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We have to talk: a step-by-step checklist for difficult conversations

Ringer, J

Strategies and structure for new principals to plan and execute difficult conversations.

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Nine principals share their successful strategies for school leadership

Cummins, H J

Elementary school principals from challenging schools put the five practices for effective principals into action.

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School leadership in action: principal practices

The Wallace Foundation

Watch these principals use the five practices of effective school leadership to improve teaching and learning in their classrooms.

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The big rocks: priority management for principals

Marshall, K

A former principal sets a challenge: work out which two or three priorities are the highest in your school, create measureable goals, and pursue them with determination.

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Working productively with difficult and resistant staff 

Eller, JF; Eller, SA

Strategies for working with difficult and resistant staff members.

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New Leaders for New Schools: Taking Up the Challenge of Urban Schools

Fenton, B

Practices, structures, and attitudes that are helping a number of challenging urban schools foster higher student achievement.

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A vision has to be a living thing

National College for Teaching and Leadership

A school vision allows leaders to keep an eye on the big picture and ensure that each day is progress towards achieving that vision.

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Leadership Scenarios

AITSL

Videos, guidebooks and related resources to understand and tackle four common challenges encountered by new principals..

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There are lows, of course, but you’ve got to try headship to know how good it can be

Barton, G 

Head teacher Geoff Barton explores the ups and downs of leadership and encourages others to take on the challenge.

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