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1st Edition

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone Lessons for School Leaders





ISBN 9781930556942
Published October 15, 2004 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Embrace risk! Seek excitement! Search and explore! This book proves that great things can happen when school leaders refuse to settle for business-as-usual. You can achieve success for your schools and students if you steer clear of the familiar and the comfortable. With over 34 years of experience in educational leadership, Nelson Beaudoin was Maine's 2000 NASSP Principal of The Year. His book demonstrates how to
- generate school-wide enthusiasm for replacing timeworn routines and procedures
- give students a voice and personalize the learning process
- initiate innovative programs and practices
- implement comprehensive school reform
- nurture and inspire your faculty
- have fun at work and let your humanity show

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Making a Difference
2. Images of Leadership
3. Giving Students a Voice
4. Educational Change

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Biography

With over thirty-four years of experience in educational leadership, Nelson Beaudoin brings practical and exciting ideas to the discussion on school reform. His work is guided by the belief that leaders should listen more than talk, care more than judge, and understand more than guess.Beaudoin has led two high schools through a Comprehensive School Reform grant. His schools have received national recognition both as a Service Learning Leader School (2001) and as a First Amendment Project School (2004). He was selected Maine's 2000 NASSP Principal of the Year.He has presented his message about inspirational leadership, the magic of student voice, and creating a culture of change throughout the country. His faculty's work on Professional Learning Communities, Student-Led Conferences, and Student Engagement has been replicated in a number of schools.Nelson Beaudoin is currently principal at Kennebunk High School in Kennebunk, Maine.