Best Education Administration Books
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1. Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms
Author: by Joe Feldman
“Joe Feldman shows us how we can use grading to help students become the leaders of their own learning and lift the veil on how to succeed…. This must-have book will help teachers learn to implement improved, equity-focused grading for impact.” -Zaretta Hammond, Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain Crack open the grading conversation Here at lastand none too soonis a resource that delivers the research base, tools, and courage to tackle one of the most challenging and emotionally charged conversations in today’s schools: our inconsistent grading practices and the ways they can inadvertently perpetuate the achievement and opportunity gaps among our students.
With Grading for Equity, Joe Feldman cuts to the core of the conversation, revealing how grading practices that are accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational will improve learning, minimize grade inflation, reduce failure rates, and become a lever for creating stronger teacher-student relationships and more caring classrooms.
2. Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators
Author: by Elena Aguilar
John Wiley & Sons
A practical framework to avoid burnout and keep great teachers teaching Onward tackles the problem of educator stress, and provides a practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching. Stress is part of the job, but when 70 percent of teachers quit within their first five years because the stress is making them physically and mentally ill, things have gone too far.
Unsurprisingly, these effects are highest in difficult-to-fill positions such as math, science, and foreign languages, and in urban areas and secondary classroomsplaces where we need our teachers to be especially motivated and engaged. This book offers a path to resiliency to help teachers weather the storms and bounce backand work toward banishing the rain for good.
This actionable framework gives you concrete steps toward rediscovering yourself, your energy, and your passion for teaching. You’ll learn how a simple shift in mindset can affect your outlook, and how taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally is one of the most important things you can do.
3. The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation
Author: by Elena Aguilar
Hands-on resources for new and seasoned school coaches This practical resource offers the foundational skills and tools needed by new coaching educators, as well as presenting an overview of the knowledge and theory base behind the practice. Established coaches will find numerous ways to deepen and refine their coaching practice.
Principals and others who incorporate coaching strategies into their work will also find a wealth of resources. Aguilar offers a model for transformational coaching which could be implemented as professional development in schools or districts anywhere. Although she addresses the needs of adult learners, her model maintains a student-centered focus, with a specific lens on addressing equity issues in schools.
Offers a practical resource for school coaches, principals, district leaders, and other administrators Presents a transformational coaching model which addresses systems change Pays explicit attention to surfacing and interrupting inequities in schools The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation offers a compendium of school coaching ideas, the book’s explicit, user-friendly structure enhances the ability to access the information.
4. Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap
Author: by Kim Marshall
Teacher supervision and evaluation that emphasizes fairness, excellence, and achievement In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his bestselling book, education expert Kim Marshall shows how to break away from the typical and often ineffective evaluation approaches in which principals use infrequent classroom visits or rely on standardized test scores to assess a teacher’s performance.
Marshall proposes a broader framework for supervision and evaluation that enlists teachers in improving the performance of all students. Revised edition of the classic book on teacher supervision and evaluation Includes thoughts on iPad and iPhone aps for classroom observation Offers new chart on how principals can manage ten mini-observations per teacher per year Contains new thoughts on merit pay, a different approach to the test-score argument from Arne Duncan This vital resource also includes extensive tools and advice for managing time as well as ideas for using supervision and evaluation practices to foster teacher professional development.
5. Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation
Author: by Shane Safir
Radically reimagine our ways of being, learning, and doing Education can be transformed if we eradicate our fixation on big data like standardized test scores as the supreme measure of equity and learning. Instead of the focus being on “fixing” and “filling” academic gaps, we must envision and rebuild the system from the student upwith classrooms, schools and systems built around students’ brilliance, cultural wealth, and intellectual potential.
Street data reminds us that what is measurable is not the same as what is valuable and that data can be humanizing, liberatory and healing. By breaking down street data fundamentals: what it is, how to gather it, and how it can complement other forms of data to guide a school or district’s equity journey, Safir and Dugan offer an actionable framework for school transformation.
