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1st Edition

Lead On!
Motivational Lessons for School Leaders

ISBN 9781596672017
Published January 3, 2012 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Every school leader will benefit from this must-have book by award-winning educator Pete Hall. In it he shares his wisdom, insights, and lessons lived and learned with educators at all stages of their careers. His lively, readable style makes it easy to follow his practical tips and strategies for taking action, goal-setting, motivating others, gaining perspective, and so much more! The ideas for motivational strategies jump out from the pages, and combined with the common-sense approach, make this a go-to, appealing reference for educators to use over and over again. Timeless lessons in this book include:

  • Making It Fun Again    
  • Hope Ain't a Strategy                
  • The Power of Positive Phrasing                
  •  And many more!

Table of Contents

My Personal Leadership Mentors
And Into the Office We Go
Lessons Learned and Lessons Shared
How Can You Use This Book?

Part I: Get Motivated
Always Strive to Be a Better You
The Attack
Leading Off the Edge of the Map
Get Bent: Hell-Bent
Why 100 Percent Matters
Hope Ain't a Strategy
The True Beauty of Goals
Ten Lessons I've Learned from My Students
Reviving the American Dream
600 Reasons to Do It Again Next Year
Reflection Questions

Part II: Embrace Change
Three Steps to Embracing Change
Get Your Learnin' On
Two Pieces of the High-Quality Puzzle
Less Is More
The Power of Positive Phrasing
Morphing Your School into a Literacy Academy
Changing Addresses
My Three Favorite Things: Data, Data, and Data
Presentation Style: Medium, Double-Shot, Nonfat, with a Splenda
Dog Training and American Schools
Reflection Questions

Part III: Supera Diem
Making It Fun Again
Who's Your Joey Amalfitano?
The Upside
Stop It!
Why I Wear Red Socks to School
57 Games
Seven Seconds
Get Out of That Chair!
Who's Doing the Work Here, Anyway?
Four Things You Must Do in the New Year
Reflection Questions

Part IV: The Principalship
Delegate and Prioritize Your Way to Effective
T2: Togetherness and Teamwork
The Matter of Mentoring
Teacher Selection Counts: Six Steps to Hiring
Turning Teacher Evaluations on Their Ears
Confronting Concerns with Teacher Performance
The Bull's-Eye of School Discipline
Before "Lightning" Strikes
Charismatic Leaders and Ego
Panning for Gold in the Era of Accountability
Reflection Questions


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