Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Leader at School & on the Job

Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Leader at School & on the Job

While some may believe that leaders are born and not made, it is far more likely that a good leader spent years honing the skills he or she would need to direct a group. As this volume shows, there are many opportunities through school and extracurricular activities for students to develop leadership skills that will serve them in any career and throughout their lives. Readers will learn how to clearly communicate a vision, keep members of a group motivated, encourage creativity, manage conflict resolution, and much more.

Finding the Story Behind the Numbers

A Tool-Based Guide for Evaluating Educational Programs

Finding the Story Behind the Numbers

Learn to define a quality program, analyze what is and is not working, and avoid "test score fatigue" with a user-friendly, three-part framework for school improvement.

Becoming a New Manager

Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges

Becoming a New Manager

You've just been promoted to a managerial position for the first time -- congratulations! But beware: the managerial role differs markedly from the individual contributor role. Go into the job with mistaken assumptions about what to expect, and you just may be blindsided by surprising realities. This book helps you lay the foundation for succeeding in your new role, explaining how to: · Discard the "doer" role of the individual contributor for the orchestrating role of the manager · Adjust your leadership style to maximize your team's performance · Balance conflicting expectations from your boss, peers, and direct reports · Deal productively with the stresses and new emotions that come with being a manager

The Process of Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

The Process of Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

Life is a story and love, meaning and peace of mind make for a good story. Our story is created and experienced by the type of reality created by our thinking process and the decisions made. We make decisions according to our reality, but if our reality is inaccurate we will have a flawed thinking process and make bad decisions that produce unnecessary emotional suffering. Many people get consumed by their emotional suffering and develop addictive behaviors to numb their misery. A dysfunctional life is not a good story. A healthy story begins when we learn to create an effective thinking process that leads to an accurate reality and good decision making. Now one has the chance of creating love, meaning and peace of mind, which make for a good story. What kind of story will you create?

Coordinating English at Key Stage 2

Coordinating English at Key Stage 2

Specifically designed for busy teachers who have responsibility for co-ordinating English within their primary school, this concise and practical volume provides a wealth of tips, case studies and photocopiable materials.

Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors

Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors

This is the book that established “emotional intelligence” in the business lexicon—and made it a necessary skill for leaders. Managers and professionals across the globe have embraced Primal Leadership, affirming the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. Its influence has also reached well beyond the business world: the book and its ideas are now used routinely in universities, business and medical schools, and professional training programs, and by a growing legion of professional coaches. This refreshed edition, with a new preface by the authors, vividly illustrates the power—and the necessity—of leadership that is self-aware, empathic, motivating, and collaborative in a world that is ever more economically volatile and technologically complex. It is even timelier now than when it was originally published. From bestselling authors Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee, this groundbreaking book remains a must-read for anyone who leads or aspires to lead. Also available in ebook format wherever ebooks are sold.

Becoming a Physical Education Teacher

Becoming a Physical Education Teacher

Teaching physical education is a challenging but rewarding occupation. Finding a way into the profession can be a daunting task while regular changes in government policy can make it hard to stay up to date. This engaging new book explains the process of becoming and being a teacher of secondary school physical education, from the various routes of entry into the profession, to the realities of being a qualified PE teacher, to the ways in which experienced teachers can become teacher educators and nurture the next generation. It combines rich personal accounts of teaching in, and being taught, physical education, with practical advice for trainees, newly qualified teachers and established professionals, with an emphasis throughout on the importance of critical self-reflection. The book begins by exploring the nature and purpose of physical education and examining the historical development of initial teacher training. It examines recent changes in training, policy and curriculum, and offers an overview of the various ways of becoming a PE teacher, including the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and school and employment based routes. The book offers advice on what to expect at interview, meeting the standards for qualifying to teach, and on how to survive the difficult first year as a newly-qualified teacher. It also outlines the challenges and rewards of being a qualified teacher, mentor or curriculum leader, as well as a teacher educator within higher education. Concise, helpful, and filled with sensible insights based on real experiences of teaching physical education, Becoming a Physical Education Teacher is an essential read for anybody considering entering the profession, or for students, trainees, newly qualified or experienced teachers wanting to understand better the process of becoming, and being, a successful PE teacher.

A Man's Guide to Work

12 Ways to Honor God on the Job

A Man's Guide to Work

We were created to work, and feel most happy, most alive, and most useful doing the work we were created to do. The act of productivity is its own reward. Half a man's life is bound up in his work, but few men ever learn a biblical framework, or "theology of work", to help think correctly about all those hours, weeks and years they invest in their job. Patrick Morley, author of The Man in the Mirror knows that men everywhere want their lives to count, to make a real difference. He has written a book for men in the workforce who want to integrate their faith and work. Whether a businessman, construction worker, salesman, lawyer, accountant, or plumber, men will be introduced to principles which provide a better understanding of themselves and how to be most effective and valuable in their chosen career. A Man's Guide to Work helps train men for the marketplace. It helps them figure out how their relationship with God should influence their work and relationships with colleagues. Ultimately it shows men how to experience the power of God in their work, to bring about social transformation through their work and how to make their work life count for the glory of God!

A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

An All Campus Approach

A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Winner of the 2012 CASE John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities is a comprehensive, research-based work that brings the best practices and expertise of seminal professionals to the larger Black college environment and beyond. Drawing on data-driven advice from interviews with successful Black college fundraisers and private sector leaders, this book gives practitioners a comprehensive approach for moving away from out-of-date approaches to improve their institutions. This practical guide includes: An All Campus Approach—Discussion goes beyond alumni fundraising strategies to address the blended role that faculty, administrators, and advancement professionals can play to achieve fundraising success. Practical Recommendations—End-of-chapter suggestions for quick reference, as well as recommendations integrated throughout. Best Practices and Examples—Data-based content to strengthen fundraisers’ understanding of institutional advancement and alleviate uncertainties. Examples of Innovative Approaches—An entire chapter outlining successful innovative fundraising and engagement programs at various institutions. Extensive Appendices—Useful resources related to grant procurement, endowments, alumni giving, enrollment and retention, financial aid, and other helpful HBCU information. Both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the HBCU fundraising arena will benefit from the compelling recommendations offered in A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Becoming a School Leader

Applications, Interviews, Examinations and Portfolios

Becoming a School Leader

There are many master teachers who have excellent organizational and interpersonal relation skills who think about becoming assistant principals and principals. Becoming a School Leader is designed primarily for these master teachers as they contemplate the next step in their professional careers.