Description - Building a Schoolhouse by Susan Simon
"Building a Schoolhouse: Laying the Foundation for Success" invites readers to create a new view of life in their classrooms and schools. This book offers educators different perspectives with which to approach each day, encouraging them to ask probing questions and make perceptive observations. Engaging in dialogue with peers, improving skills, reflecting upon their vision, and remembering why they love teaching gives teachers and administrators an opportunity to renew their passion for teaching and leading. See yourself and your job with expanded vision, opening to unique ideas and far-reaching possibilities. Dare to be remarkable!The following themes are expanded upon: Inspiration comes in many different ways, most often through the daily actions of ordinary people.Every school has a certain pulse, a rhythm that is present on a daily basis. The astute principal takes that pulse every day.Classrooms are like caldrons filled with ideas, dreams, personal agendas, emotions, uncertainties, exploration, fears and personal connections -- all bubbling in the pot, stirring up new combinations of alliances based on similarities and differences.A leader's power is about how she touches the hearts and minds of people in order to bring them together in trusting, supportive, and collegial relationships.A loyal community is a place to alight, if only briefly, in order to discover oneself in that moment and live to the fullest.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
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