8 of the Best Books for Education Administrators
I have spent 18 years in the field of education, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I started out as a teacher, then I became a professor, then a department chair and finally, I spent 3 years as a dean of education. Of all of these experiences, my time as an educational administrator was the most challenging and rewarding period of my career, thus far.
I must admit, I had a cheat code of sorts. What do I mean? I read some of the most transformative books on education leadership, many of which were recommended to me by colleagues. Thanks, guys! Also, I was also fortunate enough to author a book on school leadership theories, which was a highly rewarding task.
In this article, I would like to share with you, the 8 best books for education administrators.
In this iconic book, Matthew Lynch discusses the ten leadership styles that have applications to the field of education. He contends that for a person to be an excellent educational administrator, they need each of these leadership styles in their repertoire, and must be able to use them at the right time. A must read.
A collection of anecdotes, strategies, and tips written by education administrators, for education administrators.
This book explains how principals have to take the lead in building a healthy school climate, for teachers and students alike.
A handbook on how educational leaders can motivate and inspire their teachers to be their best, who in turn, will help their students to be their best.
A must read for principals looking to turnaround failing schools. By using the strategies in this book, education leaders will see results in no time.
This book uses research and data to suggest evidence-based practices and strategies for education leaders.
A case-based look at what’s really going on in today’s classroom, and how we can use data to improve the U.S. education system. The author offers some personal insights into how we can take our schools from good to great.
This book endeavors to walk us through the in and outs of being an education administrator, and it certainly delivers.
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