The Brain and Strengths Based School Leadership
- Sheryl G. Feinstein - University of Nebraska, Kearney, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, University of South Dakota, USA
- Robert W. Kiner - Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Foreword by Jerry D. Weast
Leadership | Principal Mentoring, Induction & Coaching | School Counseling
Build on individual strengths for optimized leadership
Best-selling author Sheryl G. Feinstein demonstrates how educational leaders can apply a popular business prototype of leadership strengths and the latest brain research to lead effectively. Her new book, co-authored by veteran administrator and instructional leader Robert W. Kiner, outlines four leadership styles—executer, relationship builder, influencer, and strategic thinker—and shows how to recognize and capitalize on these styles in order to:
- Create a positive school culture
- Mentor and supervise teachers
- Keep track of standardized testing
- Foster community partnerships
- Use data to inform curriculum and instruction
The authors connect current cognitive research with the challenges of educational leadership, using vignettes and discussion questions to make clear the links between neural wiring, learning, and leading. Learn how to make the most of your own talents and also play to the strengths of everyone on your team.
"The authors help fill a void in recent work at the intersection of the brain sciences and education. The potential for neuro- and cognitive sciences to inform educators remains largely untapped. Principals and other school leaders should take a keen interest in the ideas set forth in this unique volume."