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Reframing the Path to School Leadership
A Guide for Teachers and Principals

Third Edition

Other Titles in:
Leadership | Mentoring | Principalship

October 2018 | 208 pages | Corwin

The indispensable leadership companion—updated and more relevant than ever!

Part leadership manual, part short novel, this unique best-seller uses dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how the simple act of viewing a problem through different lenses—political, human resources, structural, or symbolic—can reveal better options and solutions.


Featuring reflective questions and solid strategies for meeting real-life 
challenges, the third edition also includes

  • New views on building morale in challenging times
  • A revamped discussion of mandates, standards, and rubrics
  • A celebration of educators as skilled professionals
  • Expanded conversations about hope, faith, and parental involvement

Sometimes all it takes to solve a problem is to reframe it by listening to wise advice from a trusted mentor.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
PART I: A PAIR OF ROOKIES
 
1. A New Teacher’s First Day
 
2. Getting Off on the Wrong Foot
 
3. Newcomers Find Wise Friends
Leadership Lessons I: Seeing and Solving Entry Barriers  
 
PART II: THE POLITICAL GA
 
4. The Old Guard and New Principal
 
5. The Inclusion Wars: School Politics
Leadership Lessons II: Mapping and Mastering the Political Terrain  
 
PART III: THE HUMAN RESOURCE LENS
 
6. Sagging Morale
Leadership Lessons III: Build Relationships and Empower Yourself  
 
PART IV: THE STRUCTURAL FRAME
 
7. Student Discipline: Who’s Really in Charge?
 
8. Standards and Rubrics
Leadership Lessons IV: Align Structure With the Work  
 
PART V: THE SYMBOLIC FRAME: BELIEVING IS SEEING
 
9. Changing the Guard
 
10. Building Confidence and Faith
 
11. “I’m Just a Great Teacher!”
Leadership Lessons V: Celebrate Values and Culture  
 
PART VI: VALUES, ETHICS, AND SPIRIT
 
12. Teaching and Leading: Finding a Balance
 
13. It’s All About Values and Beliefs
Leadership Lessons VI: Problems and Dilemmas  
 
PART VII: THE CYCLE CONTINUES
 
14. The Essence of Teaching: Leaving a Legacy
 
15. Loss . . . and Celebration
 
16. Passing the Torch
Leadership Lessons VII: The Enduring Sequence  
 
References
 
Further Reading

Sample Materials & Chapters

100720_Reframing_Ch_1___3E.pdf


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Lee G. Bolman

Lee G. Bolman is the Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. An author, teacher, con­sultant, and speaker, he has written numerous books on leadership and organizations with coauthor Terry Deal, including best-sellers   Leading With Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit (1995, 2001) and Reframing Organiza­tions: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership (1991, 1997), as well as The Path to School Leadership (1993) and Becoming a Teacher Leader (1994). Bolman holds a BA in History and a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Yale University. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Joan... More About Author

Terrence E. Deal

Terrence E. Deal is the Irving R. Melbo Professor at University of Southern California’s Rossier School. He is an internationally known lecturer and author who has written numerous books on leadership and organizations. In addition to those written with Lee Bolman, he is the coauthor of Corporate Cultures (with Alan Kennedy, 1982) and Shaping School Culture (with Kent Peterson, 1999). More About Author

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