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Section 7: Preparation Resources
Principal as Instructional Leader (268)

The list of resources is intended to supplement the curriculum, materials, and experiences provided to candidates by preparation programs.

The resources provide tools to help preparation programs and candidates understand the focus of the Principal as Instructional Leader examination (268).

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of resources for educational leadership preparation. Rather, the list is representative of sources that contain key concepts and best practices that are incorporated throughout the Principal as Instructional Leader examination (268).

Domain I—School Culture

  1. Aguilar, Elena. The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2013.
  2. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention Resource Center, After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, 2011.
  3. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improved Instruction. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
  4. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  5. Desravines, Jean, Jaime Aquino, and Benjamin Fenton. Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools. Jossey-Bass, 2016.
  6. Dufour, Richard, Marzano, R. Leaders of Learning: How Districts, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Solution Tree Press, 2011.
  7. Glickman, Carl D., Gordon, S., Ross-Gordon, J. Supervision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach. 10th ed., Pearson Education, Inc., 2018.
  8. Lemov, Doug. Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College. Jossey-Bass, 2015.
  9. Love, Nancy B., Katherine E. Stiles, Susan E. Mundry, and Kathryn DiRanna, editors. The Data Coach's Guide to Improving Learning for All Students: Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry. Corwin Press, 2008.
  10. Patterson, Kerry, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High. 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2012.
  11. Stone, Douglass, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. 10th anniversary ed., Penguin Books, 2010.
  12. TNTP. The Irreplaceables: Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America's Urban Schools. www.tntp.org, 2012.
  13. Texas Education Agency. Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System (T–TESS), 2016.
  14. Texas Education Agency. Texas Principal Evaluation & Support System (T–PESS), 2016.

Domain II—Leading Learning

  1. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improved Instruction. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
  2. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching Teachers. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
  3. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  4. Desravines, Jean, Jaime Aquino, and Benjamin Fenton. Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools. Jossey-Bass, 2016.
  5. Dufour, Richard, Marzano, R. Leaders of Learning: How Districts, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Solution Tree Press, 2011.
  6. Frontier, Tony, and James Rickabaugh. Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School. Alexandria: ASCD, 2014.
  7. Glickman, Carl D., Gordon, S., Ross-Gordon, J. Supervision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach. 10th ed., Pearson Education, Inc., 2018.
  8. Lemov, Doug. Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College. Jossey-Bass, 2015.
  9. Love, Nancy B., Katherine E. Stiles, Susan E. Mundry, and Kathryn DiRanna, editors. The Data Coach's Guide to Improving Learning for All Students: Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry. Corwin Press, 2008.
  10. Marshall, Kim. Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap. 2nd ed., Jossey-Bass, 2013.
  11. Marzano, Robert. The New Art and Science of Teaching. The Solution Tree Press, 2017.
  12. Texas Education Agency. Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System (T–TESS), 2016.
  13. Texas Education Agency. Texas Principal Evaluation & Support System (T–PESS), 2016.
  14. Texas Education Agency and Region 20. ELPS Instructional Tools: A Language Development Process for Beginning and Intermediate ELLs, 2012.
  15. Villegas, Ana María, and Tamara Lucas. Educating Culturally Responsive Teachers: A Coherent Approach. State University of New York Press, 2002.
  16. Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units. Pearson Education, Inc., 2014.

Domain III—Human Capital

  1. Aguilar, Elena. The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  2. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improved Instruction. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
  3. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching Teachers. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
  4. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  5. Boogren, Tina, Marzano, R. Supporting Beginning Teachers. Marzano Research, 2015.
  6. Desravines, Jean, Jaime Aquino, and Benjamin Fenton. Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools. Jossey-Bass, 2016.
  7. Dufour, Richard, Marzano, R. Leaders of Learning: How Districts, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Solution Tree Press, 2011.
  8. Frontier, Tony, and James Rickabaugh. Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School. Alexandria: ASCD, 2014.
  9. Glickman, Carl D., Gordon, S., Ross-Gordon, J. Supervision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach. 10th ed., Pearson Education, Inc., 2018.
  10. Knight, Jim. The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching. Corwin, 2017.
  11. Love, Nancy B., Katherine E. Stiles, Susan E. Mundry, and Kathryn DiRanna, editors. The Data Coach's Guide to Improving Learning for All Students: Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry. Corwin Press, 2008.
  12. Marshall, Kim. Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap. 2nd ed., Jossey-Bass, 2013.
  13. Patterson, Kerry, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High. 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2012.
  14. TNTP. Teacher Talent Toolbox. Design Effective Demo Lessons. www.tntp.org (Retrieved April 2018).
  15. TNTP. The Irreplaceables: Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America's Urban Schools. www.tntp.org, 2012.
  16. TNTP. The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About our Quest for Teacher Development. www.tntp.org, 2015.
  17. Texas Education Agency. The Texas Rural Schools Task Force Report: Elevating Support for Texas Rural and Small Schools, 2017.
  18. Texas Education Agency. Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System (T–TESS), 2016.
  19. Texas Education Agency. Texas Principal Evaluation & Support System (T–PESS), 2016.

