Leading Well: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing available in Paperback
In Leading Well: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing, Lucy Calkins draws on the transformative work that she and her colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project have done in partnership with school leaders over the last thirty years. Travel to any corner of this country, inquire about the schools that are winning acclaim for their joyous and rigorous schoolwide literacy work, and you're apt to find yourself hearing about the results of the remarkable community of practice that has taken root around reading and writing workshop instruction.
This book, like the work of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project itself, is deeply research-based and principled, while also absolutely practical and real-world tested. Leading Well will provide you with the inspiration and energy you need to rally your teachers to outgrow their own best teaching practices and tackle predictable challenges.
Additionally, Leading Well will remind you that you are part of a vibrant community of practice. You'll learn not only from Lucy Calkins and from contributing authors, Mary Ehrenworth and Laurie Pessah, but also from talented, tenacious, and imaginative school leaders who are creating new horizons for the world of education.
The book is for school leaders who've invited their teachers to join them in the exhilarating work of adopting a dynamic, rigorous, student-centered language arts curriculum. It is for school leaders who have taken on the challenge of transforming their whole school into a place where everyone's potential, for learning and for growth, is sky high.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Mary Ehrenworth, Senior Deputy Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and co-editor for the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Middle School series, works with schools and districts around the globe, and is a frequent keynote speaker at Project events and national and international conferences. Mary's interest in critical literacies, deep interpretation, and reading and writing for social justice all inform the books she has authored or co-authored in the Reading and Writing Units of Study series as well as her many articles and other books on instruction and leadership. You can connect with her on Twitter @MaryEhrenworth.
Laurie Pessah is a Senior Deputy Director at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, where she has responsibility for staffing the Project's work with several hundred schools in New York City and around the country. Coauthor of the DVD A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing: Helping Teachers with Units of Study (Heinemann 2008), Laurie has special responsibility for leading the TCRWP's work with school leaders and supporting staff developers. In this capacity, Laurie leads study groups, institutes, and a calendar of conference days for superintendents, principals, and assistant principals. She also has a longstanding special interest in primary-level reading and writing workshops.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Planning for Literacy Reform
1 Setting Up for a Strong Start (or Restart) 2
2 Yon Can't Be the Only Leader-But the Job of Delegating Leadership Is Yours 22
3 Communicate the Vision, Build the Energy 32
Part 2 Lifting the Level of Teaching
4 First Things First Build an Instructional Foundation 42
5 Help Teachers Lift the Level of Their Methods of Teaching 68
6 From Good to Great: Supporting Teachers' Continued Growth 82
7 Build a Culture of Ongoing Learning 94
8 Provide Teachers with Professional Development 108
9 Rising to the Additional Challenges of Particular Populations 126
Part 3 Establishing Structures across the School and Community
10 Data-Based Instructional Rounds in Reading and Writing Workshops 140
11 Create Rituals and Traditions that Hold the Heart of Your School 164
12 Giving and Receiving Potent Feedback 170
13 Leading Adults Can Be Tricky: Responding to Trouble 186
14 Stay the Course while integrating New Initiatives 202
15 Advice on Using the TCRWP Assessment System 222
16 A Few Words about Test Prep for High-Stakes Tests 230
17 Engaging Parents as Partners 236
18 Build Your Own Support Group 250