In Battling the Hamster Wheel, author and school improvement consultant, Grace Sammon, takes a hard look at the state of high school reform, providing real-life stories from the field, educational research on schools, and effective organizational change strategies.
This book identifies the elements that keep us "running on the wheel". Most important, it provides the insights, strategies, research and humor to help schools "battle the wheel" and meet with success for themselves, their organizations, and their students. School leaders and change agents will learn how to:
o Refine their mission
o Develop strong leaders
o Focus on their own data
o Build a community that succeeds for students and staff alike
Also included is a built-in Book Study and Facilitation Guide for professional learning groups, book study groups, and professional development events.