Who Will Teach The Children? Recruiting, Retaining and Refreshing Highly Effective Educators

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Teachers and school administrators are leaving the field of education almost as quickly as Schools of Education are preparing them. According to research, 44% of educators leave the profession within five years raising the question of
Who Will Teach The Children?

The book will not only pose the question but also supply the answers to:

  • Why are educators leaving? (It’s not mainly about salary)
  • What, if anything, can be done to retain them?
  • How do we slow the educational exodus?
  • What states are most affected?
  • What subject areas face the greatest shortages?
  • What are schools and states doing to fill the void?
  • How do we create a globally competitive school system?

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Creating Safe Schools: A Guide for School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, and Parents

Students, parents, and school staff deserve a safe learning environment. Yet recent headlines of violence, bullying, and drug abuse have shown the vulnerability of schools. In this timely and important book, Franklin Schargel provides leaders, teachers, counselors, parents, and students with the necessary information to address and diminish safety problems in schools. Creating Safe Schools explores the background and data about the severity of safety issues facing schools today and also provides the strategies and tools to address them. Clearly organized according to issue, this book allows for easy reference and is packed with tools, activities, checklists, strategies, and tips. School violence takes a variety of forms so the book will deal with a number of school violence issues.

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Dropout Prevention Fieldbook

A book of action – tools, tips, worksheets, and checklists. There are 71 best practices from practitioners in the field to practitioners in the field. The book is designed to reduce your school’s dropout rate, help improve teaching and learning, and develop stronger relationships with parents and the community. This book showcases the collected efforts of dedicated educators from across the country, selected and presented by, Franklin Schargel. Easily indexed according to strategy, grade level, and job title, it allows for quick access to tools, tips, worksheets, and checklists including:

  • Graduation Credit Cards
  • Ninth-Grade Academies
  • Early Warning Signs Matrix
  • Deterring Truancy User-Guide
  • Student Action Plan Agreement
  • and more!

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The Dropout Prevention Fieldbook: Best Practices from the Field addresses a broad range of educational challenges, including school safety, cyberbullying, and poor attendance. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and special educators can use this book to predict and prevent student dropouts, improve the quality of their schools and raise student achievement.


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  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 15 Effective Strategies
  • Family Engagement
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Literacy Development
  • Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Service Learning
  • Alternative Schooling
  • After-School Opportunities
  • Professional Development
  • Educational Technology
  • Active Learning
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Systemic Renewal
  • School-Community Collaboration
  • Safe Learning Environments
  • Index By Strategy
  • Index By Grade Level
  • Index for Administrators
  • Index for Counselors
  • Index for Special Educators

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Schools Where Teachers Lead

Develop shared leadership and teacher leadership in your school with the real-world, on-the-job ideas in this book. Principals and other leaders will embrace the practical Lead Now and Do Now strategies as they improve their own skills and promote shared leadership among their staff.

Shared leadership is a process in which multiple staff members lead the learning within a school. With the knowledge that instructional leadership is the primary engine behind teacher effectiveness, the authors demonstrate how to support classroom practices that raise student achievement.

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Contents include:

  • The Foundation: Instructional Leadership -Developing Shared Leadership
  • Leadership: Does Anyone Ask the Teachers?
  • Sharing the Leadership with Teachers – Can You Get There?

When educators work together to improve instruction, they make a notable difference in the lives of students. This book offers strategies for incorporating shared instructional leadership into the structure of your school.

ISBN: 9781596671737
Authors: John S. Bell, Tony Thacker, Franklin P. Schargel
144 pages

162 Keys to School Success: Be the Best, Hire the Best, Train, Inspire and Retain the Best

Find out how to keep your best teachers on staff, and make sure your new teachers stay motivated beyond their first years on the job. In this book, leading educational consultant Franklin Schargel offers 162 easy-to-apply tips and strategies for principals and administrators looking to hire quality teachers, raise faculty job satisfaction, and hold onto their most effective staff members.

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Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning: What Successful Leaders Do


There are three things which will improve schools.  The first was addressed in our book, From At-Risk to Academic Excellence: What Successful Leaders Do. The second is the focus of this book, Creating School Cultures That Embrace Learning:  What Successful Leaders Do.

Some schools are hostile, some people would  say “toxic” to student learning, students, parents and staff.  We need to transform them into schools which embrace and develop supportive learning environments.
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152 Ways to Keep Students in School: Effective, Easy-to-Implement Tips for Teachers

This exciting book has been designed to provide field-tested ideas about working with at-risk students. Designed to be read and implemented quickly, these are concise snapshots of what educators can do to keep students from dropping out. You can apply these practical tips in your classroom today.
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From At-Risk to Academic Excellence: What Successful Leaders Do


This book brings together the wisdom and experience from over 50 schools that have been categorized as “high performing, high minority, high poverty.” It shows us how the leaders of those schools succeeded — in their own words.

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Best Practices to Help At-Risk Learners

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This book presents 46 research-based tools, worksheets, and resources which have been field-tested at schools and dropout prevention programs across the country. For teachers, administrators, counselors, and special educators who work with at-risk learners, it helps you apply the Fifteen Strategies identified by The National Dropout Prevention Center and Network at Clemson University.

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Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach to Dropout Prevention

Helping Students Graduate BookThis book describes the fifteen strategies identified through research reviewed by The National Dropout Prevention Center and Network at Clemson University. Each chapter in this book was written by a nationally recognized authority in that field.

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