Domain IV—Executive Leadership

  1. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  2. Desravines, Jean, Jaime Aquino, and Benjamin Fenton. Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools. Jossey-Bass, 2016.
  3. Dufour, Richard, Marzano, R. Leaders of Learning: How Districts, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Solution Tree Press, 2011.
  4. Hiatt, Jeffrey M. ADKAR: A Model for Change in Business, Government and Community: How to Implement Successful Change in Our Personal Lives and Professional Careers. Fort Collins: Prosci Learning Center Publications, 2006.
  5. Kotter, John P. Leading Change. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
  6. Marshall, Kim. Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap. 2nd ed., Jossey-Bass, 2013.
  7. Patterson, Kerry, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High. 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2012.
  8. Stone, Douglass, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. 10th anniversary ed., Penguin Books, 2010.
  9. Texas Education Agency. The Texas Rural Schools Task Force Report: Elevating Support for Texas Rural and Small Schools, 2017.
  10. Texas Education Agency. Texas Principal Evaluation & Support System (T–PESS), 2016.

Domain V—Strategic Operations

  1. Aguilar, Elena. The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
  2. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention Resource Center. After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, 2011.
  3. Bambrick-Santoyo, Paul. Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improved Instruction. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
  4. Desravines, Jean, Jaime Aquino, and Benjamin Fenton. Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools. Jossey-Bass, 2016.
  5. Dufour, Richard, Marzano, R. Leaders of Learning: How Districts, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Solution Tree Press, 2011.
  6. Frontier, Tony, and James Rickabaugh. Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School. Alexandria: ASCD, 2014.
  7. Jackson, Yvette, McDermott, V. Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership. ASCD, 2012.
  8. Marshall, Kim. Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap. 2nd ed., Jossey-Bass, 2013.
  9. Texas Education Agency. Texas Principal Evaluation & Support System (T–PESS), 2016.

Domain VI—Ethics, Equity, and Diversity

  1. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention Resource Center. After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, 2011.
  2. Campos, David, Delgado, R., Soto-Huerta, M. Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners. ASCD, 2011.
  3. Desravines, Jean, Jaime Aquino, and Benjamin Fenton. Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools. Jossey-Bass, 2016.
  4. Gay, Geneva, Banks, J. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice. Teachers College, Columbia University, 2010.
  5. Jackson, Yvette, McDermott, V. Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership. ASCD, 2012.
  6. Marzano, Robert. The New Art and Science of Teaching. The Solution Tree Press, 2017.
  7. Texas Education Agency and the Legal Framework Project. Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process, April 2016.
  8. Texas Education Agency. The Texas Rural Schools Task Force Report: Elevating Support for Texas Rural and Small Schools, 2017.
  9. Texas Education Agency. Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System (T–TESS), 2016.
  10. Texas Education Agency and Region 20. ELPS Instructional Tools: A Language Development Process for Beginning and Intermediate ELLs, 2012.
  11. Villegas, Ana María, and Tamara Lucas. Educating Culturally Responsive Teachers: A Coherent Approach. State University of New York Press, 2002.

Websites

  1. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). www.ascd.org.
  2. EC–3 Leadership. www.naesp.org/prek3-leadership.
  3. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). www.nces.ed.gov.
  4. Texas Constitution and Statutes. www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us.
  5. Texas Equity Toolkit. www.texasequitytoolkit.org.
  6. Texas Response to Intervention (RtI). www.tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=2147500224.
  7. The Wallace Foundation. www.wallacefoundation.org.
  8. TNTP. www.tntp.org.

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