Fearless Conversations School Leaders Have to Have

1st Edition

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Really Help Kids

Irving C. Jones Sr.; Vera Blake
eISBN-13: 9781506367538

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Step out of Your Comfort Zone and Really Help Kids 

To meet the needs of today’s learners, fearless leadership is required to support and empower the adults who work with these learners. Anchored in research, Fearless Conversations is a guide to recognizing and using strategies that encourage staff to work at their full potential, build trust, and strengthen collegiality. Strong, courageous, focused, collaborative leadership is a win-win approach for all stakeholders. Readers will find

• interviews and case studies to illustrate effective practice

• strategies to help them move from traditional methodologies toward stronger transformational leadership

• vignettes and examples to ignite additional thinking to facilitate achievement for all students 

Written for aspiring, new, and experienced school leaders, this is a must-read for anyone who wants practical strategies that they can use immediately to build a culture of learning and improve academic achievement for all students. 

"Fearless Conversations School Leaders Have to Have is a  professional "toolbox" for aspiring as well as experienced school administrators and teacher leaders or any educator who cares about meeting the needs of today’s student learner. How to address difficult issues in a leadership role, for example, is presented in a realistic perspective through real-life examples, vignettes, and personal reflections that come not only from the authors themselves but also from school leaders currently in the field. These proven strategies bring credibility to the authors’ work. It is a practical guide that can help school leaders stay on the forefront of success in their schools."

Linda Pincham, Associate Professor

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

"This book is timely, practical, and clearly anchored in the rich leadership and coaching experiences of the writers. This book is a must read for all leaders and aspiring leaders at the building and central office level. This book will also be useful at the university level where new leaders are being prepared and inspired."

Lynda C. Wood, Ed.D, Retired Superintendent

Southfield Public School District, Southfield, MI


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ISBNs 9781506367545, 9781506367545, 9781506367545, 9781506367538, 9781506367521, 9781506367552, 1506367534
Language English
Number of Pages 216
Edition 1st