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School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results
What does research tell us about the effects of school leadership on student achievement? What specific leadership practices make a real difference in school effectiveness? How should school leaders use these practices in their day-to-day management of schools and during the stressful times that accompany major change initiatives? Robert J. Marzano, Timothy Waters, and Bri ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published September 15th 2005 by ASCD
(first published September 1st 2001)
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I was first introduced to Marzano, Waters, and McNulty's work in 2014 as a new graduate student in an educational administration program. We focused on the 21 responsibilities they identified and discussed application. Having now read the entire book (instead of just the responsibilities) I feel I have a greater sense of the process and the need for this research to have been done. I found that their suggestions are very much in line with what other researchers and experts have identified and wo ...more
Great book that shows various factors that lead to creating a school that makes tough choices to benefit each student, teacher, and community. I really enjoyed the 39 action steps and list of 21 ideals for the building/ academic principal. I will be utilizing these techniques to continue to grow as a principal.
The big difference between Marzano and other writers is the amount of research. Wherever he was lacking, he used his access to other research to develop his philosophy further. In addition, his theories are based on the data not the other way. Easy to read and great for developing a PLC around
School Leadership That Works is above my paygrade as instructional coach. In using it in my position, I could use to analyze my strengths and weaknesses. There are aspects I might be able to use in support of my school and/or principal depending on goals of the school.
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