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Collaborative Leadership
Six Influences That Matter Most



August 2016 | 232 pages | Corwin

Get the fuel you need to drive collaborative leadership in your school!

What type of leadership do you practice? If your answer is transformational or instructional, you’re not alone. Many of us rely on these tenets. But there are better advantages in applying a holistic angle including all stakeholders—an approach known as collaborative leadership.

 

Peter DeWitt unpacks six leadership factors in Collaborative Leadership, all framed through the lens of John Hattie’s research. Adding insight, practical experiences, and vignettes, DeWitt paints a powerful scheme: meet stakeholders where they are, motivate stakeholders to strive for improvement, model how to do it. The meet, motivate, model blueprint will inspire you to

  • Transform your leadership practice
  • Identify where you can make immediate changes
  • Build and empower your leadership team
  • Incorporate all stakeholders into the conversation

 

Designed to shape collective teacher efficacy and foster teacher voice, Collaborative Leadership will leave you motivated to work together.

Check out a special podcast on Collaborative Leadership from Peter DeWitt.

 
Foreword
 
Preface
Collaborative Leadership

 
What You Will Find in This Book

 
Why This Book?

 
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Chapter 1: What Do You Want to Be to Leadership?
What If You Could Be the Kind of Principal You Want to Be?

 
Motivating People to Be Their Best Every Day

 
What Is Collaborative Leadership?

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
10 Critical Issues Facing Education

 
School Story—Many Hands Make Light Work

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 2: Instructional Leadership (.42)
What Do Instructional Leaders Do?

 
Collaborative Leadership: A Positive Effect on Learning

 
The Politics That Distract Us From Making Learning the Main Priority

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
Flipping Our Focus to Learning

 
Student-Centered Leadership

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 3: Collective Teacher Efficacy (1.57)
To Be Effective, Teachers Need to Be Motivated

 
School Climate: The Plate Everything Lies On

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
Enhance Communication to Promote Teacher Efficacy

 
Risk-Taking and Rule-Following: Finding the Balance

 
Within-School Variability

 
Fostering Teacher Voice to Increase Collaboration

 
Collective Teacher Efficacy

 
School Story—Teachers Need to Have a Voice, Too!

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 4: Assessment-Capable Learners (1.44)
Assessment-Capable Learners

 
Student Voice Needs to Come First

 
Inspiring Assessment-Capable Learning

 
Be More Than Visible

 
A Collaborative Leadership Mindframe

 
We Need Evidence to Collaborate Effectively

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 5: Professional Development (.51)
What Does Good Professional Development Look Like?

 
Flipped Faculty Meetings

 
Collaborative Leaders Debate, Dissect, and Discuss

 
The Core Business of Learning

 
School Story—Using Research to Engage All Stakeholders

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 6: Feedback (.75)
Feedback Is Complicated

 
Feedback to Move Learning Forward

 
One to Grow On

 
The Multiple Avenues of Effective Feedback

 
Teacher Observations: The Collaborative Approach

 
School Story—A New Collaboration

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 7: Family Engagement (.49)
Nurturing Family Engagement

 
Why Family Engagement Is Difficult

 
How We Communicate With Parents

 
Flipping Family Communications

 
The Partnership Approach

 
Branding Your School

 
School Story—Engaging Families at the High School Level

 
Meet, Model, & Motivate

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 8—What Are Your Next Steps?
The Place to Start—Strengths

 
The Implementation Dip

 
Moving Forward by Discovering Your PLN

 
Don’t Negotiate or Regulate as Much as You Collaborate

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Afterword—Russ Quaglia
 
References
 
Index

"Teachers dream of having the type of principal described in Collaborative Leadership! DeWitt’s roadmap of Meet, Motivate, and Model, underpinned by an impressive research base, has the potential to transform relationships and collaboration between teachers and leaders, ultimately leading to an improved learning experience where the voices of all concerned are listened to and valued."

Lisa Lande, Executive Director
Teacher Voice & Aspirations International Center

"Peter DeWitt is an experienced teacher and administrator. I recommend his book as a practical and informative resource for administrators at any point in their career. It is easy to read and utilize from day one. It is an essential handbook to keep on your desk."

Dr. Jo Moccia, Superintendent
South Whidbey Schools
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Foreward

Preface

Chapter 1


Peter M. DeWitt

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He runs workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally focusing on collaborative leadership, and fostering inclusive school climates. Within North America, his work has been adopted at the university and state level, and he works with numerous districts, school boards, regional and state organizations where he trains leadership teams and coaches building leaders.   Additionally, Peter is a Visible Learning Trainer for John Hattie, and was an Instructional Coach for Jim Knight for several years. He is the Series Editor... More About Author

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