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More from my bookshelf – November 2020 The list this month touches on equity, history, and lots of leadership. Equity Caste (Oprah’s Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson  | Sold by: Random House LLC  | Aug 4, 2020 Compares “caste” in India, the U.S., and Nazi Germany – noting the parallels and unpacking what it is and…

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The Power of a Positive Team

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Excerpts from The Power of a Positive Team: Proven Principles and Practices That Make Great Teams Great We are better together. No one creates success alone. We all need a team to be successful. Those are the opening words in The Power of a Positive Team by Jon Gordon. Jon is a great storyteller, and…

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Just Schools – a review

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A Review – Just Schools: building equitable collaborations with families and communities Author: Ann M. Ishimaru, Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at the University of Washington College of Education. Equitable Collaboration To oversimplify, parent collaboration improves school climate, equity, sustainability, and achievement. Chicago schools with high levels of collaboration were 6 to…

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More Books and Lessons to Lead By

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More from my bookshelf – October 2020 Looking Ahead: A shorter list this month that touches on marketing, history, and equity, along with values and virtues.  Hopeful ideas to lead by.  I’ll spare you the political exposés and thrillers. And a bonus section, Lessons to Lead By, from Robert Iger’s book, Ride of a Lifetime.…

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Review: Opportunity for ALL

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Bookshelf  Review of:  Opportunity for ALL: a framework for quality and equality in education By Jennifer A. O’Day and Marshall S. Smith. I was eager to read this book These authors were instrumental in state reform movements 30 years ago and I wanted to know what they had learned since then.  It turns out they…

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More books … leadership, equity, district improvement …

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More from my bookshelf More books: District improvement, equity biography, leadership, history, & human spirit – with brief comments on each: District Improvement: How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education By Arne Duncan Former Secretary of Education tells well the story of improving…

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Review – Years That Matter Most

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Review … The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us By Paul Tough https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LC92MH2/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 Getting into, affording, and completing college has become a full-time professional contact sport. You snooze, you lose. Big data, popularized by the book Moneyball, transformed much of professional sports. Now, no surprise, colleges use big data to decide…

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More Books

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More … from my bookshelf Some binge reading this month: three books on the American Revolution; three books by John Kotter; some racial justice reading and some beach reads. Each with a brief note about what I found compelling. EQUITY How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi  | Aug 13, 2019 Compelling book about racism that…

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More to read … Equity … and Crisis Leadership

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More … to Read THREE timely sections of great reads this month: Current Books ♦ Equity ♦ Crisis Leadership. A brief note about what I found compelling in each. CURRENT Reads:                                     Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done by Charlie Gilkey  | 2019 How to ideas on setting up projects.  No more than 5 big…

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Leadership Language

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Review of: Leadership is Language: The hidden power of what you say … and what you don’t … by L. David Marquet Navy Captain Marquet (author) took his submarine, the Santa Fe, from worst to first – in both performance and morale.  “This did not happen,” he says,”because I leaned harder on the officers and crew. …

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