A Leadership Playbook for Addressing Rapid Change in Education
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A Leadership Playbook for Addressing Rapid Change in Education provides educational leaders with a simple, step-by-step approach for addressing rapid change. Drawing on the model of appreciative inquiry, this book provides detailed examples of educational problems and provides the who, what, where, when, why, and how to achieve change. Author Teresa San Martín emphasizes the traits of outstanding and exceptional leaders: trust; collaborative efforts; communicating with empathy and care. Detailed play-by-play examples are provided that show how school administrators are able to solve relevant, problems of practice such as how to create productive and focused high school teacher teams, how educational leaders can increase teacher retention, and how district administrators can provide innovative and meaningful staff development opportunities. This timely book – which supports educators as they continue to grapple with the effects of the pandemic – provides real solutions, equipping school administrators with the tools necessary to confront perpetual change occurring in today’s complex educational environment.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements PART I Chapter 1: What is Appreciative Inquiry (AI)? Chapter 2: Why Choose AI as the Change Model for Decision-making? Chapter 3: How to Facilitate Change using the AI 4-D Cycle Chapter 4: Preparing for Gameday PART II Chapter 5: Playbook for Scenario 1—Increasing Teacher Retention Chapter 6: Playbook for Scenario 2—Building a Strong Leadership Team Chapter 7: Playbook for Scenario 3—Developing a Model Teacher Team Chapter 8: Playbook for Scenario 4—District-wide Meaningful Professional Development Chapter 9: Creating Your Own AI 4-D Cycle Playbook Epilogue Index
Teresa San Martín is a former teacher, elementary building administrator, and district level assistant superintendent. She teaches online courses at the graduate level, modeling and applying appreciative inquiry with students or when volunteering in the community.