- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Corwin; 1 edition (September 28, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1506337112
- ISBN-13: 978-1506337111
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Collaborative Leadership: Six Influences That Matter Most 1st Edition
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"Collaborative Leadership brings together the essence of how leaders maximize impact. DeWitt unpacks Hattie’s six leadership keys, adds his own considerable insights and makes the whole phenomenon of efficacious leadership come alive with vignettes, and ‘meet, model, and motivate’ ideas in each chapter. Above all, he makes it personal. Be a better leader, he urges, and then shows the way."
(Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus)
"Peter DeWitt's brilliant book is by a proven leader for other leaders. It shows that collaborative leadership means more than distributing responsibilities, including others in decision-making, or managing data teams. Collaborative Leadership is about working or laboring together to accomplish extraordinary things. It is about defining directions as a community and also implementing them to best effect. DeWitt is a hugely accomplished writer, stellar blogger on social media, and the most humble leader you could meet. You will be unable to put this truly inspiring and deeply practical book down." (Andy Hargreaves, Brennan Chair in Education)
Collaborative Leadership has confirmed a core truth in education: We must create an educational learning community grounded in trust and responsibility, not testing and accountability. DeWitt has provided a framework to challenge our current thinking, make us reflect, and perhaps even become a little uncomfortable with current practices as school leaders. He has challenged us to have higher expectations of ourselves and those around us—to work collaboratively, simultaneously building trust and responsibility between all stakeholders striving to reach shared goals.(Russell Quaglia 2016-03-02)
"To most educators, leadership books have about as much impact as the leaves that cover my lawn each fall. But Peter DeWitt’s advice in Collaborative Leadership is of hardier stuff. Like the leaf that clings to the tree long after the winter has arrived, this book will stay in readers’ thoughts and affect their actions for many seasons to come. DeWitt delivers a strong message on how to begin this necessary work, where to focus, and most importantly how you grow as a leader." (Raymond J. McNulty, Dean, School of Education)
"As I read Collaborative Leadership: Six Influences That Matter Most, I kept being reminded of the great quote by the late business guru Peter Drucker, 'If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.' Peter DeWitt has hit the mark; he teaches all of us how to truly take a deeper dive into the important aspects of collaborative leadership and provides a new model and pathway to get us there through proven influencers. His personal leadership journey, stories from the field and practitioner's lens breathes life into the ideas." (Dr. Steve Constantino, Speaker, Leader and Author)
"It is time we realized that the top-down model of leadership often guarantees failure in professional communities. Peter DeWitt offers us a way forward with a revolutionary new approach to leadership that recognizes that everyone’s brain is required for complex change—not just the brain of the “leader.” If you want to have an impact, you should study this book and put these ideas into practice as soon as you can." (Jim Knight, Author of Instructional Coaching and Director)
“This book is much more than about collaborative leadership. It feels collaborative for it has a generous and inclusive tone and is packed with the authentic voices and stories of students, parents, teachers, leaders and researchers. It provides a strong case for being collaborative and will inspire all who read it to reflect on their understanding of what it means to be a collaborative leader and on how they can increase their educational impact through greater collaboration.” (Viviane Robinson, Academic Director and Distinguished Professor)
"Peter DeWitt's comprehensive combination of Hattie's evidence, personal and practical experience, clear, useable frameworks and illuminating blogs and articles make the case for collaborative leadership a cause for immediate action." (Shirley Clarke, independent education consultant and Associate)
"In this compelling book on leadership, Peter DeWitt tackles comprehensive and convincing reasons for the need to be collaborative. He accompanies his reasons with recommendations that guide. Supported by valued research and accompanied by stories from leaders in the field, DeWitt pulls no punches. He shares, with honest reflection, his own experiences as he grew as a leader, writer, and professional developer. The stories and the research combine to deliver a book that informs and guides. It is the kind of book one keeps close after reading, a go-to as the reader develops themselves as a collaborative leader for this century." (Jill Berkowicz, Corwin Author & Education Week Blogger, Co-Author)
"Peter DeWitt's excellent book Collaborative Leadership builds bridges from evidence to practice, providing a wealth of ideas for developing a collaborative vision, strategy and frameworks for action. DeWitt presents real insight into the potential benefits of collaborative leadership, and this book should surely encourage its adoption. It might also encourage all educators to see the value of evidence based practice and to consider how we might gather, compare and act on our own evidence to improve student experience." (Gavin Dykes, Co-Founder and Chair)
"Teachers dream of having the type of principal described in Collaborative Leadership! DeWitt’s roadmap of Meet, Motivate, and Model, underpinned by an impressive research base, has the potential to transform relationships and collaboration between teachers and leaders, ultimately leading to an improved learning experience where the voices of all concerned are listened to and valued."
(Lisa Lande, Executive Director)
"Peter DeWitt is an experienced teacher and administrator. I recommend his book as a practical and informative resource for administrators at any point in their career. It is easy to read and utilize from day one. It is an essential handbook to keep on your desk." (Dr. Jo Moccia, Superintendent)
About the Author
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Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) taught for 11 years and was a school principal for 8 years. He runs workshops and provides keynotes focusing on collaborative leadership, fostering inclusive school climates, and connected learning.
Peter is a Visible Learning Trainer for John Hattie, Instructional Coach for Jim Knight, and Student Voice Advocate for Russ Quaglia working nationally and internationally. He is the Series Editor for the Connected Educator Series (Corwin Press) and the forthcoming Impact Leadership Series (Corwin Press).
His Finding Common Ground blog is published by Education Week and he is a freelance writer for Vanguard Magazine (SAANYS). He is the 2013 School Administrators Association of New York State's (SAANYS) Outstanding Educator of the Year, and the 2015 Bammy Award winner for Education Blogger of the Year (Academy of Education Arts & Sciences).
Peter’s first educational book, Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students was published in 2012, and was the topic of his doctoral dissertation. In 2013 Peter contributed a chapter to De-Testing and De-Grading Schools: Authentic Alternatives to Accountability and Standardization (Peter Lang, USA). His other books include: School Climate Change: How Do I Foster a Positive School Climate (ASCD 2014, co-authored with Sean Slade) and Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel (Corwin Press, 2014) Peter is the co-chair of the National School Climate Council. His articles have appeared in education journals at the state, national and international level. He has written for Principal Magazine, Education Week, Educational Leadership, The Huffington Post, PBS, ASCD Whole Child, Connected Principals, Smartblogs, and ASCD Express.
Peter has presented at forums, conferences, and panel discussions at state, national conferences and international conferences. Some of the highlights have been to present for the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP 2012, 2014, & 2015), the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD 2012, 2015, 2016), ICLE's Model Schools, Osiris World Conference in London, and he sat on a School Safety panel on NBC's Education Nation with Goldie Hawn and Hoda Kotb.
Peter has worked with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Education Association (NEA), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the National Association of School Psychologists, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the National School Climate Center, GLSEN, PBS, NBC, NPR, BAM Radio Network and ABCnews.com.
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