Leading Change in Your School : How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results

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  • Copyright: 3/30/2009
  • Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum

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...but learning from the examples of those who have succeeded can make it less daunting. In Leading Change in Your School, distinguished author and researcher Douglas B. Reeves offers lessons learned through his work with educators in thousands of schools around the world and presents real-life examples of leaders who have met the challenge of change head-on-with impressive results for their schools and districts. Readers will also find practical resources for engaging their colleagues in change initiatives.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Creating Conditions for Changep. 7
Pull the Weeds Before You Plant the Flowersp. 13
The Personal Change Readiness Assessmentp. 18
The Organizational Change Readiness Assessmentp. 26
Cultural Changep. 36
Confronting the Myths of Change Leadershipp. 41
Planning Changep. 57
Leadership Leverage: Focusing on Changes with the Greatest Resultsp. 61
The Right Team: Selecting Teachers and Administratorsp. 67
Building Capacity with Coachingp. 72
Making Strategic Planning Workp. 78
Implementing Changep. 85
Closing the Implementation Gapp. 89
The Flywheel: Getting Short-Term Wins to Sustain Long-Term Changep. 94
Building Stakeholder Support: Academics and the Artsp. 110
Defining Change: Lessons from Literacyp. 116
Sustaining Changep. 123
Sustaining Excellencep. 127
Lessons Across the Globep. 133
Teacher Leadershipp. 137
Epilogue: The Risks and Rewards of Changep. 141
Support Documents for Creating Conditions for Systemic Changep. 147
Freeport School District Plan on a Page, 2007-2008p. 162
Referencesp. 164
Indexp. 171
About the Authorp. 179
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