The brain and strengths based school leadership
- Sheryl G. Feinstein, Robert W. Kiner ; foreword by Jerry D. Weast.
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2011.
- Physical description
- xii, 208 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
LB2805 .F297 2011
- Unknown LB2805 .F297 2011
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and index.
- Dedication Foreword by Jerry D. Weast Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. With the Leader's Brain in Mind Strength-Based Leadership The Workings of the Human Brain Conclusion Discussion Questions 2. Using Leaders' Strengths to Create and Maintain a Positive School Climate What's the Point? The Brain and School Climate Putting It Into Practice Instruction and Learning Physical Environment Conclusion Discussion Questions 3. Mind Matters: What Leaders Need to Know About Students The Elementary Student's Brain The Secondary Students' Brain Conclusion Discussion Questions 4. Best of Class: Leading Teachers Curriculum and Instruction Assessment 101 Instruction Technology: Your Brain On-Line Conclusion Discussion Questions 5. The Rubber Meets the Road: Supervision and Evaluation Extreme School Make-Over Empowerment Supervision Evaluation Conclusion Discussion Questions 6. Shared Leadership and Leading Teacher's Strengths The Human Brain Strength-Based Shared Leadership Leading Teacher's Strengths Conclusion Discussion Questions Appendix I: Stress, Teachers, and Students Appendix II: Family and Community School Partnerships References Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Sheryl Feinstein's new book, The Brain and Strength Based School Leadership, demonstrates how educational leaders can use a ground-breaking prototype of leadership strengths plus key concepts about the workings of the brain to hone their own school leadership styles. Placing current research from neuroscience within the context of school leadership concerns, this book, co-authored by veteran administrator and instructional leader Robert Kiner, offers guidance on how to identify leadership strengths as falling into one of four domains or styles: executing, relationship building, influencing, and strategic thinking. The book then details how educators can capitalize on these strengths while employing brain-compatible strategies for everything from creating a positive school culture, to mentoring and supervising teachers, keeping track of standardized testing, fostering community partnerships, using data to inform curriculum and instruction, etc . Perhaps the most important chapter is about shared leadership and how to build on the strengths of teachers and staff to create great leadership teams and effect change. Throughout, the links between learning and neural wiring are made clear, with informative asides on mirror neurons, higher level thinking skills, the plasticity of the brain, the effects of stress, and other fascinating and pertinent facts emerging from current research. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter serve both as a review of the rich information presented, and an invitation to explore putting it to use in your own school or district.
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- Publication date
- 9781412988452 (pbk.)
- 1412988454 (pbk.)