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Lead On!

Motivational Lessons for School Leaders, 1st Edition

By Pete Hall


192 pages

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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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