This powerful resource includes valuable self-assessment tools, resources, and practical applications that will help instructional leaders develop a modern, creative, team-centered school.
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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 AuthorIntroduction Changing America's Schools About this Book1. 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 12. Linking Leadership to the Brain Brain Structure and Function Learning and Retention Leadership and the Brain Creativity Imagery (Visualization) Major Points in Chapter 23. 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 34. Brain-Compatible Instruction and Assessment Components of Brain-Compatible Instruction Assessment Major Points in Chapter 45. 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 56. Ethical and Spiritual Leadership Ethical Leadership Brain Research and Ethical Behavior Spiritual Leadership Major Points in Chapter 67. 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 78. Putting It All Together A Whole-Brained Approach to Leadership Developing and Retaining Educational Leaders Major Points in Chapter 8GlossaryReferencesResourcesIndex