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Enlightened Leadership for Challenging Times                                                  
Joseph W. Hoff 

This book consists of timely, field-tested and practical content for both school and district administrative leaders. This leadership development resource book contains a blend of how-to’s, innovative practice, suggestions for training and self-growth, and a healthy dose of inspiration for leaders. The author’s objective is for the reader to realize a more complete understanding of what techniques leaders might consider and apply to enhance their leadership effectiveness. Enlightened Leadership is a great resource for leaders who wish to create and support organizations that are both forward-moving and success-oriented in this most challenging of times.      

Dr. Hoff is a former award-winning school principal and assistant superintendent of instruction.  He is an internationally acclaimed staff and leadership developer.

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Offers 30% Discount To Members
AASA and Rowman & Littlefield have been co-publishing cutting edge books for today’s school administrators for more than fifteen years. Learn about a new discount AASA members can enjoy. 

Creating a Culture of LearningCreating a Culture of Learning

 Moving Towards Student-Centered Learning
Glenn Meeks
Special of the month: AASA Members get 30% discount. Request the discount code here. 

Creating a Culture of Learning
is an internal strategic planning process facilitating movement toward district wide student-centered learning. The “Best Practice” subjects discussed during the planning process, and covered herein, are specifically selected to focus attention on their district and where on the continuum of the practice does their district currently stand. It then develops goals and strategies designed to “help things go right.”
   Price: $39.00 paper

book-Governing-at-the-top-small.jpgGoverning at the Top: Building a Board-Superintendent Strategic Governing Team
Doug Eadie
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Register for the webinar with author of this book.

This new book is both a powerful addition to the K-12 governance literature and a practical guidebook for school board members, superintendents, and senior administrators. Opening with a crystal-clear, eminently practical definition of the work of governing that goes well-beyond the outdated notion of “policy making,” this exciting new book then takes a close look at the key elements involved in building the kind of rock-solid board-superintendent governing partnership that these changing, challenging times demand. After describing the critical role of a “board-savvy” superintendent in the governing partnership, Doug examines in detail how board-superintendent teams can go about developing the board’s governing “architecture” (the board’s governing role, its members, and its committee structure), mapping out processes for active board member engagement in governing work, and keeping the board-superintendent working relationship healthy. 


The Self in Schooling: Theory and Practice: How to Create Happy, Healthy, Flourishing Children in the 21stbook cover Century
Henry G. Brzycki

Education leaders need to be visionary in order to meet the changing needs of the 21st century student. This award winning book presents a new paradigm that represents the needs of our 21st century society and our children – their emotional, psychological, and physical well-being needs.

Emerging best practices that will support this new 21st century model include: personalized learning, self across the curriculum (SAC), the Integrated Self or iSelf model, competency-based real-world learning, and integration of mental health with schooling practice partnerships, among others. Noted educator and thought leader Brzycki inspires hope for impacting the tragic mental and physical well-being issues so prominent and troubling in our time. He offers a breakthrough model for transforming people’s lives, counseling best practices, teaching and learning best practices, and our society.

AASA Members get a 20% discount off the $34.95 cover price. Bulk purchases of 10 or more copies will be available to AASA Members at a 45% discount. Request the special discount code here.E-books are also available.


21-trends-thumbnail.jpgTwenty-One Trends for the 21st Century: Out of the Trenches and into the Future
Gary Marx 
AASA members get 25% discount.  Request the discount code here.

Noted futurist and scholar Gary Marx gets to the root of the forces reshaping society today. Whether it’s shifting demographics, emerging technologies, environmental challenges, or innovations in the way we learn and lead, the world is changing faster and more dramatically now than at any time in history. This go-to guide offers a detailed framework to anticipate and understand the most pressing challenges in education.
   Price: $32.50 paperback; $24.99 e-book 



Why Social Media Matters

Why Social Media Matters
School Communication in the Digital Age

Solution Tree
Kitty Porterfield & Meg Carnes
Here’s everything you need to know to begin building a social media platform that nurtures relationships and garners support from your key stakeholders, including step-by-step instructions on how to use three of today's most popular tools for social media: Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. Written by two school communication veterans, this book focuses on the why as well as the how of effective school-community communication in today’s world.
    Price: $19.95 paper

The Urgency of Special Education Mandates
Helping Administrators Meet Accountability Benchmarks
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Peter J. Bittel and Nicholas P. Young
Seasoned educators share their expertise in a wide range of important subjects that collectively promote an understanding of how to transform special education programs and service delivery in public school settings. The authors cover a variety of useful topics in special education, ranging from finances, monitoring the assignment of paraprofessionals, and transportation, to legal considerations and methods of promoting parent engagement.
    Price: $45.00 hardback; $23.95 paperback; $22.99 eBook


Moving into the Superintendency
How to Succeed in Making the Transition
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Thomas A. Kersten
This book provides novice superintendents with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their new roles. Thomas Kersten, a highly experienced school administrator, shares the most practical and useful strategies that will help new superintendents optimize their early successes.
    Price: $22.95 paperback; @21.99 eBook

An Agenda for Equity
Responding to the Needs of Diverse Learners
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Searetha Smith-Collins
Using Response to Intervention as an innovative model, An Agenda for Equity analyzes the ability of recent educational reforms for increasing enduring, equitable effectiveness and improving conditions for teaching and learning for both teachers and students.
    Price: $70.00 hardback; $25.95 paperback; $24.99 eBook


Shaping Social Justice Leadership
Insights of Women Educators Worldwide
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Linda L. Lyman; Jane Strachan and Angeliki Lazaridou
Shaping Social Justice Leadership: Insights of Women Educators Worldwide contains evocative portraits of twenty-three women educators and leaders from around the world whose actions are shaping social justice leadership. Each carefully crafted portrait highlights an aspect of a chapter theme, followed by practical insights. The chapters develop a range of cultural comparisons, illustrate imperatives for social justice leadership, and examine values, skills, resilience, leadership pathways and actions.
    Price: $90.00 hardback; $34.95 paperback; $33.99 eBook


Curing Student Underachievement
Clinical Practice for School Leaders
Rowman & Littlefield
Philip Esbrandt and Bruce Hayes
The authors find that clinical practice identifies the root causes rather than the symptoms of problems, focusing valuable time, resource, and energy on prescriptions with greater promise for improved performance health. The concepts of diagnosis, prescription, and prognosis establish a foundation for improved planning and problem solving. This book introduces practicing leaders and leaders-in-training to the protocols of clinical practice.
    Price: $75.00 hardback; $36.95 paperback; $35.99 eBook





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