The Warrior Principal: New Leadership For Urban Schools by Sean B. YisraelThe Warrior Principal: New Leadership For Urban Schools by Sean B. Yisrael

The Warrior Principal: New Leadership For Urban Schools

bySean B. Yisrael

Paperback | July 18, 2013

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The Warrior Principal: New Leadership for Urban Schools is a marriage between the Art of War and effective school leadership principles. It describes the mentality and actions school principals need in order to spearhead the process of successfully reforming a failing and/or struggling urban public school. This book also instructs principals on how to deal with resistance caused by change, district- and building-level politics, and ineffective staff members. It also provides a framework for improving staff morale, boosting student achievement, delegating authority, and creating a positive school culture.Hear Dr. Sean Yisrael's talk on The Warrior Principal at
Sean B. Yisrael, Ed.D., is quickly becoming one of the leading voices of the public school reform moment. He is also the author of Classroom Management: A Guide for Urban School Teachers, The 12 Laws of Urban School Leadership, and The Hard Truth: Problems and Issues Affecting Urban School Reform.
Title:The Warrior Principal: New Leadership For Urban SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 8.94 × 6.01 × 0.47 inPublished:July 18, 2013Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610489543

ISBN - 13:9781610489546

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsForewordIntroductionChapter 1: Urban School WarfareChapter 2: Waging WarChapter 3: Attach By StratagemChapter 4: TerrainChapter 5: ManeuveringChapter 6: Rallying The TroopsChapter 7: Weapons of WarfareChapter 8: The Use of SpiesChapter 9: Tactical Dispositions: A Framework for Conquering Standardized TestsChapter 10: FluidityConclusionAfterword: Essential Elements of Effective School ReformReference Section

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Yisrael, a leading advocate for public school reform, read Sun Tzu's The Art of War in 2000 and it stuck with him; the advice about preparing for and conducting warfare was remarkably similar to good advice for urban principals in preparing for and executing leadership. Yisrael begins by explaining his premise, that urban school leadership is, in fact, warfare, and that the successful urban school principal must wage war whether under attack, using war-like stratagems, accounting for terrain, maneuvering, rallying the troops, assembling and using weapons, using spies, or even conquering standard tests. Above all, he urges principals to use one of the greatest tools of war, fluidity, to change as the situation demands, and to out-think critics in advance of the attack, not merely respond in the tradition of a knee-jerk warrior. The result is compelling and elegant, a way to survive urban public school warfare with finesse and class.