Book Review: "Leading for Results Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Relationships in Schools"

Posted By: Daniel Gallagher AASPA Blog ,

"A timely read of school administrators leading districts in uncharted times, Leading for Results Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Relationships in Schools by Dennis Sparks has practical reflection and action tools for school leaders to build better and stronger relationships with staff."

As a school district administrator, I am constantly looking to learn and improve to be a better leader for my staff and students. Dennis Sparks' belief in transforming beliefs and assumptions to create a stream of continuous actions that changes habits and practices for learning ours through sustained attention, study and action. He gives a step by step guide to actionable reflection of assumptions, understandings, and actions throughout the book to be used in a practical way during the school year. Considering the stress of COVID-19, virtual learning and a return to in-person schooling, helping staff deal with mental health issues and anxiety issues are paramount. This book transforming relationship can help every administrator with their own staff to build stronger and deeper relationships.

Leading for Results Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Relationships in Schools is a great read for all administrators and front-line supervisors. The book provides practical tips that can be implemented immediately regarding leading and developing relationships, professional development, teaching, and learning in any environment.