Principal as Student Advocate, The: A Guide for Doing What's Best for All Students, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Principal as Student Advocate, The

A Guide for Doing What's Best for All Students, 1st Edition

By Scott, M Norton, Larry Kelly, Anna R. Battle


144 pages

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Paperback: 9781596671898
pub: 2011-09-21
Hardback: 9781138175105
pub: 2016-09-02
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pub: 2013-08-16
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Help all students reach their full potential. Make the right decisions!

This unique book offers practical tools and strategies to help you become a strong advocate for every student in your school. With real world examples and situations, this book will help you:

• Acquire skills to change your students’ lives for the better -- and also reach district goals.

• Learn how to advocate for students even if it conflicts with district policy.

• Discover how to transform your staff so they will also serve as student advocates.

• Strengthen connections with parents to engage them with their child’s education.

Also included is how to be an advocate for special needs students.

The book opens with a private self-assessment to help you discover where you are on the continuum of student advocacy. It then leads you through the steps to develop the traits of a skilled advocate for students. There are application exercises and numerous examples of what works.

Supported by research references in every chapter, the book details a rich variety of interventions you and your staff can use on a daily basis. It focuses on curricular as well as co-curricular programs including subject-matter offerings, the fine arts, athletics, technical programs, clubs, recreational activities, and other programs.

As the principal, it is your advocacy that will make a powerful, lifelong difference for all the students in your school.

Also available – PowerPoint slides for in-service professional development or for principals who wish to discuss this topic with their staff.

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1: The School Principal as Student Advocate: What It Means

2: Student Advocacy and the Inclusive School

3: The Principal as an Advocate for Student Services

4: Creating an Environment for Teaching and Learning: The Student Advocate's Primary Challenge

5: Principal Student Advocacy and the Student with Disabilities

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