Aim High, Achieve More
How To Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership
Many urban educators live in fear: of their schools being labelled failures, of increasingly punitive sanctions, of loss of respect and livelihood. This fear pervades the entire school community, affecting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of its members.
Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership is a guide for transformation in urban schools, with the key ingredient in school renewal being fearless leadership. Fearless leaders work in schools under-resourced and overburdened and serve disproportionately large numbers of children who live in poverty and face racism daily. They are ordinary educators committed to proving that demographics need not be destiny.
Aim High, Achieve More will help teachers to bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education. You will learn how to:
- Adopt a leadership approach consisting of affirmation, inspiration and mediation (AIM).
- Build a leadership team of important stake-holders that is committed to improvement.
- Create supports that enable teachers to nurture their students' potential to meet high standards.
Each chapter closes with reflections and activities that will help your leadership team produce its own roadmap for change. Aim High, Achieve More provides insights gleaned from real-world experiences that will enable you to create a successful, vibrant learning environment.
|Publish date||2012-10-11 00:00:00|