Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Passing the Principal TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781452286006
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 192
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Your guide to acing the TExEs exam This best-selling handbook is the definitive resource for prospective principals who want to boost student performance and demonstrate outstanding school leadership. Thoroughly updated to address the completely revamped TExES exam, this new edition details: The domains and competencies of successful school leadership The leadership philosophy on which TexES is constructed A sample test and important areas to focus on What to do in the weeks, days, and even the night before the test An extensive list of additional resources to supplement each domain



Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Passing the Principal TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 0761939865
Release 2003-08-11
Pages 144
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This definitive handbook to success on the Texas TExES certification exam for prospective principals masterfully highlights the key elements necessary to boost performance and enhance outstanding school leadership.



Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Passing the Principal TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781452285979
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 192
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Your guide to acing the TExEs exam This best-selling handbook is the definitive resource for prospective principals who want to boost student performance and demonstrate outstanding school leadership. Thoroughly updated to address the completely revamped TExES exam, this new edition details: The domains and competencies of successful school leadership The leadership philosophy on which TexES is constructed A sample test and important areas to focus on What to do in the weeks, days, and even the night before the test An extensive list of additional resources to supplement each domain



Passing the Principal ExCET Exam

Passing the Principal ExCET Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 0761945601
Release 2001-12-05
Pages 144
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This definitive handbook to success on the Texas TExES certification exam for prospective principals masterfully highlights the key elements necessary to boost performance and enhance outstanding school leadership.



Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam

Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781412956192
Release 2009-11-24
Pages 216
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Elaine L. Wilmore guides superintendents in Texas and elsewhere through the certification test in Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam, the sequel to her best-selling Passing the Principal TExES Exam. This comprehensive resource is a must-have for anyone taking the superintendent TExES exam, but it will also be useful to others across the nation and around the world as the Texas standards are closely aligned with those of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). By breaking down the domains and competencies of the test into manageable components, Wilmore guides readers through personal success plans to superintendent certification.



Passing the Special Education TExES Exam

Passing the Special Education TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781452285955
Release 2013-10-10
Pages 184
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Built on her successful TExES test-prep seminars, Elaine Wilmore breaks down the Texas special education exams and shows you how to raise your TExES exam scores.



Oaxaca al Gusto

Oaxaca al Gusto Author Diana Kennedy
ISBN-10 9780292706637
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 481
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No one has done more to introduce the world to the authentic, flavorful cuisines of Mexico than Diana Kennedy. Acclaimed as the Julia Child of Mexican cooking, Kennedy has been an intrepid, indefatigable student of Mexican foodways for more than fifty years and has published several classic books on the subject, including The Cuisines of Mexico (now available in The Essential Cuisines of Mexico, a compilation of her first three books), The Art of Mexican Cooking, My Mexico, and From My Mexican Kitchen. Her uncompromising insistence on using the proper local ingredients and preparation techniques has taught generations of cooks how to prepare—and savor—the delicious, subtle, and varied tastes of Mexico. In Oaxaca al Gusto, Kennedy takes us on an amazing journey into one of the most outstanding and colorful cuisines in the world. The state of Oaxaca is one of the most diverse in Mexico, with many different cultural and linguistic groups, often living in areas difficult to access. Each group has its own distinctive cuisine, and Diana Kennedy has spent many years traveling the length and breadth of Oaxaca to record in words and photographs "these little-known foods, both wild and cultivated, the way they were prepared, and the part they play in the daily or festive life of the communities I visited." Oaxaca al Gusto is the fruit of these labors—and the culmination of Diana Kennedy's life's work. Organized by regions, Oaxaca al Gusto presents some three hundred recipes—most from home cooks—for traditional Oaxacan dishes. Kennedy accompanies each recipe with fascinating notes about the ingredients, cooking techniques, and the food's place in family and communal life. Lovely color photographs illustrate the food and its preparation. A special feature of the book is a chapter devoted to the three pillars of the Oaxacan regional cuisines—chocolate, corn, and chiles. Notes to the cook, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index complete the volume. An irreplaceable record of the infinite world of Oaxacan gastronomy, Oaxaca al Gusto belongs on the shelf of everyone who treasures the world's traditional regional cuisines.



