Coaching principals how to build teams that transform schools

Other books: An instructional model, autism education and how to lead an inclusive school

Power in Numbers: Coaching principals to build teams that transform schools

NYC Leadership Academy

This guide helps principals improve instruction by strengthening their coaching techniques to mold teachers and staff into team-oriented leaders. The book poses questions that build self-awareness and also details exercises that promote team development.

Principals will learn to design collaborative team-building projects and effective ways to analyze student learning with their staff.

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The Essentials for Standards-Driven Classrooms: A Practical Instructional Model for Every Student to Achieve Rigor

Learning Sciences: Marzano Center

Authors Carla Moore, Michael D. Toth and Robert J. Marzano steer educators through the process of aligning instruction to state standards. The authors provide tips on gauging the rigor of new learning content and tracking student progress. Administrators and other educators will also find strategies for collaborating more effectively.

For more info, go to Learning Sciences.

How Autism Is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA

Rowman & Littlefield

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has become outdated since it was last reauthorized, say authors Mark K. Claypool and John M. McLaughlin, due in part to the rise of students diagnosed with autism over the years.

The authors suggest various policy changes, such as unbundling, that would increase opportunities and outcomes for all children with disabilities.

For more info, visit Rowman & Littlefield.

Leading an Inclusive School: Access and Success for ALL Students


Administrators will learn how to ensure the federally guaranteed “least restrictive environment” for all students. This book features information about effective curricular and instructional practices, such as co-teaching and positive behavior supports.

It includes stories from students with disabilities and highlights the history of inclusive education.

For more info, go to ASCD.

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