers, and develop strong plans of action. Some significant topics to help you in your new job include: building a platform; developing leadership skills; carrying out management skills; maintaining balance and perspective; knowing your job; using effective disagreement to your advantage; building your profile as a leader; listening, listening, then listening some more; Whether your intention is to eventually assume the principalship using your current job as a kind of internship, or if you have decided to make the assistant principalship a career, this excellent book considers a wide variety of topics to help you succeed.
AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorDedication1. Neither Fish Nor Fowl Problem with Definition The Invisibility Factor So Why Do the Job? Plan for the Book References Additional Suggested Readings2. It Begins With Values Case Study: Because I Believe It's the Right Thing to Do Building a Platform What Do You Do With the Platform? Your Personal Plan References Additional Suggested Readings3. A Personal Leadership Checklist Leadership Skills Another Approach to Leadership Analysis So What Is Educational Leadership? Your Personal Plan References Additional Suggested Readings4. Carrying Out Your Management Skills Apparent Contradictions Formal Requirements Informal Tasks Throughout the Year Planning for the School Year Before the Year Begins After the Year Starts Toward the End of the Year Building a Personal Plan5. Cool Your Ego Maintaining Balance and Your Perspective Talk With Your Principal Count to Ten ... Again and Again Closing Thoughts Summarizing the Chapter6. Assist the Principal Know Your Job Communication is the Key Developing an Action Plan Summarizing the Chapter7. Reflect Before Talking and Acting Why? Why Not? Tips for Effective Disagreement Summarizing the Chapter8. Listen, Listen ... Then Listen Some More Listen Before Deciding Can You Listen Too Much? A Few Tips Summarizing the Chapter9. Ask to do More Building Your Profile as a Leader Where Do You Begin? Volunteering to do More Summarizing the Chapter10. Stay Alive Professionally Read, Read, Read Summarizing the Chapter11. Stay Positive Positive Attitude is a Career Builder Final ObservationsIndex
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5
Weight (kg): 0.37