A downloadable copy of this list of recommendations is attached below.
Abplanalp, S. L. (2007). Breaking the low-achieving mindset: A S.M.A.R.T. journey of purposeful change. Madison, WI: Quality Leadership by Design.
Bernhardt, V.L. (1998). The school portfolio: A comprehensive framework for school improvement. (2nd ed.). Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.
Conzemius, A. (Winter 2000). Framework. Journal for Staff Development, 21(1).
O’Neill, J., & Conzemius, A. (1998). Creating meaning through measurement: How our school got SMART about accountability. [DVD-multimedia package]. Madison, WI: Quality Leadership by Design
O’Neill, J. (February 2000). SMART goals, SMART schools. Educational Leadership, 57(5).
Saphier, J., & D’Auria, J. (1993). How to bring vision to school improvement: Through core outcomes, commitments and beliefs. Acton, MA: Research for Better Teaching.
Sarason, S. B. (1993). The predictable failure of educational reform: Can we change course before it’s too late? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Schmoker, M. (1999). Results: The key to continuous school improvement. (2nd ed.) Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Teams and Teamwork
Conzemius, A., & O’Neill, J. (2002) The handbook for SMART school teams. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree (formerly National Education Service).
Francis, D., & Young, D. (1992). Improving work groups: A practical manual for team building. San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
Garmstom, R., & Wellman, B. (1999). The adaptive school: A sourcebook for developing collaborative groups. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gorden.
Harper, A., & Harper, B. (1992). Skill building for self-directed team members: A complete course. New York: MW Corporation.
Harington-Mackin, D. (1993). The team-building tool kit: Tips, tactics, and rules for effective workplace teams. New York: American Management Association.
Hirsch, S., Delehant,A., & Sparks, S. (1994). Keys to successful meetings. Oxford, OH: National Staff Development Council.
Peck, M. S. (1988). The different drum: Community making and peace. New York: Touchstone.
Phillips, S. L. (1989) The team building source book. San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
Robinson, R. (1995). An introduction to dynamics of group leadership and organizational change. West Bend, WI: Omnibook.
Scholtes, P. R., Joiner, B. L., & Streibel, B. J. (2003). The team handbook. (3rd ed.) Madison, WI: Oriel.
Bernhardt, V. L. (1998). Data analysis for comprehensive schoolwide improvement. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.
Holcombe, E. L. (2004). Getting excited about data: Combining people, passion, and proof to maximize student achievement. (2nd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
O’Neill, J. (Summer 2007) Accountability without fear: From wishful thinking to reality. Insight, 22(2)
Tufte, E. R. (1983). The visual display of quantitative information. Chesire, CT: Graphics Press.
Professional Development and Action Research
Caro-Bruce, C. (2000). Action research facilitator’s handbook. Oxford, OH: National Staff Development Council.
Hassel, E. (1999). Professional development: Learning from the best. A toolkit for schools and districts based on the national awards program for model professional development. Oak Brook, IL: North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.
National Staff Development Council. (Summer 1999). Journal of Staff Development, 20(3). [Journal theme: Powerful Designs: New Approaches to Professional Learning.]
Sagor, R. (2000). Guiding school improvement with action research. (4th ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
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