Making Time to Lead
How Principals Can Stay on Top of it All
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Making Time to Lead by Richard A. Simon
Book DescriptionDue to the ever-increasing demands of the Headship, Head Teachers are leaving the schools in record numbers. Both primary and secondary heads claim their average workweek is between 80-90 hours. To complicate matters, the current emphasis in university, induction, and training programmes for headteachers is on leadership - instructional, curricular, ethical, etc. Lost in this focus are the day-to-day demands that often make managing one's time as challenging as leading a school. Making Time to Lead provides timesaving tips, strategies, and practical ideas that will help headteachers better manage themselves, their office, and ultimately their school. The book will be divided into topical chapters: getting organized, creating a calendar, communicating with stakeholders, delegating responsibilities, planning through the summer, maintaining the personal touch, taking care of oneself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761938651
(254mm x 178mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Richard A. Simon
Richard A. Simon has been a high school principal for the past twenty years in three states. He is currently the principal of The Wheatley School, an 8th-12th grade public high school in Nassau County, Long Island. He has also served as principal at Allentown High School in Allentown, New Jersey, Amity Regional High School, in Woodbridge, Connecticut, and at Cherry Hill High School West, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Mr. Simon holds a Master's in Education from Harvard University. He has received a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellow for School Leadership Award and a National CBE Fellow for Independent Study in the Humanities grant. Mr. Simon serves as a chair for the new Accreditation For Growth Middle States process and is the co-author of The High School Principal's Calendar (Corwin Press 2000). James F. Newman has been an educator for over 25 years, working both as a teacher and a principal. He has been the principal of North Side elementary school in East Williston, New York, for the past 14 years. Prior to his current position, he was the principal of Centre Avenue School in East Rockaway for 2 years and an elementary teacher in a number of districts on Long Island for 12 years. Dr. Newman holds a doctorate from Columbia University in the education of the gifted, and he holds 2 masters' degrees from Hofstra University, one in elementary education and one in educational administration. The title of Dr. Newman's doctoral thesis was "The Metacognitive Abilities of Gifted Educational Leaders". Dr. Newman has been an invited speaker at a number of national conventions, and will be presenting in February 2003 at the AASA convention in New Orleans. The topic of this presentation will be, "The Top Ten Ways to Land the Administrative Job of Your Choice". Dr. Newman is a longtime resident of New York, currently residing in Long Beach, Long Island. He is a partner in an educational consulting firm called, "Leading By Example" that helps prospective candidates find administrative positions. His firm also works with Boards of Education in the selection of superintendent's and other administrative positions.
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