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Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership

Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership

Second Edition

March 2014 | 216 pages | Corwin
`Few books on school leadership have effectively brought together the best of educational theory and practice for school administrators as Elaine McEwan's Seven Steps to Instructional Leadership' - Michael Pladus 1999 MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year

Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition focuses on seven day-to-day steps that can lead principals and administrators to becoming exemplary leaders, and make a difference in the lives of the students, teachers, and parents in their educational community.

The Second Edition includes the use of standards-based reform as a way for leaders to achieve results with their teachers and students, a revision of the Instructional Checklist, an updated response form that groups the indicators with their respective steps, and a collection of suggested reading material, references and research.

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1. Step One: Establish, Implement, and Achieve Academic Standards
2. Step Two: Be an Instructional Resource for Your Staff
3. Step Three: Create a School Culture and Climate Conducive to Learning
4. Step Four: Communicate the Vision and Mission of Your School
5. Step Five: Set High Expectations for Your Staff and Yourself
6. Step Six: Develop Teacher Leaders
7. Step Seven: Establish and Maintain Positive Relationships With Students, Staff, and Parents
Resource A: Instructional Leadership Checklist
Resource B: Instructional Leadership Checklist Response Form
Resource C: Elizabeth McCay's Assignment

You won't find a more practical, detailed guide to improving school effectiveness than is contained between the covers of this book!

Leonard O. Pellicer, Dean School of Education
University of La Verne

Few books on school leadership have effectively brought together the best of educational theory and practice for school administrators as Elaine McEwan's Seven Steps to Instructional Leadership has.

Michael Pladus, 1999 MetLife/NASSP National Principal of the Year

This is an outstanding book with practical, ready to use suggestions as to how to improve teaching and learning in our schools. As practitioners, the students found the books to be researched-based, easy to absorb, clearly defined traits and descriptors, with stories to bring clarity to the traits, and with meaningful reflection activities to focus on present and future practices.

Pauli Nikolay, Adjunct Professor
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

The book is an excellent resource for self assessment or a tool for gaining feedback from staff.

The School Administrator, June 2003

There is a good balance between the summary of research and references to the aquired wisdom born out of first-hand experience.

School Leadership & Management, February 2004

Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins

Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using... More About Author

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