Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Passing the Principal TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781452286006
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 192
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Your guide to acing the TExEs exam This best-selling handbook is the definitive resource for prospective principals who want to boost student performance and demonstrate outstanding school leadership. Thoroughly updated to address the completely revamped TExES exam, this new edition details: The domains and competencies of successful school leadership The leadership philosophy on which TexES is constructed A sample test and important areas to focus on What to do in the weeks, days, and even the night before the test An extensive list of additional resources to supplement each domain



Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Passing the Principal TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 0761939865
Release 2003-08-11
Pages 144
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This definitive handbook to success on the Texas TExES certification exam for prospective principals masterfully highlights the key elements necessary to boost performance and enhance outstanding school leadership.



Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Passing the Principal TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781452285979
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 192
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Your guide to acing the TExEs exam This best-selling handbook is the definitive resource for prospective principals who want to boost student performance and demonstrate outstanding school leadership. Thoroughly updated to address the completely revamped TExES exam, this new edition details: The domains and competencies of successful school leadership The leadership philosophy on which TexES is constructed A sample test and important areas to focus on What to do in the weeks, days, and even the night before the test An extensive list of additional resources to supplement each domain



Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam

Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781412956192
Release 2009-11-24
Pages 216
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Elaine L. Wilmore guides superintendents in Texas and elsewhere through the certification test in Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam, the sequel to her best-selling Passing the Principal TExES Exam. This comprehensive resource is a must-have for anyone taking the superintendent TExES exam, but it will also be useful to others across the nation and around the world as the Texas standards are closely aligned with those of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). By breaking down the domains and competencies of the test into manageable components, Wilmore guides readers through personal success plans to superintendent certification.



Passing the Principal ExCET Exam

Passing the Principal ExCET Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 0761945601
Release 2001-12-05
Pages 144
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This definitive handbook to success on the Texas TExES certification exam for prospective principals masterfully highlights the key elements necessary to boost performance and enhance outstanding school leadership.



Passing the Special Education TExES Exam

Passing the Special Education TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781452285948
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 184
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Gain confidence, lower stress, and raise your TExES exam scores! In this artful guide, TExES test prep veteran Elaine Wilmore breaks down the EC-12 and Supplemental special education test so you can feel calm and confident on test day. Built on her successful test-prep training seminars, she shows how to think like the test was developed and covers: Each special education domain and competency Philosophies behind the test questions Teaching stories that improve answer recall Tips for analyzing test questions Ways to use key words and concepts to improve test results Techniques for in-state and out-of-state test takers



Oaxaca al Gusto

Oaxaca al Gusto Author Diana Kennedy
ISBN-10 9780292706637
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 481
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No one has done more to introduce the world to the authentic, flavorful cuisines of Mexico than Diana Kennedy. Acclaimed as the Julia Child of Mexican cooking, Kennedy has been an intrepid, indefatigable student of Mexican foodways for more than fifty years and has published several classic books on the subject, including The Cuisines of Mexico (now available in The Essential Cuisines of Mexico, a compilation of her first three books), The Art of Mexican Cooking, My Mexico, and From My Mexican Kitchen. Her uncompromising insistence on using the proper local ingredients and preparation techniques has taught generations of cooks how to prepare—and savor—the delicious, subtle, and varied tastes of Mexico. In Oaxaca al Gusto, Kennedy takes us on an amazing journey into one of the most outstanding and colorful cuisines in the world. The state of Oaxaca is one of the most diverse in Mexico, with many different cultural and linguistic groups, often living in areas difficult to access. Each group has its own distinctive cuisine, and Diana Kennedy has spent many years traveling the length and breadth of Oaxaca to record in words and photographs "these little-known foods, both wild and cultivated, the way they were prepared, and the part they play in the daily or festive life of the communities I visited." Oaxaca al Gusto is the fruit of these labors—and the culmination of Diana Kennedy's life's work. Organized by regions, Oaxaca al Gusto presents some three hundred recipes—most from home cooks—for traditional Oaxacan dishes. Kennedy accompanies each recipe with fascinating notes about the ingredients, cooking techniques, and the food's place in family and communal life. Lovely color photographs illustrate the food and its preparation. A special feature of the book is a chapter devoted to the three pillars of the Oaxacan regional cuisines—chocolate, corn, and chiles. Notes to the cook, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index complete the volume. An irreplaceable record of the infinite world of Oaxacan gastronomy, Oaxaca al Gusto belongs on the shelf of everyone who treasures the world's traditional regional cuisines.