Written for educators and policymakers, this book Offers fresh ideas and innovative tools to apply immediately Provides an asset-based model to help educators look for what’s right in our students and communities instead of seeking what’s wrong Explores a different application of data, from its capacity to help us diagnose root causes of inequity, to its potential to transform learning, and its power to reshape adult culture
6. Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)
Author: by Alfie Kohn
The moment is right for critical reflection on what has been assumed to be a core part of schooling. In Ungrading, fifteen educators write about their diverse experiences going gradeless. Some contributors are new to the practice and some have been engaging in it for decades.
Some are in humanities and social sciences, some in STEM fields. Some are in higher education, but some are the K12 pioneers who led the way. Based on rigorous and replicated research, this is the first book to show why and how faculty who wish to focus on learning, rather than sorting or judging, might proceed.
It includes honest reflection on what makes ungrading challenging, and testimonials about what makes it transformative. CONTRIBUTORS: Aaron Blackwelder Susan D. Blum Arthur Chiaravalli Gary Chu Cathy N. Davidson Laura Gibbs Christina Katopodis Joy Kirr Alfie Kohn Christopher Riesbeck Starr Sackstein Marcus Schultz-Bergin Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh Jesse Stommel John Warner
7. The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools
Author: by Elena Aguilar
John Wiley & Sons
The missing how-to manual for being an effective team leader The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic.
Your successes are public, but so are your failuresand there’s no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You’ll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you’ll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the “getting organized” process.
Just as importantly, you’ll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You’ll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict.
Inside these pages you’ll find concrete guidance on: Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and more Boosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goals Cultivating your team’s emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicism Utilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different.
8. Leadership: Theory and Practice
Author: by Peter G. Northouse
SAGE Publications, Inc
The market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice presents an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with a focus on how theory can inform practice.Author Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter that allows readers to easily compare and contrast different theories.
Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their understanding of their own leadership style. The fully updated Ninth Edition features a new chapter on inclusive leadership, 17 new real-world cases that profile leaders from across the globe, a new discussion on leadership and morality, and examples of timely issues such as leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
9. Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers
Author: by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Make sure your students follow your instructions. That sounds like a straightforward instruction, but in fact, it’s fairly abstract. What does a teacher actually have to do to make sure students are following? Even the leader delivering this direction may not know, and the first-year teacher almost certainly doesn’t.
The vast majority of teachers are only observed one or two times per year on averageand even among those who are observed, scarcely any are given feedback as to how they could improve. The bottom line is clear: teachers do not need to be evaluated so much as they need to be developed and coached.
In Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. Over the course of the book, we break down the most critical actions leaders and teachers must enact to achieve exemplary results.
Designed for coaches as well as beginning teachers, Get Better Faster is an integral coaching tool for any school leader eager to help their teachers succeed. It’s the book’s focus on the actionablethe practice-ablethat drives effective coaching. By practicing the concrete actions and micro-skills listed here, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class, producing a steady chain reaction of future teaching success.
10. John Wiley Ten-Minute Inservice: 40 Quick Training Sessions That Build Teacher Effectiveness
Author: by Todd Whitaker
John Wiley And Sons Inc
This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching through high-impact in-services lasting only ten minutes. Written by popular education consultants, Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom.
Covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful. Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute in-service workshops. Each of the 40 mini-training sessions includes tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning.
Whitaker and Breaux are bestselling education authors with a proven track record improving teacher effectiveness. This handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide.
11. Driven by Data 2.0: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction
Author: by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
The bestselling guide for school leadersupdated in a new edition Data-driven instruction is the philosophy that schools should focus on two simple questions: how do you know if are students learning? And when they are not, what do you do about it?Driven by Data 2.
