"The principles and ideas presented are not just for school improvement. Many of the materials can be used for an entire gamut of situations. There is something for everyone."
—Lyndon Oswald, Principal
Sandcreek Middle School, Idaho Falls, ID
"The book deals with a time-sensitive and time-intensive topic, and its worth will be known only when it is purchased and used by serious educational entities."
—Lori Grossman, Instructional Coordinator for Professional Development Services
Houston Independent School District, TX
Facilitate change in schools with this innovative shared leadership approach!
In today's world of increased accountability, the need for effective and dramatic school change is stronger than ever. Continuous school improvement requires a collaborative team approach—one where educators focus on student learning and achievement, promote shared decision making, and communicate visible achievements to students, teachers, and parents.
This updated edition of Twelve Roles of Facilitators for School Change shows education leaders how they can become powerful agents of school reform. Advocating a transformational vision of leadership and learning, the author outlines 12 essential roles on the leadership team and provides practical tools for individuals in each role to use in facilitating the change process. This easy-to-use, research-based volume guides principals, superintendents, staff developers, and other leaders through the four main functions of effective facilitators:
- Leading the collaboration and change process
- Providing skills training
- Acting as a resource consultant
- Motivating and energizing the group
By following the clear, step-by-step directions in this book, educators at all levels will learn to facilitate and embrace change, leading to higher student engagement and achievement!