Passing the PPR TExES Exam for EC 12 Teachers

Passing the PPR TExES Exam for EC  12 Teachers Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781412958448
Release 2010-11-04
Pages 121
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ôA timely and critically important guide focused on the competencies essential for teachers to enter the classroom and work with diverse students.öùPatrick M. Jenlink, Professor of Doctoral StudiesStephen F. Austin State University, TXôThe authors have created a comprehensive, upbeat, and positive step-by-step process on how to study for the TExES examùoffering real-life ideas that even a veteran teacher could use.öùDebra Hurst, ELL Kindergarten TeacherAustin Independent School District, TXAce the test, lower your stress, and achieve success!Best-selling author Elaine L. Wilmore and educator Amy Burkman bring extensive TExES exam-development and workshop-training experience to this comprehensive handbook. Written in a friendly and encouraging tone, the text helps aspiring teachers prepare for the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES Exam. The book details each of the learner-centered standards, domains, and competencies while addressing todayÆs hot topics of assessment, diversity, technology, family and student engagement, legal/ethical issues, and professional development. The authors also connect theory to practice with real-life examples that demonstrate the leadership philosophy behind the exam. Special features include:Test-taking tips and strategies that build confidence Practical application examples from each domain and area of competencyA fun ôOur Favoritesö section that develops critical thinking and synthesizes conceptsPractice ôdecision setsö with answers targeted to specific competenciesThis guidebook is more than the definitive roadmap to preparing for the PPR TExES exam. The authors give you indispensable keys to becoming a successful and world-changing teacher.



Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration

Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration Author David L. Gray
ISBN-10 9781452235974
Release 2007-01-18
Pages 224
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Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration: Addressing Challenges for Educational Leadership presents real problems that confront today's school leaders who must deal with issues of diversity, school improvement, and limited resources. Authors David L. Gray and Agnes E. Smith give prospective school leaders opportunities to resolve complex issues in K-12 school settings through reflective questions, activities, and authentic assessment tools for skill development.



Motivating and Inspiring Teachers

Motivating and Inspiring Teachers Author Todd Whitaker
ISBN-10 9781596671034
Release 2008
Pages 267
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Like the best-selling first edition, this book is filled with strategies to motivate your staff and maintain a high level of energy at your school. This guide will help all educators approach work every day in an enthusiastic, focused, and positive state of mind. This book will help you: -Motivate your faculty with the Friday Focus--a staff memo that works! -Understand the power of praise and how to best utilize it every day -Make sure staff meetings, teacher evaluation, and daily activities raise the energy level in your school -Maximize the holidays, open house nights, and other special events the make your staff feel special



The Principal as School Manager

The Principal as School Manager Author William L. Sharp
ISBN-10 9781610487702
Release 2012-11-03
Pages 264
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The Principal as School Manager offers advice on expectations and survival techniques to ensure the principal's longevity in the district. Like the previous editions, this book is an essential guide to practice and procedure. Its chapter on school legal issues will be especially useful for principals dealing with improper Internet usage, drug testing, and off-campus searches. Other chapters will explain the role of the assistant principal, the importance of maintaining safe schools in a climate of violence, and the relationship between the principal and the superintendent. This third edition contains new chapters and sections on managing the school curriculum, special education, classroom walk-throughs, creating a healthly school environment, and cyberbullying. Appropriate also for graduate courses on the principalship, educational administration, educational leadership, and personnel administration, The Principal as School Leader is the go-to guide for both novice and veteran school principals.



Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Passing the Principal TExES Exam Author Elaine L. Wilmore
ISBN-10 9781483319377
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 240
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The ultimate practice book—your secret weapon for the toughest test in Texas! This carefully curated collection of TExES practice tests, each field-tested for accuracy, is designed to show you where you need to improve—and how to do it to pass the TExES exam. Start by thinking like a test developer, learning the exam’s framework inside and out. Then move on to seven practice tests with answers, plus Rationales explaining why correct answers are correct Tables and figures geared for visual and kinesthetic learners “Important Points to Remember” at the end of each test Test-taking strategies Guidance for creating a personal success plan



Finding Your Leadership Focus

Finding Your Leadership Focus Author Douglas B. Reeves
ISBN-10 9780807771280
Release 2015-04-18
Pages 169
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In his new book, author and international keynoter Douglas Reeves addresses a major challenge faced by today’s school leaders: an ever-growing load of programs and initiatives. Reeves contends that program overload not only taxes leadership resources, but actually hurts rather than improves student performance. Drawing on recent research findings, this book shows how leaders can pare down from a proliferation of initiatives to determine what is truly most important based on their local concerns, challenges, populations, and other school factors. Identifying a specific set of leadership practices that are more strongly associated with improvements in student achievement, Reeves provides explicit guidelines for how school leaders can improve their most critical leadership decisions by simultaneously engaging in three essential strategies: monitoring teaching and leadership practices, building high degrees of efficacy among staff members, and focusing on a smaller number of priorities.Finding Your Leadership Focusis essential reading for new and veteran principals, teacher leaders, and PLC book study groups. Book Features: Practical guidance to help school leaders at every level to focus on what is most important and to assess their progress. Analysis correlating three years of student achievement data and specific school leadership practices. Online video conference support by Douglas Reeves for book study groups and graduate classes who use this book. Online downloads. Douglas B. Reevesis the founder of The Leadership and Learning Center, Englewood, Colorado. He was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education and received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “Finding Your Leadership Focuscould not have arrived at a more timely moment in the history of reform.... Doug Reeves’ conclusions and agenda for action are exactly what is needed.” —From the Foreword byMichael Fullan, professor emeritus, University of Toronto “If schools and districts model their improvement efforts on Doug Reeves’ sage advice, voluminous strategic plans will be scrapped, trees will be saved, educators will avoid the Law of Initiative Fatigue, and most importantly, students will learn at higher levels.” —Richard DuFour, educational author and consultant “This book is a masterful combination of research and practice, and Doug Reeves is one of the few people in the country who could have written it. He has added much-needed clarity to the process of leading in a way that directly results in enhanced student achievement.” —Robert J. Marzano, CEO, Marzano Research Laboratory



Life Would Be Easy If It Weren t for Other People

Life Would Be Easy If It Weren t for Other People Author Connie Podesta
ISBN-10 0803968655
Release 1999-04-27
Pages 200
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Since it is impossible to change difficult people, this book offers strategies that you can incorporate into your own behavior to make relationships work better immediately.



Standards based Leadership

Standards based Leadership Author Sandra Harris
ISBN-10 1578860415
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 129
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Provides a structure for learning and growth that connects theory with practice, whether the assistant principal is already 'on the job' or enrolled in a preparation program.



TExES 068 Complete Study Guide 2013

TExES 068   Complete Study Guide 2013 Author Dr. Vance Cortez-Rucker
ISBN-10 9781304162106
Release 2013-08
Pages 150
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Updated for 2013! This is the newly revised TExES 068: Principal Certification study guide. Designed by three industry leading educators with over 90 years of public education experience between them!



School Leader Internship

School Leader Internship Author Gary E. Martin
ISBN-10 9781317584049
Release 2016-06-17
Pages 218
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School Leader Internship, 4th Edition challenges school leader interns to build competencies in 52 leadership skill areas. This unique resource provides step-by-step guidance for interns, their supervisors, and their faculty on how to initiate an internship and evaluate interns' work. In this updated fourth edition, the content is organized around the latest National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (2015) and includes intern activities to develop skills in cross-content literacy, distributive leadership, equity in practice, professional learning communities, remediation strategies, school improvement planning, and special populations. This is a critical resource for leadership preparation programs nationwide and the thousands of school districts that support leadership candidates. Special Features include: Beyond the Standards provide further independent practice, reflection, and development for students in the areas of action research, ethical and critical reasoning, dispositions and interpersonal skills, new technologies, school partnerships, and social justice. Self, Peer, and Superior Assessments help students to plan according to individual need, experience, and goals. Internship Plans allow students to assess, analyze, and prepare draft internship plans. Interview Suggestions help students develop a network and gain insight into administrative and curricular responsibility. Professional Development Activities encourage students to analyze and evaluate their experiences and plan for the future. Projects allow students to synthesize their skills.