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The Ten-Minute Principal
Free Up Your Time to Focus on Leadership

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  • Evan Robb - Principal, Johnson-Williams Middle School; Berryville, VA
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May 2019 | 176 pages | Corwin

Rebuilding your day--How ten minutes can make the difference between ordinary and fantastic leadership

A principal’s enthusiastic vision is often thwarted by daily demands. There never seems time for carefully laid plans. But what if you made the most of ten-minute blocks scattered through your day? Could you make progress? 

This book says Yes! and will help you improve, but not overwhelm yourself or staff. It will show you how to intentionally use ten-minute opportunities to consider, kickstart, and execute your vision. Based on six pillars of school leadership, vision, relationships, trust, efficacy, student-centeredness, and instructional knowledge each chapter will:

  • Introduce a leadership topic
  • Offer a ten minute opportunity to consider where you are and what you might change
  • Give a ten minute tip on how to get started, as well as overcome challenges
  • Provide ten minute collaborative opportunities to gain buy-in and participation

Discover how to build the foundations of effective leadership and be a school [helping teachers and students grow and improve] despite daily demands. Make the most of chunks of time to refine your craft and become a reflective and intentional leader.

 
 
Preface
The Challenge Ahead

 
The Journey Begins

 
Features of the Book

 
A Quick Chapter Overview

 
 
Chapter 1: The Six Pillars of School Leadership
Vision

 
Relationships

 
Trust

 
Efficacy

 
A Student-Centered Environment

 
Instructional Knowledge

 
10-Minute Reflections on Opportunities for Change

 
 
Chapter 2: The Principal, Communication, and School Culture
Email: I Need Some Strategies

 
Build Your School’s Brand

 
Social Media Tips

 
Customer Service and Building a School’s Brand

 
Professionalism: Modeling Expectations, Culture and Communication

 
10-Minute Reflections on Opportunities for Change

 
 
Chapter 3: Efficient and Purposeful Meetings
Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative

 
Build Commitment in Your School Community

 
Administrative and Teacher Relationships

 
Disrupting Routines

 
Expectations and Specific Praise

 
Tell Your Story

 
10-Minute Reflections on Opportunities for Change

 
 
Chapter 4: Relationship Building
Focus Initiatives on Teaching and Learning

 
Creating Effective Agendas and Effective Meetings

 
Teaching-Centered Faculty Meetings

 
Meetings With Administrative Staff

 
Team and Department Meetings

 
Post-Observation Meetings

 
Mentoring Sessions

 
Student Meetings

 
Parent Meetings

 
10-Minute Reflections on Opportunities for Change

 
 
Chapter 5: Fostering Creativity
Mindset and Creativity

 
Creativity and Growth Mindset: You Can Make It Happen!

 
Think Creatively About Professional Learning

 
Get Creative with Google Docs: Professional Article Studies

 
Encourage and Celebrate Innovative Instructional Practices

 
School Libraries: Designing Creative, Dynamic Spaces

 
Create Student Centered Fluid Classrooms

 
10-Minute Reflections on Opportunities for Change

 
 
Chapter 6: Choose Your Path
Moving Forward

 
Find Your Path

 
New to Administration

 
Experienced Administrators

 
Give Yourself the Gift of Time

 

Supplements

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Robb Table of Contents

Robb Acknowledgements

Robb Preface


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Evan A. Robb

Evan Robb is the principal of Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, Virginia. He has over twenty years of experience serving as a building-level principal, including opening a junior high school in Warren County, Virginia. Prior to being a school principal, he was an English teacher, department chair, and assistant principal. Early in his career, Evan received the Horace Mann Educator of the Year Award. In addition, the NCTE Commission on Reading selected him to serve on its board.Evan leads sustainable change initiatives that transform school culture, increase achievement, and prepare students for their future. In addition to... More About Author

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