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(Second edition) This publication looks at state and local efforts to change teacher compensation and considers these questions: Are teachers paid equitably for what they do? Should pay increases be based on seniority, skill level or student achievement? Does increased compensation motivate teachers and improve schools? A must-read for everyone concerned with teacher pay and school reform. A Corwin Press publication available through OSBA.


Executive CEOs require the management and executive skills to meet complex issues of budgets, personnel, information technologies, product accountability and competition. Superintendents require many of the same skills to effectively manage their districts. This publication from Corwin Press and the American Association of School Administrators identifies the knowledge and skills needed by current and aspiring school district administrators to become high-performing CEOs of their districts and schools.


How many times have you wished for the right words to inspire, persuade or challenge your peers, students or yourself? Enhance your speeches, proposals and presentations — and enrich your days — with this unique collection of thoughts from widely recognized leaders in educational theory and practice. A Corwin Press publication available through OSBA.


This hard-hitting, no-nonsense advice on school board leadership capitalizes on hands-on experience working with hundreds of board members and superintendents over the past quarter century. It is a practical, survive-and-thrive book that will help school district leaders — board members, superintendents and senior administrators — learn to work together successfully in these extraordinarily challenging times.


This publication describes how the superintendent can wear the “chief partnership officer” hat while leading and managing a board-superintendent program. Special attention is paid to such crucial partnership building concepts as: empowering the board; building board member ownership of their governing work; making governing work easier and more fun; and involving senior administrators in providing executive support to the board.


Handle unhappy parents diplomatically with help from this helpful, quick-read resource. Acquire the skills to disarm emotionally charged behavior and defuse out-of-control parents. A Corwin Press publication available through OSBA.


(Third edition) Tap your greatest leadership potential and quickly get on track to meeting today's complicated challenges. These short, inspiration-infused nuggets of actionable advice provide a path to get you there. This updated Corwin Press publication includes first-hand insights to proven leadership best practices that inspire, challenge and instruct, and up-to-date research on creative solutions to leadership challenges. Build trust, spark innovation and learn what it realy takes to support a community of learners and leaders.


What are powerful proven ways to motivate or engage staff in your organization?
How can you envision and create the culture you want for success?
Why do stories and illustrations connect so easily and memorably to others to make points?

These are just some of the topics Jim Mahoney addresses in To Lead Is To Teach. His aphorisms, anecdotes, stories, and examples come from his real world experience and the research of current thinkers on selected topics. Forever a teacher, To Lead Is To Teach is a reminder that good teaching and effective leading are interchangeable. It is hard to separate the two and after each chapter, the reader is presented with the Mahoney Three—quick applications that any practitioner can use immediately in their classroom or organization.