With expectations on school leaders being at an all-time high, it is essential that leadership becomes a shared effort throughout the school house. As a school leader, Darrin Peppard’s passion for empowering adults and students alike will energize culture, learning, and connection in your school, classroom, or district.
Life is an adventure, and we are all on our own journey. How do we help our young people understand they can do and become what they would like along the way? Road to Awesome: A Journey for Kids is just that, an opportunity for kids and adults alike to have the conversation. What do you need for this journey and where might you find it? Who will you meet along the way? Look for a starfish hidden on each page. Each one represents someone who you’ve impacted along the way. We hope you enjoy Blake’s first adventure. Two roads diverged, and we took the Road to Awesome...will you join us?
When you first begin your pursuit of becoming a school administrator, you are wide-eyed and full of excitement about all the possibilities in front of you. When you are finished, you are left to navigate the leadership journey on your own. Even seasoned school administrators can get lost on their journey, and have reached out for help in navigating their path to the next opportunity. This field guide will serve as your leadership coach while providing you the insight and support you need along the way. If you are an aspiring school leader, or a current administrator looking for opportunities to grow professionally, then allow this book to assist you as you "take the leap" towards the leadership role you ultimately want.
As a veteran teacher, Debbie shares her journey from being a struggling teacher in the early 2000s to the educational technology coach she is today. Intertwined in her story, she shares how a passion for using technology in the classroom was ignited inside her through a myriad of experiences. These experiences have framed her vision of the TRANSFORM tech tools. Debbie emphasizes using technology tools to empower students and give them opportunities that are not possible without the use of the technology. But students are not the only ones who can be empowered using technology. Debbie also shares how educators can use these tools to not only grow and learn, but to TRANSFORM their professional practice.
We are called upon to be leaders in our everyday life at work, in our relationships, with our children, and in countless situations. Different points throughout our day call on a different version of our leadership skills. Lesson 1 leverages leadership lessons so they may be made the priority in their time of need.
Becoming Principal is not just a book on leadership, it is not just a book for principals or those wanting to become principals; rather, it is a book about a journey to becoming the leader one was meant to be. In this book, Jeff Prickett shares the stories and lessons he learned from his first principalship - from the very first interview for the job of principal, to the very last day of his time at the school.
The book will have you laughing and crying, as you take the journey with Jeff, on the road to Becoming Principal.
If you feel overwhelmed, want to get focused, and want lasting change for yourself, then the Elevate Your Vibe Action Planner with Purpose IS the tool you need! Take control of your time, so you can do those things you want to do.
This planner is packed with mindset tools to help you plan, organize, and reflect. Turn your visions into reality. Repurpose your overwhelm by taking inventory on your habits that are not serving you and create action with purpose that WILL serve you.
Customize 6 undated months with a monthly focus.
Weekly mindset tools will help you Elevate Your Vibe, stay on track, and move forward with momentum.
Undated weekly action planning layout has the option to create time blocks in your schedule.
Weekly and monthly reflections will help you keep your VIBE ELEVATING.
With an elevated mindset you will be able to conquer your goals personally and professionally.
Having loved all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math my entire life, it has always been a dream of mine to write a children’s picture book. When my granddaughter, Emersyn Blake, was born, and we saw early on that she was curious and always wanted to be outside, I knew I had to write a series about her explorations! I hope you enjoy reading about the little-known creatures Emersyn finds, researches, and loves. I also hope it inspires you to explore, be curious, wonder, and learn new things no matter where you are!
#OwnYourEpic is a culmination of stories and experiences from the perspective of a high school teacher turned principal. Through these stories and experiences, Dr. Jay Dostal shares the leadership lessons he has learned. While his perspective is from the vantage point of an educational administrator, #OwnYourEpic is relatable to all people who are ready to challenge themselves to be vulnerable and real so they can begin to own their epic. Through storytelling, readers are challenged to read, reflect, and write their own stories and experiences in the hope they will develop, write, and share their epic with others. Anyone can tell stories, but writing them down and reflecting on what you have learned from them is the act of taking ownership. By the end of the book, readers will be well on their way to writing their own epic story.
School systems and mindsets need to evolve to address the ambiguity fostered by technological advances in order to keep pace with the speed of change and innovation. To accomplish this we must cultivate a new type of leader - one that embraces design thinking, entrepreneurship and a visionary outlook. The DEV Leader. This new leader will implement EnR thinking to make the organization thrive in ambiguity. The implementation of the DEV Cycle will allow organizations to become nimble and efficient in starting and assessing new initiatives.
When a new family member comes to live with Matthew, his favorite stuffed animal, Theodore Edward, must learn to accept a new friend even though they are very different. Theodore Edward finds he has many things in common with his new friend too.
Becoming The Change provides the reader with the tools and resources necessary to manage the one thing we can truly control—ourselves. Wolfe discusses change much like the metamorphosis of a butterﬂy, whereas we experience our own type of metamorphosis as it relates to our own social and emotional well-being. Five innate qualities are instilled deep within our core, our moral compass, known as Social Emotional Learning (SEL). At its center is Self-Awareness which directly impacts the four directional pathways of Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. Each one is dependent on the other and guides us towards becoming our best self. Throughout the book, Wolfe provides suggestions on how to continuously improve in each of these areas as well as tips to keep you moving in the right direction.
Finding your way at anything you do in life can take time. Throughout your journey, there will be moments that make a significant impact on you. This story takes you through Melissa’s journey as a first year educator, as an outsider coming into a tight knit school, through to her experiences with school culture and leadership and finding
Finding your way at anything you do in life can take time. Throughout your journey, there will be moments that make a significant impact on you. This story takes you through Melissa’s journey as a first year educator, as an outsider coming into a tight knit school, through to her experiences with school culture and leadership and finding inspiration. Inspired brings you moments that have mattered to Melissa and have shaped her into the educator she is today. This story will give you the tools you need to open your heart and mind to help you get started on your own inspired journey.