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"School leaders will find many one-stop ideas that will help them innovate their school in practical, inexpensive ways."
"Future Ready touches on all the topics that are relevant to school leaders today. Bill Ziegler and Dave Ramage hit on those nagging obstacles we face as school leaders and provide real examples of school leaders that turned obstacles into opportunities to innovate an invigorate their students, staff, and community relationships. The solutions offered in this book are unique and replicable . . . The book challenges the status quo and pushes the reader to look at obstacles as an opportunity to innovate."
"This is School Leadership 101—a comprehensive view of current and evolving leadership practices in an era of shared leadership, social networking, and envisioning the future of public education."
"Are you looking for ideas on how to build a better school community where technology isn’t an outlier but part of the core conversation? Future Focused Leaders: Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Change by Bill Ziegler and Dave Ramage is the book for you. Through practical stories from practicing K-12 leaders around the country, to their Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate framework, you will walk away with a plethora of ideas and actionable steps to get those ideas started."
"Future Focused Leaders delivers on its promise to provoke a dialogue about meaningful change. Learn from leaders from every corner of the country, and hear how they are innovating to meet the needs of all students. This truly is a book about a better tomorrow, and how to get started today."
"As Bill Ziegler and Dave Ramage of this informative text note, “learning is the goal.” They relentlessly focus on that goal and demonstrate the ways in which school leaders can ensure that all students do, in fact, learn. Their work advances the equity agenda and contributes to the overall understanding about the ways in which school leaders can worker smarter, not harder. I appreciated the examples in this book that can be used to inform the practices of school leaders everywhere."
"In my own work I have come to the conclusion that the best ideas go from practice to theory. If you believe this, as I do, Future Focused Leadership is for you. Ziegler and Ramage have provided us with lots of ideas, stories and key takeaways from many practitioners who have done it, and reflected on what they have done. Be prepared to be a proactive consumer of the ideas in this book, and you will be amply rewarded."
"This project is a wonderful tool for a lead learner to develop skills for next level impact. These practical and powerful examples from #educhampions are powerful, practical, and will make a difference for students and staff in your school."
"The authors eloquently tell stories of educators in the trenches leading change, and enhance them with innovative resources. This book contains nuggets of information that are attainable for all of us, and will be a source of reference for me when setting goals. Ziegler and Ramage have produced a must read for all school leaders, and a reflective tool for leading and managing change."
"The educational world is filled with linear ideas, one size fits all best practices, and data driven theories that continue to persuade school leaders to ultimately create second rate replicas from the past. Thankfully, Future Focused Leaders, provides hope for all students, and leaders, who are strong enough to rise up against traditional silos. It showcases a diverse group of leaders that strive on practice over theory, from across the US with exponential ideas, while providing an abundance of strategies for others to follow to create schools of tomorrow."
"Equity, sustainable change, innovation, moving the deep-seated attitudes of a community - these are all matters of CULTURE. These issues transcend a single classroom. None of this stuff can take hold without principal leadership. Our work is so important, and it’s crucial that we get it right. This book provides practical inspiration for all future focused leaders."
"School and district administrators understand that the role of leadership has become more complex and changes rapidly in response to demands and expanding knowledge. A major role for school leaders is to harness the expertise in their schools to lead successful transformations.
"Future Focused Leaders is a fantastic resource for administrators at all levels of school leadership. The success stories lend themselves to change that can be made immediately to help students, staff, and communities. The Relate, Innovate and Invigorate framework is a wonderful model to enhance leadership capacity through activities that will move your school and district forward!"
"Bill and Dave capture the essence of school leadership bringing it to life through their voices and the dynamic, authentic actions of school leaders across the nations. School leadership is about passion, people, and communication. They bring these qualities to the forefront with practical, and replicable examples that make a difference in schools nationwide. Read this and prepare to “Relate, Innovate and Invigorate”, you will be the difference."
"What a smorgasbord of greatness! Bill & Dave will exceed your expectations in all they poured into this book… including their hearts. Dynamic and realistic tips with real examples and tools. I've not seen a more inclusive book!"
"The book Future Focused Leaders: Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Change by Bill Ziegler and Dave Ramage is a must have for all leaders and aspiring leaders. Bill and Dave frame their work in a way that makes it accessible to all readers because not only do they provide ideas and share their thinking but they also spotlight real life examples of things happening in schools across our country today! Bill and Dave speak to the importance of communication in leadership and how that impacts relationships, engagement, and overall success of the community.