School Leader Internship

School Leader Internship Author Gary E. Martin
ISBN-10 9781317584049
Release 2016-06-17
Pages 218
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School Leader Internship, 4th Edition challenges school leader interns to build competencies in 52 leadership skill areas. This unique resource provides step-by-step guidance for interns, their supervisors, and their faculty on how to initiate an internship and evaluate interns' work. In this updated fourth edition, the content is organized around the latest National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (2015) and includes intern activities to develop skills in cross-content literacy, distributive leadership, equity in practice, professional learning communities, remediation strategies, school improvement planning, and special populations. This is a critical resource for leadership preparation programs nationwide and the thousands of school districts that support leadership candidates. Special Features include: Beyond the Standards provide further independent practice, reflection, and development for students in the areas of action research, ethical and critical reasoning, dispositions and interpersonal skills, new technologies, school partnerships, and social justice. Self, Peer, and Superior Assessments help students to plan according to individual need, experience, and goals. Internship Plans allow students to assess, analyze, and prepare draft internship plans. Interview Suggestions help students develop a network and gain insight into administrative and curricular responsibility. Professional Development Activities encourage students to analyze and evaluate their experiences and plan for the future. Projects allow students to synthesize their skills.



Finding Your Leadership Focus

Finding Your Leadership Focus Author Douglas B. Reeves
ISBN-10 9780807751701
Release 2011
Pages 158
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In his new book, author and international keynoter Douglas Reeves addresses a major challenge faced by todays school leaders: an ever-growing load of programs and initiatives. Reeves contends that program overload not only taxes leadership resources, but actually hurts rather than improves student performance. Drawing on recent research findings, this book shows how leaders can pare down from a proliferation of initiatives to determine what is truly most important based on their local concerns, challenges, populations, and other school factors. Identifying a specific set of leadership practices that are more strongly associated with improvements in student achievement, Reeves provides explicit guidelines for how school leaders can improve their most critical leadership decisions by simultaneously engaging in three essential strategies: monitoring teaching and leadership practices, building high degrees of efficacy among staff members, and focusing on a smaller number of priorities. Finding Your Leadership Focus is essential reading for new and veteran principals, teacher leaders, and PLC book study groups.



Leading for Learning

Leading for Learning Author Phillip C. Schlechty
ISBN-10 111804746X
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 352
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Written by acclaimed school reform advocate Phillip C. Schlechty, Leading for Learning offers educators the framework, tools, and processes they need to transform their schools from bureaucracies into dynamic learning organizations. Schlechty explains how to move beyond some of the deeply ingrained and negative conceptions of schooling that guide so much of their practice. He shows educators how they can take advantage of new learning technologies by increasing their organization's capacity to support continuous innovation. "Clearly not for the fainthearted, Schlechty's engrossing appraisal of American education calls for a bold, truly fundamental transformation of how we run our public schools. Some books are thought-provoking; this one is action-provoking." —W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA "Dr. Schlechty has once again written an insightful book that educational leaders can use as a road map in transforming our schools into learning organizations designed to serve twenty-first century students." —Dr. Randy Bridges, superintendent, Alamance-Burlington School System, NC "Because education is ultimately a community responsibility, Schlechty's proposal to shift school systems from bureaucracies to learning organizations can open doors to citizens who are frustrated by the bureaucracy in their efforts to reclaim their role in education. This book is as much for them as it is for professional educators." —David Mathews, president, Kettering Foundation "Anyone in a school leadership position—from the board room to the classroom—should read this engaging and thought-provoking book. It's a must?-read for all immersed in or contemplating the transformation of public education." — Claudia Mansfield Sutton, chief communications and marketing officer, American Association of School Administrators



Motivating and Inspiring Teachers

Motivating and Inspiring Teachers Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781596671034
Release 2008
Pages 267
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Like the best-selling first edition, this book is filled with strategies to motivate your staff and maintain a high level of energy at your school. This guide will help all educators approach work every day in an enthusiastic, focused, and positive state of mind. This book will help you: -Motivate your faculty with the Friday Focus--a staff memo that works! -Understand the power of praise and how to best utilize it every day -Make sure staff meetings, teacher evaluation, and daily activities raise the energy level in your school -Maximize the holidays, open house nights, and other special events the make your staff feel special



Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Passing the Principal TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781483319377
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 240
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The ultimate practice book—your secret weapon for the toughest test in Texas! This carefully curated collection of TExES practice tests, each field-tested for accuracy, is designed to show you where you need to improve—and how to do it to pass the TExES exam. Start by thinking like a test developer, learning the exam’s framework inside and out. Then move on to seven practice tests with answers, plus Rationales explaining why correct answers are correct Tables and figures geared for visual and kinesthetic learners “Important Points to Remember” at the end of each test Test-taking strategies Guidance for creating a personal success plan



Hello My Name Is Public School and I Have an Image Problem

Hello  My Name Is Public School  and I Have an Image Problem Author Leslie Milder
ISBN-10 9781475929713
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 118
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So much energy is focused on what’s wrong with our public schools and how to fix them that we often lose sight of the extraordinary work occurring in our schools every day, thanks to millions of caring, dedicated professional educators who work hard to ensure every student reaches their potential. In Hello! My Name is Public School and I Have an Image Problem, authors and teachers Leslie Milder and Jane Braddock provide a solution for educators who wish to strengthen public confidence in their public schools. They share commonsense techniques on how schools and their employees can establish themselves as ambassadors who convey a positive message. This book enunciates a step-by-step approach to challenging the unjust criticism and accusations of failure by directing the energies of those who work in our schools to step up as ambassadors for America’s public schools and the children they serve. The authors underscore the power of professional unity and its profoundly positive impact on the profession, and why a culture of brotherhood is an essential element of any successful organization. The forces that weaken public trust and confidence in public education are discussed at length, as well as strategies for restoring public pride, hope, optimism, and confidence in our public schools and in those who dedicate their lives to educating our youth.



Life Would Be Easy If It Weren t for Other People

Life Would Be Easy If It Weren t for Other People Author Connie Podesta
ISBN-10 0803968655
Release 1999-04-27
Pages 200
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Since it is impossible to change difficult people, this book offers strategies that you can incorporate into your own behavior to make relationships work better immediately.



The Principal s Companion

The Principal s Companion Author Pam Robbins
ISBN-10 0761945156
Release 2003
Pages 321
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Never before has the principal’s role been so demanding, but this updated edition provides guidance for veteran and new principals alike.



Measurement and Evaluation

Measurement and Evaluation Author James F. McNamara
ISBN-10 1883001781
Release 1999
Pages 196
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Written in a conversational style for principals who are not statisticians, this book will help you use measurement and evaluation to propel your school towards educational excellence.



Special Programs and Services in Schools

Special Programs and Services in Schools Author Bonnie Beyer
ISBN-10 9781605951751
Release 2014-06-18
Pages 225
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New edition of the definitive text thoroughly updated with information on Race to the Top, NCLB revisions, ESEA Reauthorization, federal, state and district responsibilitiesSpells out requirements and legislated mandates for special education, ESL, food service, disability, health services, gifted education, school to work, etc.For administrators in public, private and charter schoolsUsed as a text at Texas A&M, Houston, Michigan and many other universities Created for school administrators in public and private schools, this book is an update of the original 2005 volume that organized and explained virtually all federally mandated programs, the "third curriculum" that helps dictate how U.S. schools are managed. Used as a textbook in many universities, it lists and explains dozens of new U.S. laws and amendments from the past decade and situates them in the context of states and districts. It investigates the goals and requirements of dozens of education programs and clarifies government regulations affecting students as well as citizens who come in contact with schools, e.g., disabled individuals, job-seekers, employees, non-English-speaking parents and many other groups. Encompassing and yet going far beyond special education, the text offers pointers and case studies on how programs should be administered to improve learning outcomes as well as heighten a school's community profile. The detailed, concrete information in this book is indispensable for understanding government requirements, accessing the right agencies, reducing discrimination, and avoiding legal entanglements. At the same time, the 10 chapters of this volume are readily integrated into a syllabus for courses on special programs in schools.