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.