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The Leadership Brain: How to Lead Today's Schools More Effectively / Edition 1

The Leadership Brain: How to Lead Today's Schools More Effectively / Edition 1

by David A. SousaDavid A. Sousa
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This powerful resource includes valuable self-assessment tools, resources, and practical applications that will help instructional leaders develop a modern, creative, team-centered school.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761939108
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/30/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

David A. Sousa, Ed D, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Changing America's Schools
About this Book
1. Understanding Leadership
Schools Need True Leaders
Attribute of a Leader
Organizational Expectations
Leadership Styles
What Style of Leader Am I?
Impact of Brain Research on Leadership
Major Points in Chapter 1
2. Linking Leadership to the Brain
Brain Structure and Function
Learning and Retention
Leadership and the Brain
Imagery (Visualization)
Major Points in Chapter 2
3. Brain-Compatible Curriculum
Students Expectations About Learning
Deciding What Should Be Learned
Revising Curriculum
Curriculum for Special Needs Students
Integrating Technology into the Classroom
The Pitfalls of Curriculum Change
Major Points in Chapter 3
4. Brain-Compatible Instruction and Assessment
Components of Brain-Compatible Instruction
Major Points in Chapter 4
5. Teacher Evaluation
Traditional Models of Teacher Evaluation
Teacher Evaluation for the 21st Century
Designing a Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Program
Evaluating Principals and District Office Administrators
Major Points in Chapter 5
6. Ethical and Spiritual Leadership
Ethical Leadership
Brain Research and Ethical Behavior
Spiritual Leadership
Major Points in Chapter 6
7. Transforming School Culture
Types of School Culture
Monitoring School Culture
Attitudes and Beliefs About Schooling
Attitudes and Beliefs About Students
Parents and School Culture
Transforming Through Collaboration
Working With Teams
Staff Development
Major Points in Chapter 7
8. Putting It All Together
A Whole-Brained Approach to Leadership
Developing and Retaining Educational Leaders
Major Points in Chapter 8

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