0 is a practical guide that answers these questions to empower schools to achieve significant gains in student achievement. Rooted in a proven framework that has been implemented in thousands of schools, the book presents what makes schools successful along with tools to put the framework into place to make data work for your schools: Assessset the roadmap for learning Analyzeidentify why students struggle Actteach more effectively what students need Build the culturetrain and develop your staff so that data-driven instruction can thrive If you’re a K 12 leader, coach, or teacher looking to implement data-driven instruction in your school district, Driven by Data 2.
0 has the tools to train your staff: PD materials, videos of exemplar practice and all the resources you need to achieve remarkable results.
12. The Art of Coaching Workbook: Tools to Make Every Conversation Count
Author: by Elena Aguilar
A practical guide for getting the most out of The Art of Coaching The Art of Coaching Workbook is the resource you’ve been waiting for to accompany Elena Aguilar’s The Art of Coaching. Ideal for new and novice coaches, as well as for those who have years of coaching under their belt, this workbook will help you improve your coaching skills.
This vital companion text includes: Dozens of activities to help you internalize the concepts described in The Art of Coaching Exercises to guide you in identifying your own coaching beliefs, style, and practices Short and lengthy transcripts of coaching conversations Additional examples of key concepts in The Art of Coaching, including the Ladder of Inference and the Coaching Lenses New ideas and information that build on those in The Art of Coaching This workbook is also for those who lead and manage coaches.
An entire chapter is dedicated to structures, routines, and practices that are easy to implement in professional development sessions. In addition, a new Transformational Coaching Rubric and other tools for assessment and reflection are included. If you aspire to provide meaningful learning for coaches, and you already have The Art of Coaching, this workbook is all you’ll need.
13. Point-Less: An English Teacher's Guide to More Meaningful Grading
Author: by Sarah M. Zerwin
Heinemann (March 31, 2020)
From the Foreword by Cris Tovani: “Sarah Zerwin has written the book I desperately needed to help my beliefs about learning match my assessment practices. In Point-Less, she nudges teachers to consider how traditional forms of grading get in the way of student growth.
Her pioneering ways of marking, collecting, and sharing student work shows teachers how to assess with fidelity and in ways that serve student learning. Instead of assigning random points to student tasks, she demonstrates how teachers can provide students with concise, descriptive data that serves as meaningful and specific feedback.
‘Inside this book, teachers will find: – online resources rife with tools and examples to manage feedback – ways to harness the electronic grade book as a useful instructional tool – frameworks that guide student and teacher feedback – checklists to simplify convoluted rubrics.
‘Sarah addresses every grading obstacle one could think of. She provides ways to navigate objections that parents, athletic directors, administrators, colleagues, colleges, and even students might have with this innovative way of reporting grades. ‘It’s exciting to think how instruction could change if teachers weren’t compelled to evaluate everything students did for the mere purpose of putting points in the grade book.
14. Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher's Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success
Author: by Karen Mapp
Teachers and administrators will learn how to create the respectful, trusting relationships with families necessary to build the educational partnerships that best support children’s learning. The book will cover the mindset and core beliefs required to bond with families, and will provide guidance on how to plan engagement opportunities and events throughout the school year that undergird effective partnerships between families and schools.
15. 100-Day Leaders: Turning Short-Term Wins Into Long-Term Success in Schools (A 100-Day Action Plan for Meaningful School Improvement)
Author: by Douglas Reeves
With foreword by Michael Fullan Within 100 days, schools have dramatically increased student achievement, transformed faculty morale and school culture, reduced discipline issues, and much more. Begin leading focused, meaningful change in your own school with the support of 100-Day Leaders by Douglas Reeves and Robert Eaker.
Using this book to guide your school improvement plan, you will learn how to achieve a series of short-term wins that combine to form long-term success. Begin a 100-day action plan for educational leadership to effect significant school improvement: Become familiar with the 100-day leadership plan and the six stages of implementation.
Understand the importance of a collaborative culture in creating strong leadership in schools. Develop an understanding of high-leverage leadership techniques and strategic planning. Study the personality traits and leadership qualities that support successful change management and school improvement. Access reproducible rubrics that can be used to measure progress of the 100-day leadership action plan and your school leadership development.