Five Critical Leadership Practices: The Secret to High-Performing Schools

1st Edition

Ruth C. Ash, Pat H. Hodge

Published January 21, 2016
Reference - 154 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138889255 - CAT# Y180815

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What are the critical practices of leaders in high-performing schools? Based on extensive observations, interviews, and in-depth case studies of principals and superintendents who significantly increase student learning and achievement, this exciting new book provides novice and veteran school leaders with the five critical steps for effective school leadership:

  1. Focus on Direction
  2. Build a Powerful Organization
  3. Ensure Student-Focused Vision and Action
  4. Give Life to Data
  5. Lead Learning

Rich with voices from highly effective leaders, this book provides an accessible, research-based framework for school improvement that is correlated with the field’s standards. The engaging case studies in this vital resource show the power of these five key critical practices to make a difference in the lives of students and transform schools to support learning for all.


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