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The Resource Principal as Student Advocate, The : A Guide for Doing What's Best for All Students

Principal as Student Advocate, The : A Guide for Doing What's Best for All Students

Principal as Student Advocate, The : A Guide for Doing What's Best for All Students
Principal as Student Advocate, The
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A Guide for Doing What's Best for All Students
Help all students reach their full potential. Make the right decisions! This unique book offers practical tools and strategies to help you become a strong advocate for every student in your school. With real world examples and situations, this book will help you: Acquire skills to change your students' lives for the better -- and also reach district goals. Learn how to advocate for students even if it conflicts with district policy. Discover how to transform your staff so they will also serve as student advocates. Strengthen connections with parents to engage them with their child's education. Also included is how to be an advocate for special needs students. The book opens with a private self-assessment to help you discover where you are on the continuum of student advocacy. It then leads you through the steps to develop the traits of a skilled advocate for students. There are application exercises and numerous examples of what works. Supported by research references in every chapter, the book details a rich variety of interventions you and your staff can use on a daily basis. It focuses on curricular as well as co-curricular programs including subject-matter offerings, the fine arts, athletics, technical programs, clubs, recreational activities, and other programs. As the principal, it is your advocacy that will make a powerful, lifelong difference for all the students in your school. Also available - PowerPoint slides for in-service professional development or for principals who wish to discuss this topic with their staff
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  • Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Free Downloads -- About the Authors -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1 The School Principal as Student Advocate: What It Means -- Story of Clair -- Our Purposes -- Assessment of Your Student Advocacy Traits -- SAT Answers and Scoring Directions -- An Explanation of the Answers to the SAT Assessment -- Summary of Traits and Behaviors of the Principal Student Advocate -- What Student Advocacy Is Not -- Simulating Your Next Job Interview -- A Look Ahead -- Summary -- Application Exercises -- 2 Student Advocacy and the Inclusive School -- A Time for Reflection -- Story of Cheryl -- Advocacy -- Determining Why Schools Exist: A First Step Toward Beginning an Inclusive School -- Defining an Inclusive School -- The Successful Principal and the Inclusive School -- Effective Leadership of an Inclusive School -- The Importance of Vision -- The Tool of Mental Imagery -- The Importance of Passion -- A Culture of Inclusiveness -- The Courage to Be an Advocate for All Students -- A Case of Courage -- Summary -- Application Exercises -- 3 The Principal as an Advocate for Student Services -- A Principal's Thoughts -- First Impressions Make a Big Difference -- Shared Skills (Cross Training) -- Story of Juaneka: Making an Impression -- Attendance Coordinator: A Role Much Greater Than Mere Accounting -- Relevant Courses Support Student Achievement -- Relationships That Support Giftedness -- Failure Is Not an Option -- Family Focus for Advocating for Students -- Story of Mrs. Simpson: Advocacy Requires Both Time and Effort -- Interventions Fostering Student Success -- Story of Mr. Karsten: The Results of Advocacy Are Not Always Immediate -- Guidance Services: Advocating for Student Success -- Story of Miss Howard: Stepping Into the Shoes of Students in Need -- Rigor for All
  • Story of Mr. Brown: Creating Opportunities for All Students -- Expect the Unexpected -- Community Social Services -- Story of Mrs. Hampton: Things Do Not Always Go Smoothly -- Special Education and Students with Disabilities -- Story of Terrance: Advocacy Accentuates the Positive -- Summary -- Application Exercises -- 4 Creating an Environment for Teaching and Learning: The Student Advocate's Primary Challenge -- Creating an Environment for Teaching and Learning -- Organizing Chaos: The First Day of School -- School Effectiveness: Creating a Desired Environment for Learning -- A Safe School Environment: A High Priority for the Principal -- A Safe School Environment: Creating a Family Atmosphere -- Constructing an Orderly School Environment -- Characteristics of an Organized School -- The Principal's Role in Creating an Orderly Environment -- Collaboration -- Creating Opportunities Through Faculty Collaboration -- Dealing with Disruptive Behavior in a Safe, Orderly Environment -- Questions the Student Advocate Must Answer in Disciplinary Cases -- Scenario 1 -- Scenario 2 -- Recommending Long-Term Suspension or Expulsion -- Due Process for Students in Disciplinary Hearings -- Advocate Role of the School Principal -- Summary -- Application Exercises -- 5 Principal Student Advocacy and the Student with Disabilities -- Let's Set the Stage, with You in the Lead Role -- True or False? -- Check Your Results -- How Far We Have Come as Advocates for Students with Disabilities -- The Many Special-Education Programs and Activities in Schools -- Planning, Organizing, Implementing, and Evaluating Procedures -- 1. Search and Find Procedures -- 2. Screening Procedures -- 3. Review-Team Procedures -- 4. Implementation of the IEP -- Advocating for Special-Needs Students Through Policy Implementation -- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973-Section 504
  • The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 -- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Enacted in 1990 -- How the School Principal Serves as Student Advocate in Special-Education Programs -- Advocates Support Special Education -- Advocates Practice Continuous Self-Development -- Advocates Practice Collaboration -- How to Recognize a Principal Special Education Advocate -- The Effective Principal Student Advocate and Competency-Based Administration -- Select Special-Education Competencies of School Principals -- Snapshots of Student Advocacy in Practice -- The Student Advocacy Traits Post-Test -- Summary -- Application Exercises -- References
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