Remembering What's Important: Priorities of School Leadership by Charles BonniciRemembering What's Important: Priorities of School Leadership by Charles Bonnici

Remembering What's Important: Priorities of School Leadership

byCharles Bonnici

Paperback | June 9, 2011

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In Remembering What's Important: Priorities of School Leadership, Charles A. Bonnici addresses several issues facing school leaders through strategies supported by real-life examples and anecdotes. The issues addressed include questions such as: What is the most urgent issue faced by a new school leader? How can this leader address the chaos of being both a teacher trainer and evaluator? What are the school leader's personal responsibilities for hiring, training, and retaining staff? How does the school leader create a positive learning ambience in a school? How can this leader address the issues created by the physical plant of the building itself? How can a principal treat the difficult waters of the social and political context of the outside world that impacts on the school? How can a school leader insure that the management systems created within a school and the gains in student achievement accomplished are maintained and improved upon after he or she leaves the school?
Charles A. Bonnici has been an educator for forty years, serving as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the New York City public school system. For the past ten years, as an adjunct professor at Pace University, he has developed and taught three educational leadership courses for students seeking their state certification.
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Title:Remembering What's Important: Priorities of School LeadershipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 9.06 × 6.43 × 0.49 inPublished:June 9, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610480848

ISBN - 13:9781610480840

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Table of Contents Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Chapter 1: Surviving Chapter 6 Chapter 2: Improving Instruction: Guidelines for the Observation Process Chapter 7 Chapter 3: Improving Instruction: Alternative Observations and Other Practices Chapter 8 Chapter 4: Hiring New Staff Chapter 9 Chapter 5: Training and Retaining New Teachers: The Critical First Week Chapter 10 Chapter 6: Training and Retaining New Teachers: The Fall Semester Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Training and Retaining New Teachers: The Spring Semester Chapter 12 Chapter 8: Creating a Positive School Ambience: Respect, Instruction, Welcome Chapter 13 Chapter 9: Creating a Positive School Ambience: Support Services, Parental Involvement, Staff Development, Punitive Measures Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Establishing Formal and Informal Systems for Creating a Positive School Ambience Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Working with the Custodian and Physical Plant Chapter 16 Chapter 12: Dealing with the Larger Context: The School District, Media, Advisory Boards and Celebrities Chapter 17 Chapter 13 Dealing with the Larger Context: Politics, Parents and Panaceas Chapter 18 Chapter 14: Passing the Baton Chapter 19 Appendices Chapter 20 Appendix A: Standard Answer Sheet Chapter 21 Appendix B: Proctoring Standardized Examinations Chapter 22 Appendix F: Auditorium Murals Chapter 23 Acknowledgments

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Succeeding as a school administrator requires patience, planning, and attention to an ever-growing list of priorities. In Remembering What's Important, Bonnici provides a comprehensive guide full of "survival strategies" for administrators, covering everything from teacher observations to working with custodial staff. This book should be required reading for new school leaders and is an excellent refresher for veterans.