Strong Schools, Strong Leaders: What Matters Most in Times of Change by Perry P. WisemanStrong Schools, Strong Leaders: What Matters Most in Times of Change by Perry P. Wiseman

Strong Schools, Strong Leaders: What Matters Most in Times of Change

byPerry P. Wiseman

Paperback | January 16, 2010

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These are tough times for schools. With the current accountability measures and economic instability, schools are finding it hard to keep up. They are being flipped upside-down, bent out of shape, and stretched to the limit. Although everyone is taking a real beating, it has also sparked a stirring opportunity for the simple-yet profound-leadership model called foundational leadership. Strong Schools, Strong Leaders was written for everyday practitioners aiming to create staffs capable of making their schools sparkle amidst the chaos. Not only does this book describe four essential foundational practices of the foundational leader, it also provides the reader with the specific processes to move each of them from theory to practice.
Perry P. Wiseman is a middle school principal in the San Bernardino City Unified School District.
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Title:Strong Schools, Strong Leaders: What Matters Most in Times of ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.06 × 6.16 × 0.49 inPublished:January 16, 2010Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607095130

ISBN - 13:9781607095132

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Table of Contents

1 Dedication 2 Foreword by Dr. Thomas Harvey 3 Acknowledgements 4 Smart Schools and a Strong Foundation 5 Foundation #1: Listening to People and the Environment 6 Methods for "Listening": Creating Combined Wisdom in Schools 7 Foundation #2: Building Agreements 8 Methods for Building Productive Norms: Creating Common Values and Principles 9 Foundation #3: Co-Creating Purpose 10 Methods for Creating a United Purpose: Engaging Everyone in Deep Dialogue 11 Foundation #4: Fostering Effective Teams 12 Methods for Forming Successful Teams: Developing the Five Fast ID Elements 13 Becoming a Progressive Practitioner: Applying the Four Key Foundations 14 Final Thoughts 15 Bibliography 16 Index

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What Perry Wiseman manages to achieve is a useful synthesis of multiple ideas and strategies, presented in a compact, readable form. He imparts his ideas clearly and backs them up with ample examples, which ably move the reader from theory into practice. This book contains information that would be of interest to any school administrator, regardless of length of tenure in that capacity. It would be especially valuable to a novice school leader or anyone needing an easily comprehensible roadmap for guiding and molding a fragmented school into a functional, unified community.