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Optimize Your School : It's All About the Strategy - Lyle Jenkins

Optimize Your School

It's All About the Strategy

Paperback Published: 15th July 2015
ISBN: 9781483382890
Number Of Pages: 312

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Lead the change that you want to see in your school!

Is your school or district heading in the right direction? A trusted advisor to numerous districts, author Lee Jenkins shows how to successfully transform your school culture – for the long-term. Discover how to:

  • Evolve your leadership style to guide, empower and serve
  • Apply the principles of continuous strategic improvement as an antidote to win/lose approaches to school accountability
  • Spearhead change across classrooms, departments and organizations – with valuable insights for leaders of individual schools and school districts
  • Develop a healthy, positive culture of achievement by deeply engaging your students in their own progress and success

Industry Reviews

"This book creates a whole picture approach to school improvement while shunning the current top down model in favor of a school-led plan. The approach not only increases school performances, but values the school-level leadership and instructional faculty." -- Amanda Mayeaux, Career Management Specialist

"If your district is ready to move from arbitrary to observable, from fractured to focused, and from silos to systems, you've found the book that can move entire organizations from a goal mindset to a growth mindset. Lee Jenkins provides common-sense strategies that impact the efficiency and effectiveness of our classrooms, with a clear focus on student growth. In an educational era saturated with the latest remedy for what ails us, Lee provides a refreshing cure by offering simple solutions for lasting change."

-- Dr. Jane Stavem, Associate Superintendent for Instruction

"Lee Jenkins has made a profound impact on the teachers in the Norman Public Schools. His work on engaging students and continuous school improvement has changed our focus and definition of learning. He has inspired classroom teachers, administrators, and district level personnel to set and achieve high expectations for all students."

-- Dr. Joe Siano, Superintendent

Foreword by Michael Fullan Preface Introduction Part I. Continuous Strategic Improvement for Optimization Chapter 1. Continuous Improvement: Placing Wheels on Servant Leadership Chapter 2. Adding Strategic to Continuous Improvement Chapter 3. Efficiency: Removing Waste Chapter 4. Effectiveness: Testing Countermeasures Part II. The Classroom First and Foremost Chapter 5. Continuous Strategic Improvement: Classroom Chapter 6. Student Experts: Standards Chapter 7. Practices That Support Powerful Standards Part III. Continuous Strategic Improvement for Instructional Leadership Chapter 8. Optimization With the Radar Chart Chapter 9. The Strategic Plan Chapter 10. Alignment and Stabilization Chapter 11. Strategies Worth Testing Chapter 12. The Dichotomous Rubric and Performance Expectations Part IV. Optimizing Human Resources and Finance Chapter 13. Human Resources Chapter 14. Finance and Operations Part V. Creating a Culture of Continuous Strategic Improvement Chapter 15. Classroom: Teacher Experts in Continuous Strategic Improvement Chapter 16. The Role of the Principal With Continuous Strategic Improvement Chapter 17. Reflection Part VI. Results Chapter 18. Data and Statistics: From a Continuous Strategic Improvement Perspective Chapter 19. Conclusion and Challenge Resources Glossary References Index

ISBN: 9781483382890
ISBN-10: 1483382893
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 15th July 2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 17.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.98

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