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Recommendations by the CT PIRC Staff:
True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.
Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Involvement
Authors: Kathy B. Grant & Julie A. Ray
Filled with practical suggestions and reflective opportunities, Home, School, and Community Collaboration uses the culturally responsive family support model to prepare readers to work with children from diverse families. This text includes contributions from 24 experts in the field in addressing the issues in family involvement that today's teachers are likely to encounter.
Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms
Every day, idioms bring color to our speech. Since they don't really mean what they say, idioms can stump even the native English-speaker. Explanations for, and origins of, more than 700 everyday American idioms, complete with kid-friendly sample sentences.