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Reframing the Path to School Leadership: A Guide for Teachers and Principals

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The best leaders use multiple frames to view common challenges and to solve the most difficult problems. A series of dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal demonstrate how framing and then reframing challenges brings clarity."
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 12th 2002 by Corwin Publishers
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Megan
Jan 26, 2015 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a quick read about school leadership. It was interesting in that it explained the four lenses or frames (political, human resources, structural, and symbolic) in an easy to understand story that felt like a novel. You follow a first-year teacher and a first-year principal at the same school who each make the same mistakes that those new in their respective positions normally make. The two characters learn from their mistakes and use the four frames to improve their effectiveness. I like ...more
Queen
Dec 19, 2014 Queen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The scenarios are relevant to the professional experience of teachers and principals. Bolman and Deal do an excellent job of demonstrating how to navigate different situations through the frameworks of human resources, politics, symbolism, and strategy. It emphasizes the importance of relationships and the various purposes they can serve. Although you get a sense of their struggles, you also get a sense of their celebrations.

My only criticism of the story is the unrealistic gatherings at restau
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Gillian Bourassa
A really enjoyable and thought-provoking read. While it is a quick read (I read it in about 2-3 hours, or one sitting), one should linger over its message. I would love it if some of my colleagues were to read this book in light of some of the new things we are doing in our school.
Judith
This was a very helpful book for young novice leaders and teachers. Deal and Bolman pack-in much useful information about how to handle the daily issues that arise in classrooms and administrative offices during the first year on the job.
Suzanne
Mar 02, 2008 Suzanne rated it really liked it
A book for my NJExcel classes that I'm actually enjoying. Reads like a novel. Any teacher or administrator would appreciate it.
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