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4.  The Carrot Principle
Click here to purchase THE CARROT PRINCIPLE:
5.  Transforming Schools: Creating a Culture of Continuous
     Improvement
Click here to purchase TRANSFORMING SCHOOLS:
This latest hardcover edition of this great book will become available after April 7, 2009.  The book is discussed in Issue #2 of the newsletters published on the site www.SuccessInTeaching.info. It is based on a 10-year study of 200,000 managers and employees.  The principle explained and documented in the book applies to any organization - - the operation of an office or business, the operation of a school, or the operation of a classroom.  The 256 pages are filled with examples and with suggestions that certainly can be adapted to schools even though the study used primarily other kinds of organizations. 

You can go to Amazon.com now and look at the inside the book and read a publisher's review.  This is a very powerful book that can help any manager in a school or classroom provide sincere appreciation and recognition to staff members and/or students.
I believe it should be required reading by every educator.  Please consider the student example described in the newsletter mentioned above.  If you begin or already are using this principle in you life, it will have a tremendous positive impact on the working and learning climate.   

This 195 page paperback was published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) in May of 2004.  If you are an ASCD member, go to that fine organization's web site or book catalog.  Otherwise, the book is available on Amazon.com.

The book by Allison Zmuda, Robert Kuklis, and Everett Kline uses fictional dialogue in a school to illustrate the principles and issues that need to be considered in transforming a school into an organization of continuous improvement.  Having been involved in a school that accomplished such a transformation to a system of quality culture, I view this as a valuable resource for educators considering or implementing that type of total transformation.  Key questions at the end of each chapter help you to apply key concepts to your own school.  

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