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A leadership playbook for addressing rapid change in education, empowered for success, Teresa San Martin

A Leadership Playbook for Addressing Rapid Change in Education provides educational leaders with a simple, step-by-step approach for addressing rapid change. Drawing on the model of appreciative inquiry, this book provides detailed examples of educational problems and provides the who, what, where, when, why, and how to achieve change. Author Teresa L. San Martn emphasizes the traits of outstanding and exceptional leaders: trust; collaborative efforts; communicating with empathy and care. Detailed play-by-play examples are provided that show how school administrators are able to solve relevant problems of practice such as how to create productive and focused high school teacher teams, how educational leaders can increase teacher retention, and how district administrators can provide innovative and meaningful staff development opportunities. This timely book--which supports educators as they continue to grapple with the effects of the pandemic--provides real solutions, equipping school administrators with the tools necessary to confront perpetual change occurring in today's complex educational environment
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Meet the Author -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part I -- 1 What is Appreciative Inquiry (AI)? -- AI is a Philosophy, or Way of Thinking -- AI Reinforces the Idea That Schools are Dynamic, Learning Organizations -- AI is a Change Process-a Social Learning Process -- AI Empowers People to Achieve Excellence From Within the Organization -- AI Promotes the Synergy of Others -- AI is a Change Model with Four Steps: Discovery, Dream, Design, and Destiny -- 2 Why Choose AI as the Change Model for Decision-Making? -- Why? Because AI is a Solutions-Focused Process, Using Strengths-Based Language -- Why? Because AI provides the Framework for Solving Our Own Issues -- Why? Because AI is a Simple Four-Step Cycle Focused on Continuous Improvement -- Why? Because AI Participants Can Range from One to Two People to 100s of People -- Why? Because the AI Change Model is a Non-Hierarchical, Collaborative Effort -- Why? Because the AI 4-D Cycle is a Results-Oriented, Rapid Decision-Making Process that Expedites Change -- Why? Because the AI Process Leads to the Formation of a True Learning Organization -- Why? Because AI is a Proven, Change Model Used Worldwide -- 3 How to Facilitate Change Using the AI 4-D Cycle -- The Playbook -- The Topic or Focus of Inquiry -- Four Steps in the AI 4-D Cycle -- Step 1: Discovery -- Discovery phase: The Magic in Storytelling -- Sharing Stories -- Best Practices for Sharing Stories -- Identifying Themes and Mapping the Positive Core -- Discovery Phase Summary -- Step 2: Dream -- Dream Phase: Imagine the Possibilities -- Dream Phase Summary -- Step 3: Design -- Design Phase: Create the Future -- Design Phase Summary -- Step 4: Destiny -- Destiny Phase: Making it Happen-The Game Plan -- Destiny Phase Summary
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non fiction
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1 online resource (223 pages)
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