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Tell Me So I Can Hear You

A Developmental Approach to Feedback for Educators
Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano

In Tell Me So I Can Hear You, Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano show how education leaders can learn to deliver feedback in a way that strengthens relationships as well as performance and builds the capacity for growth. Drawing on constructive-developmental theory, the authors describe four stages of adult growth and development and explain how to differentiate feedback for colleagues with different “ways of knowing,” which include:

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Tell Me So I Can Hear You

A Developmental Approach to Feedback for Educators
Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano

In Tell Me So I Can Hear You, Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano show how education leaders can learn to deliver feedback in a way that strengthens relationships as well as performance and builds the capacity for growth. Drawing on constructive-developmental theory, the authors describe four stages of adult growth and development and explain how to differentiate feedback for colleagues with different “ways of knowing,” which include:

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The 21st-Century Principal

Current Issues in Leadership and Policy
Edited by Milli Pierce and Deborah L. Stapleton

This collection includes leading thinkers in the field of education who aim to inspire new thinking and bold action, all with an eye toward improving public schools and the leadership abilities of those entrusted to lead them.

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The 21st-Century Principal

Current Issues in Leadership and Policy
Edited by Milli Pierce and Deborah L. Stapleton

This collection includes leading thinkers in the field of education who aim to inspire new thinking and bold action, all with an eye toward improving public schools and the leadership abilities of those entrusted to lead them.

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The 21st-Century Principal

Current Issues in Leadership and Policy
Edited by Milli Pierce and Deborah L. Stapleton

This collection includes leading thinkers in the field of education who aim to inspire new thinking and bold action, all with an eye toward improving public schools and the leadership abilities of those entrusted to lead them.

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The Alliance Way

The Making of a Bully-Free School
Tina M. Owen-Moore

Award-winning educator Tina M. Owen-Moore details the beliefs and practices that made the Alliance School of Milwaukee the focus of national attention as the first school to open with the mission of being bully-free. The Alliance Way illustrates how creating a safe, inclusive, and academically challenging environment goes beyond a programming approach that targets bullying to a more holistic one in which building relationships takes center stage.
Available March 2019

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The American Public School Teacher

Past, Present, and Future
Darrel Drury and Justin Baer, foreword by Judith Warren Little

At its heart are the National Education Association’s “Status of the American Public School Teacher” surveys, which are conducted every five years and offer unprecedented insights into the professional lives and experiences of teachers nationwide. This volume analyzes and summarizes the survey’s findings, while also offering commentaries on the findings from leading figures in the worlds of education, business, politics, and research.

Notable Education Book of 2011, American School Board Journal

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The Behavior Code

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students
Jessica Minahan and Nancy Rappaport, MD

Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors—a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist—reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn.

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The Behavior Code

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students
Jessica Minahan and Nancy Rappaport, MD

Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors—a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist—reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn.

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The Behavior Code Companion

Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors
Jessica Minahan

Since its publication in 2012, The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students has helped countless classroom teachers, special educators, and others implement an effective, new approach to teaching focused on skill-building, practical interventions, and purposeful, positive interactions with students who have mental health disorders.

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The Behavior Code Companion

Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors
Jessica Minahan

Since its publication in 2012, The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students has helped countless classroom teachers, special educators, and others implement an effective, new approach to teaching focused on skill-building, practical interventions, and purposeful, positive interactions with students who have mental health disorders.

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The Blind Advantage

How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone
Bill Henderson

The Blind Advantage provides insight into the challenges, possibilities, and practicalities of including students with disabilities—and into the mind and heart of an inspired and determined leader.

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The Blind Advantage

How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone
Bill Henderson

The Blind Advantage provides insight into the challenges, possibilities, and practicalities of including students with disabilities—and into the mind and heart of an inspired and determined leader.

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The Cage-Busting Teacher

Frederick M. Hess

The Cage-Busting Teacher adopts the logic of Cage-Busting Leadership and applies it to the unique challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers. Detailed, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, it uncovers the many ways in which teachers can break out of familiar constraints in order to influence school and classroom practice, education policy, and school reform. “Cage-busting is concrete, precise, and practical,” writes Frederick M. Hess. This invaluable book helps teachers understand why and how to revisit their assumptions and enables them to have greater impacts upon their schools and beyond.
 
Based on interviews with hundreds of teachers, teacher advocates, union leaders, and others, Hess identifies the challenges teachers face, seeks concrete and workable solutions, and offers recommendations to put those solutions in place. A uniquely practical and inspiring book, The Cage-Busting Teacher is for educators who want to shape the schools and systems in which they work.

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The Cage-Busting Teacher

Frederick M. Hess

The Cage-Busting Teacher adopts the logic of Cage-Busting Leadership and applies it to the unique challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers. Detailed, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, it uncovers the many ways in which teachers can break out of familiar constraints in order to influence school and classroom practice, education policy, and school reform. “Cage-busting is concrete, precise, and practical,” writes Frederick M. Hess. This invaluable book helps teachers understand why and how to revisit their assumptions and enables them to have greater impacts upon their schools and beyond.
 
Based on interviews with hundreds of teachers, teacher advocates, union leaders, and others, Hess identifies the challenges teachers face, seeks concrete and workable solutions, and offers recommendations to put those solutions in place. A uniquely practical and inspiring book, The Cage-Busting Teacher is for educators who want to shape the schools and systems in which they work.

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The Case for District-Based Reform

Leading, Building, and Sustaining School Improvement
Jonathan A. Supovitz

In 1999, the Duval County (Fla.) school system set out to improve every school in the district. Over the next five years, the district achieved stunning results that have drawn nationwide attention. Jonathan A. Supovitz uses the unfolding story of Duval County to develop a sophisticated and thoughtful analysis of the role of the school district in enacting large-scale reform.

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The Case for District-Based Reform

Leading, Building, and Sustaining School Improvement
Jonathan A. Supovitz

In 1999, the Duval County (Fla.) school system set out to improve every school in the district. Over the next five years, the district achieved stunning results that have drawn nationwide attention. Jonathan A. Supovitz uses the unfolding story of Duval County to develop a sophisticated and thoughtful analysis of the role of the school district in enacting large-scale reform.

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The Charter School Experiment

Expectations, Evidence, and Implications
Edited by Christopher A. Lubienski and Peter C. Weitzel, foreword by Jeffrey R. Henig

When charter schools first arrived on the American educational scene, few observers suspected that within two decades thousands of these schools would be established, serving almost a million and a half children across forty states. The widespread popularity of these schools, and of the charter movement itself, speaks to the unique and chronic desire for substantive change in American education. As an innovation in governance, the ultimate goal of the charter movement is to improve learning opportunities for all students—not only those who attend charter schools but also students in public schools that are affected by competition from charters.

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The Charter School Experiment

Expectations, Evidence, and Implications
Edited by Christopher A. Lubienski and Peter C. Weitzel, foreword by Jeffrey R. Henig

When charter schools first arrived on the American educational scene, few observers suspected that within two decades thousands of these schools would be established, serving almost a million and a half children across forty states. The widespread popularity of these schools, and of the charter movement itself, speaks to the unique and chronic desire for substantive change in American education. As an innovation in governance, the ultimate goal of the charter movement is to improve learning opportunities for all students—not only those who attend charter schools but also students in public schools that are affected by competition from charters.

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