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Quantum Learning & Instructional Leadership in Practice
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Quantum Learning & Instructional Leadership in Practice


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Instructional Leadership

October 2006 | 232 pages | Corwin

Take your leadership style to a whole new level!

"Very powerful and user-friendly. If this book is carefully and intentionally implemented in schools, student performance will improve and principals and teachers can help eliminate achievement gaps."

-Steve Hutton, Educational Consultant
Villa Hills, KY

Even the best principals and teachers need additional inspiration and energy to motivate students and even themselves. This inspiring handbook guides principals and teachers in upgrading their performance in the classroom and schoolwide. Using evidence-based strategies, John Parks Le Tellier provides a catalog of practiced "moves" to help create an empowering classroom climate, reinforce content, and increase or sustain motivation.

Le Tellier offers four connections to becoming a highly effective leader. The Context Connection creates the "moves" to establish empowering classroom context; the Cognitive Connection updates educators on the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience; the Character Connection establishes character education's importance to leadership practice; and the Classroom Connection develops strategies for accelerating learning, strengthening classroom management, and upgrading energy. Each chapter includes Leadership Notes that show you how specific moves can be used for Leadership initiatives. Learn to:

  • Improve teaching effectiveness
  • Improve student motivation
  • Strengthen student character
  • Implement and support leadership in the classroom
  • Renew teachers' energy and passion for their profession

 
About the Author
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
1. Leadership and Motivation
Leadership  
Motivation and Self-Discipline  
Durable Motivation  
The Light of Leadership  
Four Leadership Connections  
Resources  
 
2. The Context Connection Part I
Context  
Staying Resourceful  
Systemic and Personal Victories  
Importance of Teaching  
The Main Event  
Law of Source and Resource  
The Law and the Main Event  
Two Important Connections  
A Giving Profession  
Positive Self-Coaching  
Catalog of Educational Moves  
Leadership Notes  
Resources  
 
3. The Cognitive Connection
Overview  
Brainwave States  
Picturing and Comprehension  
Brain Plasticity  
The Synapse  
Hebb’s Postulate  
Memory  
Emotion  
The Adolescent Brain  
Environment  
Catalog of Educational Moves  
Leadership Notes  
Resources  
 
4. The Context Connection Part II
Changing Context  
Establishing Rapport  
Environment  
Catalog of Educational Moves  
Leadership Notes  
Resources  
 
5. The Character Connection
The Line  
Success Principles  
The Gold Coin of Respect  
Gems of Excellence  
Catalog of Educational Moves  
Leadership Notes  
 
6. The Classroom Connection
The Connected Quartet  
ALERT  
State Management  
AGES  
Implementation of Moves  
Catalog of Educational Moves  
Leadership Notes  
Resources  
Teacher Resources for Chapter Six  
 
Resource A: Useful Diagrams of the Brain
 
Resource B: Teaching Resources for Chapter Six
Brain Preferences Survey Modality Indicator  
Brain Preferences Survey Modality Data Sheet  
Brain Preferences Survey Style Indicator  
Brain Preferences Survey Style Data Sheet  
Brain Preferences Profile  
Brain Preferences Survey Preference Descriptors  
Brain Preferences Survey Student Preferences  
Brain Preferences Survey Teacher Preferences  
Brain Preferences Survey Parent Preferences  
Brain Preferences Survey Learning Methods Preferences  
PAGES Teacher Notes  
 
References
 
Index

"With the more recent emphasis on brain research and how it can be applied realistically in the classroom, this author provides very specific and clear 'moves' as well as very useful tools. A most definite contribution to the field of education."

Kenneth Killian, Assistant Professor
School of Education, Vanguard University of Southern California

"This book is the quintessential school improvement manual. The information is very powerful and user-friendly. If the information in this book is carefully and intentionally implemented in schools, student achievement will increase and principals and teachers can help eliminate achievement gaps."

Steve Hutton, Educational Consultant

"Partly a recitation of teacher and leadership strategies, partly a collection of motivational activity how-tos for teachers and principals, and partly a review of current brain research applied to learning."

PsycCRITIQUES, October 2007, Vol. 52(40)

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