This new book, The Inner Principal: Reflections on Educational Leadership includes remarkably candid reflections by one of the most consequential school leaders of the past 50 years.
Author David Loader invented 1:1 computing in schools, pioneered coding across the curriculum, and a whole lot more. As a principal, he was awarded Australia's highest civilian honor, the Order of Australia. As an educator, David Loader takes his role as a public intellectual seriously, never shying away from a principled fight on behalf of students and teachers. In his book, The Inner Principal: Reflections on Educational Leadership, David takes the reader on a journey through the heart and mind of a leader. Introspective and warm, thoughtful and imaginative, this book will provide insight and lessons for school leaders around the world.
In The Inner Principal: Reflections on Educational Leadership, veteran principal David Loader takes the reader on a journey through the heart and mind of a leader. Introspective and warm, thoughtful and imaginative, this timeless classic will provide insight and lessons for school leaders around the world. David Loader is the rare mix of charismatic leader, tireless advocate for children, clever entrepreneur, courageous social commentator, and deeply reflective practitioner – all in the person of a veteran school principal. The Inner Principal shares his innermost thoughts and conflicts so that leaders may think more deeply about their own thinking. His remarkable accomplishments, including pioneering 1:1 computing, laptops for student learning, coding across the curriculum, and other innovations will inspire education leaders worldwide.
"David Loader's journey to realize his greatest potential as a school leader is one that every educator is well advised to read and reflect on. In this deeply personal, moving account, he captures the many important and complex parts of building and leading a school community and culture that puts children at the center, and forces us all consider what schools might become and, importantly what they ought to be." - Will Richardson - Author of "Why School?" and Co-Founder of ModernLearners.com
Rarely has a book on innovative education leadership been more personal or candid. Read the inner thoughts of perhaps the most consequential school leader of the past 50 years.
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