Launching Your First Principalship
A Guide for Beginning Principals annotated edition
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Launching Your First Principalship by Barbara L. Brock
Book DescriptionExamining the critical first days and weeks of the school year, this book is directed to the new and aspiring headteacher. It addresses key issues of succession, socialization, and leadership. It also provides qualitative feedback from new and seasoned headteacher, identifying common mistakes to avoid, and discussing critical skills acquisition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761946236
(254mm x 178mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara L. Brock
School Principals' Guide to Successful Daily Practices, Paperback (April 2014)
Goes beyond the outward picture of excellence and provides a compendium of daily practices used by successful principals in various settings.
Daily Practices of Successful Principals, Paperback (January 2012)
A compendium of daily practices used by successful principals in various settings. It includes strategies for self-reflection, leading change, managing staff, and establishing learning as a common purpose.
From Difficult Teachers ... to Dynamic Teams, Paperback (July 2009)
Based on interviews with experienced principals, this book helps leaders examine the causes of negative staff behaviour and build a culture of shared leadership, collegiality, and teamwork.
From First-Year to First-Rate, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Barbara L. Brock
This new edition of the bestseller features more voices from first-year teachers and provides strategies for developing a first-year induction plan to help teachers become first-rate educators.
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Author Biography - Barbara L. Brock
Barbara L. Brock is a professor of education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has held a variety of positions in education, including education department chair, director of school administration, elementary principal, and K-12 teacher. She presents nationally and internationally on topics of beginning teacher induction, leadership succession, teacher and principal burnout, and educators with disabilities. She is coauthor with Marilyn Grady of Principals in Transition: Tips for Surviving Succession, From First-Year to First-Rate: Principals Guiding New Teachers, Rekindling the Flame: Principals Combating Teacher Burnout, Avoiding Burnout: A Principal's Guide to Keeping the Fire Alive, and Launching Your First Principalship. She has published in a number of journals, including The Journal of the Mid-Western Research Association, Educational Considerations, Connections, Clearinghouse, and Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice. She received her bachelor of arts degree in art education from Briar Cliff University, a master of arts with a specialty in school administration from Creighton University, and a doctorate in administration, curriculum, and instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Marilyn L. Grady, is professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She is the author or coauthor of 23 books, including From Difficult Teachers to Dynamic Teamwork (2009) with Brock, Getting it Right from the Start (2009) with Kostelnik From First Year to First Rate (2007) with Brock, 194 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals (2006), 20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them (2004) and Launching Your First Principalship (2004) with Brock. Her research areas include leadership, the principalship, and superintendent-board relations. She has more than 175 publications to her credit. She is the editor of the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership. Her editorial board service has included Educational Administration Quarterly, International Studies in Educational Administration, International Journal of Learning, Rural Educator, Journal of At-Risk Issues, Journal of School Leadership, Advancing Women in Leadership On-Line Journal, Journal for Rural School and Community Renewal, International Journal of Learning, and Journal for a Just and Caring Education. She is the recipient of the Stanley Brzezinski Research Award, NCPEA's Living Legend Award, the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence, UNL's Distinguished Teaching Award, and UNL's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women. Grady coordinates an annual conference on women in educational leadership that attracts national attendance and is in its 24th year. She has been an administrator in K-12 schools as well as at the college and university levels. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and her doctorate in educational administration with a specialty in leadership from The Ohio State University.
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