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Collaborative Leadership

Six Influences That Matter Most
By: Peter M. DeWitt

Foreword by John Hattie
Afterword by Russell Quaglia
A Joint Publication With Learning Forward

Painting a powerful scheme for collaborative leadership, this book will help you meet stakeholders where they are, motivate stakeholders to improve, and model how to do it.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506337111
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2016
  • Page Count: 232
  • Publication date: August 22, 2016

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Get the fuel you need to drive collaborative leadership in your school!

What type of leadership do you practice? If your answer is transformational or instructional, you’re not alone. Many of us rely on these tenets. But there are better advantages in applying a holistic angle including all stakeholders—an approach known as collaborative leadership.

Peter DeWitt unpacks six leadership factors in Collaborative Leadership, all framed through the lens of John Hattie’s research. Adding insight, practical experiences, and vignettes, DeWitt paints a powerful scheme: meet stakeholders where they are, motivate stakeholders to strive for improvement, model how to do it. The meet, motivate, model blueprint will inspire you to

  • Transform your leadership practice
  • Identify where you can make immediate changes
  • Build and empower your leadership team
  • Incorporate all stakeholders into the conversation

Designed to shape collective teacher efficacy and foster teacher voice, Collaborative Leadership will leave you motivated to work together.

Check out a special podcast on Collaborative Leadership from Peter DeWitt.



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Peter M. DeWitt

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is the founder and CEO of the Instructional Leadership Collective. He was a K-5 teacher for 11 years and a principal for 8 years. For the last 10 years, he has been facilitating professional learning nationally, and internationally, based on the content of many of his best-selling educational books.

DeWitt's professional learning relationships are a monthly hybrid approach that includes both coaching and the facilitating workshops on instructional leadership and collective efficacy.

Additionally, in the Summer of 2021, DeWitt created a year long on-demand, asynchronous coaching course through Thinkific where he has created a community of learners that include k-12 educators in leadership positions.

DeWitt's work has been adopted at the state level, university level, and he works with numerous school districts, school boards, regional networks, ministries of education around North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.K.

Peter writes the Finding Common Ground column for Education Week, which has been in circulation since 2011. In 2020 DeWitt co-created Education Week's A Seat At the Table where he moderates conversations with experts around the topics of race, gender, sexual orientation, research, trauma and many other educational topics.

Additionally, DeWitt is the Series Editor for the Connected Educator Series (Corwin Press) and the Impact Series (Corwin Press) that include books by Viviane Robinson, Andy Hargreaves, Pasi Sahlberg, Yong Zhao and Michael Fullan.

He is the 2013 School Administrators Association of New York State's (SAANYS) Outstanding Educator of the Year, and the 2015 Education Blogger of the Year (Academy of Education Arts & Sciences), and sits on numerous advisory boards.

Peter is the author, co-author or contributor of numerous books. Click on title to purchase. They include:
Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students (Corwin Press. 2012).

Flipping Leadership Doesn't Mean Reinventing the Wheel (Corwin Press. 2014)

Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most (Corwin Press/Learning Forward).

School Climate: Leading With Collective Teacher Efficacy (Corwin Press/ Ontario Principals Council. 2017).

Coach It Further: Using the Art of Coaching to Improve School Leadership (Corwin Press. 2018).

Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out Of Theory (Corwin Press. 2020).

Collective Leader Efficacy: Strengthening the Impact of Instructional Leadership Teams (Corwin Press. Learning Forward. 2021).

De-implementation: Creating the Space to Focus on What Works (Corwin Press. 2022).

Leading with Intention - Developing self-awareness to fostering an unreasonable human interconnectedness to impact the school community (co-authored with Michael Nelson. Corwin Press. 2024).

Peter's articles have appeared in educational research journals at the state, national and international level. His books have been translated into numerous languages.

Some of the organizations Peter has worked with are the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Learning Forward, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), University of Oklahoma, Cognition Education (New Zealand), Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), Victoria Department of Education (Australia), University of Rotterdam (Netherlands), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), the National Education Association (NEA), New Brunswick Teacher's Association (Canada), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Education Scotland (Scotland), Glasgow City Council (Scotland), Kuwait Technical College (Kuwait) the National Association of School Psychologists, ASCD, l’Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes (ADFO), the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO), and the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC), National School Climate Center, GLSEN, PBS, NPR, BAM Radio Network, ABC, and NBC's Education Nation.

Learn more about bringing Peter DeWitt to your school or district at petermdewitt.com

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Collaborative Leadership

What You Will Find in This Book

Why This Book?


About the Author

Chapter 1: What Do You Want to Be to Leadership?

What If You Could Be the Kind of Principal You Want to Be?

Motivating People to Be Their Best Every Day

What Is Collaborative Leadership?

Meet, Model, & Motivate

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

School Story—Many Hands Make Light Work

Meet, Model, & Motivate

Discussion Questions

Chapter 2: Instructional Leadership (.42)

What Do Instructional Leaders Do?

Collaborative Leadership: A Positive Effect on Learning

The Politics That Distract Us From Making Learning the Main Priority

Meet, Model, & Motivate

Flipping Our Focus to Learning

Student-Centered Leadership

Meet, Model, & Motivate

Discussion Questions

Chapter 3: Collective Teacher Efficacy (1.57)

To Be Effective, Teachers Need to Be Motivated

School Climate: The Plate Everything Lies On

Meet, Model, & Motivate

Enhance Communication to Promote Teacher Efficacy

Risk-Taking and Rule-Following: Finding the Balance

Within-School Variability

Fostering Teacher Voice to Increase Collaboration

Collective Teacher Efficacy

School Story—Teachers Need to Have a Voice, Too!

Meet, Model, & Motivate

Discussion Questions

Chapter 4: Assessment-Capable Learners (1.44)

Assessment-Capable Learners

Student Voice Needs to Come First

Inspiring Assessment-Capable Learning

Be More Than Visible

A Collaborative Leadership Mindframe

We Need Evidence to Collaborate Effectively

Meet, Model, & Motivate

Discussion Questions

Chapter 5: Professional Development (.51)

What Does Good Professional Development Look Like?

Flipped Faculty Meetings

Collaborative Leaders Debate, Dissect, and Discuss

The Core Business of Learning

School Story—Using Research to Engage All Stakeholders

Meet, Model, & Motivate

Discussion Questions

Chapter 6: Feedback (.75)

Feedback Is Complicated

Feedback to Move Learning Forward

One to Grow On

The Multiple Avenues of Effective Feedback

Teacher Observations: The Collaborative Approach

School Story—A New Collaboration

Meet, Model, & Motivate

Discussion Questions

Chapter 7: Family Engagement (.49)

Nurturing Family Engagement

Why Family Engagement Is Difficult

How We Communicate With Parents

Flipping Family Communications

The Partnership Approach

Branding Your School

School Story—Engaging Families at the High School Level

Meet, Model, & Motivate

Discussion Questions

Chapter 8—What Are Your Next Steps?

The Place to Start—Strengths

The Implementation Dip

Moving Forward by Discovering Your PLN

Don’t Negotiate or Regulate as Much as You Collaborate

Discussion Questions

Afterword—Russ Quaglia





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