This gold mine of wisdom from top education researcher and the bestselling author of Turning Around Failing Schools and Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement contains key tips and strategies every school leader should know. Award-winning professor and former school administrator Joseph Murphy’s concise and instructive lessons will help you stay focused on what matters most as you navigate the hectic world of high-stakes testing and accountability:
It really is all about the kids
Optimism is essential
Caring counts a lot
Listenlet people finish talking
Don’t confuse excuses and explanations
Each lesson is coupled with context in a few sentences taken from Murphy’s extensive real-world experiences. This collection is ideal for use in daily reflections, speeches, staff meetings, presentations, or as a gift to anyone who works with children.