This book provides a road map for school leaders as they engage in their single most important leadership skill: decision making. With practical examples, it demonstrates how to create a positive school culture, spur school improvement, and make decisions in the context of NCLB.
Table of Contents
-Setting the Stage for the Right Decisions
-Creating a Positive School Culture
-Culture, Climate, and Decision Making
-A Model for Individual Decisions
-When Two (or More) Heads Are Better Than One
-Who Are Some of These Stakeholders?
-Rationality in Decision Making
-The Importance of Feeling Empowered and the Power to Empower
-Faculty Buy-In: Appropriately Using Teacher Leaders
-Parent Participation: Gaining Support For Decisions
-Decisions and School Improvement
-Decisions and School Bureaucracies
-In Summary: We Are Family