Book Title: Ten Lessons in Leadership and Learning: An Educator's Journey
Author: John D'Auria
This book presents a powerful conceptual model and a robust tool kit for leaders to develop a culture of continual improvement for educators and students.
In Ten Lessons, D'Auria provides the following:
- An analysis of the underlying factors that encourage adults in a school community to strive for greatness and inspire their students to achieve high standards
- A sensible and inspirational framework for 21st century leadership.
- An examination of the obstacles that often block progress and collegial learning, and a description of the skills and knowledge necessary to overcome them.
- Insights into the invisible yet critical skills necessary to effectively lead today's schools culled from his forty years of experience as a teacher, counselor, principal, and superintendent
Here is a sampling of what others are saying about this book.
"John D'Auria illustrates how a positive culture emerges when teachers and leaders have a growth mindset, vital core values, productive meetings, and high quality relationships." (Dorsey Yearley, Executive Director, EDCO Collaborative, Massachusetts)
"I loved D'Auria's emphasis on the importance of those things that are not measured by test scores and yet are real and significant in the lives of children..." (Suzanne Maxey, Principal, T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, Virginia)
"This book provides ideas to ponder that will stretch school and district leaders beyond their experience and push their expectations for their school community." (Janice Jackson, Senior Associate, Executive Education Leadership Program, Harvard University)
"Our schools need educators who understand the issues raised regarding core values, emotional intelligence, and transforming difficult conversations. I recommend this book for all superintendents and principals who seek to become enlightened leaders." (Tom Scott, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents)