The Principal as a Learning-Leader

Motivating Students by Emphasizing Achievement

By (author) M. Scott Norton, Larry K. Kelly

Publication date:

03 December 2012

Length of book:

172 pages


R&L Education

ISBN-13: 9781610488068

Expanding a principal's formal education and training, The Principal as Learning-Leader is a administrator's guide to improving student achievement, showing practitioners how to focus on the individual academic performance of each and every student and to work with the school staff and community to develop a learning culture that supports student success.

Norton and Kelly show current principals how to assess their present behaviors relative to learning leadership. Providing a clear definition of learning leadership and identifying successful practices most commonly implemented by true learning leaders, this book features the administrative tools and accountability strategies that will allow principals to create a culture of learning leadership among all school personnel, which is key to engaging students, and the community, in the learning process.
As a Superintendent of a public school district, and having taught numerous graduate level classes in Educational Leadership, I find this book provides a roadmap for developing leadership traits and values. In the age of educational accountability this is a professional resource for those interested in building a learning culture.