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978-1-61048-286-8 • Paperback • February 2011 • $38.00 • (£29.00)
978-1-61048-287-5 • eBook • March 2011 • $34.00 • (£26.00)
Kimberly T. Strike, PhD, earned her doctorate from Marquette University in curriculum, instruction, administration and supervision with a focus on the use of technology in education. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Kimberly has served as a teacher, principal, professor, instructional supervisor, consultant, and provider of professional development. John Nickelsen earned his masters degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in educational administration and supervision. John has served the Racine, Wisconsin Unified School District for 46 years as a teacher, assistant principal, sub-school principal, directing principal, test proctor, substitute administrator, and curriculum writer.
Chapter 1 1.Hierarchy of Mentoring
Chapter 2 2.Professional Goal Setting
Chapter 3 3.Leadership Evaluation Tool
Chapter 4 4.Professional Standards, Personal Life
Chapter 5 5.Defining Leadership
Chapter 6 6.Mentoring the Leader
Chapter 7 7.Understanding School Culture
Chapter 8 8.Planning
Chapter 9 9.Starting up the School Year
Chapter 10 10.School Safety and Crisis Management
Chapter 11 11.Time Management
Chapter 12 12.Decision-Making
Chapter 13 13.Professional Development and Trainings
Chapter 14 14.Testing and Assessments
Chapter 15 15.Student Achievement
Chapter 16 16.Behavior Management
Chapter 17 17.Dealing with the Difficult
Chapter 18 18.Communication
Chapter 19 19.Walk-throughs
Chapter 20 20.Observation and Evaluation
Chapter 21 21.Unions and Contracts
Chapter 22 22.Recognizing Accomplishments
Chapter 23 23.Programs and Assemblies
Chapter 24 24.Top 10 List "What I want from my supervisor"
Chapter 25 25.Resources and Support for the Educational Leader
Kimberly Strike and John Nickelsen have written a book that touches upon a subject that has needed clarification in schools. The book is teacher and principal friendly and approaches mentoring with a new vision. Their research and practical approaches can be used by many people in the field today.
— Darylann Whitemarsh, Ph.D., assistant professor, Marian University
I wish that I had this book when I was a principal! It covers everything that a principal should do. This book will be in the top drawer of your desk since you'll be regularly referring to it for ideas, guidance, and help to solve problems and execute tasks efficiently and effectively at your school.
— Robert J. Safransky, Ph.D., adjunct professor of school law and American government, Nova Southeastern University
The authors offer practical, down-to-earth advice for busy administrators. Examples speak to the real experiences of leaders and prompt administrators to reflect on their styles and roles in the mentoring process.
— Debra Dosemagen, Ph.D., chair, Education Department, Mount Mary College
A very effective guide to helping and mentoring the new administrator. It covers all the areas that are necessary for success. I was especially glad to see that special attention is paid to student achievement, which is often a forgotten topic.
— Susan A. Kuper, retired curriculum coordinator, North Shore S.D. 112, Highland Park, IL