Praise for The Principal
"At a time when the role of school leader is simultaneously vital to the success of teachers and students and yet at its most complex, Fullan offers a new view. In the way that only Fullan can--sensibly, with slight irreverence, and ahead of the curve--he challenges us to think about the principalship as not only 'realistically doable, ' but scalable: music to those of us who want to see students perform to greater heights and teachers given the support they need to be their best."
--Vicki Phillips, Director of Education, College Ready, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
"Principals are being called upon to serve as instructional leaders who supervise and evaluate teachers into better performance, one at a time. Fullan reveals this strategy for what it is--'a bloody disaster.' He redefines the principalship and provides the specific, high-leverage steps leaders can take to improve their schools. This should be required reading for all principals and those interested in improving education."
--Richard DuFour, education author and consultant
"Fullan has done it again! The Principal has reignited my passion for education the way the What's Worth Fighting For trilogy did twenty-five years ago. This book takes the principal into a wonderful new space with insights and tools to lead learning--never more crucial than now."
--Avis Glaze, Edu-quest International Incorporated; former Chief Student Achievement Officer of Ontario
"Fullan challenges the status quo and opens up a new and exciting future by systematically laying out what truly effective principals should do to have maximum impact on learning, and on the system as a whole."
--Margery Evans, chief executive officer, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Melbourneshow more