Jan O'Neill, M.S. is a former teacher who became one of the pioneers in applying quality principles system-wide in municipal and state governments and health care.
Focus on Direction
Build a Powerful Organization
Ensure Student-Focused Vision and Action
Give Life to Data
Rich with voices from highly effective leaders, this book provides an accessible, research-based framework for school improvement that is correlated with the field’s standards. The engaging case studies in this vital resource show the power of these five key critical practices to make a difference in the lives of students and transform schools to support learning for all.
This comprehensive book draws on best practice in several countries to show how resources can be allocated to help achieve high expectations for all schools. The book demonstrates how schools can move from satisfaction with improvement to accepting the challenge to transform, identifying and exploring the need to align four kinds of resources:
intellectual capital, that is, the knowledge and skill of talented professionals
social capital, being support in the form of cash, expertise and advocacy drawn from a range of individuals, organisations, agencies and institutions in the broader community
financial capital, which must be carefully targeted to ensure that these resources are aligned and focused on priorities for learning; and finally
spiritual capital, which can be viewed in a religious sense or in terms of the culture and values that bring coherence and unity to these endeavours.
The authors also outline a Student-Focused Planning Model with particular attention to the deployment of resources to support each student and embracing the notion of personalising learning.
Practitioners and researchers reading this book will be inspired to work more closely in networking knowledge about how ‘high quality’ and ‘high equity’ can be achieved. Raising the Stakes is essential reading for those with the responsibility of ensuring that resources are acquired and allocated to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.
Touching on everything from the legacy of Ted Wragg to the film Brokeback Mountain the author’s incise eye will give teachers wanting to get on in their career both inspiration and much to ponder upon.
This reworked and thematically grouped collection will give leaders and aspiring leaders in education vital insights and observations into a wide range of topics including:the recruitment game and building your career dealing with people, making mistakes and learning lessons from Heroes and Gurus – from Tom Peters and Peter Drucker to Lawrence of Arabia supporting colleagues getting a life beyond school.
Over recent years Haigh’s columns - Second Half, for experienced teachers, and Leading Questions, specifically for teachers in leadership positions - have developed a loyal following from readers. This book will delight and engage all who wish to move onwards and upwards in teaching.
Learning classroom management skills such as building relationships and maintaining high expectations and consistency
Setting up your classroom and establishing procedures and rules
Planning effective lessons and making your instructional time an engaging experience
Managing your own emotions in the classroom and dealing effectively with misbehavior
Working with peers, administrators, and parents to build support and foster collaboration
The book is filled with specific examples and vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classes, so you’ll gain helpful strategies no matter what grade level and subject area you teach. You’ll also find out how to make tweaks or hit the "reset" button when something isn’t going as planned. Things may not always go perfectly your first year, but the practical advice in this book will help you stay motivated on the path to success!
Bonus: As you read the book, get even more out of it by discussing it with others. Free study guides for practicing teachers and student teachers are available as eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/products/9781138126152).
"If you only have time to read one book about managing student behavior, make it this one."
"This book is a great resource for new teachers and veteran teachers."
The fastest way to get back to what you love--teaching!
Being a teacher can be one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most frustrating. Many teachers feel very prepared to instruct students in their chosen subjects, but don't have quite as much training in managing classroom discipline-yet experienced educators know that if challenging behavior goes unchecked, the entire year can be disrupted. 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom shows teachers how to establish and maintain good discipline habits in their classrooms through an easy-to-understand program that you'll swear "works like magic."
1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom will help you understand:
• How to encourage courteous classroom behavior and constructive work habits
• How your personality affects your teaching style
• How to effectively manage transition times with your class
• Successful methods for handling assemblies, recess, lunchtime, and field trips
• How to communicate productively with parents
1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom takes the guesswork out of classroom discipline and will help you get back to teaching and your students get back to learning-today!