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McEwan-Adkins, Elaine K. 1941-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 286 publications in 3 languages and 13,342 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB1573, 371.2012
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins
Teach them all to read : catching the kids who fall through the cracks by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, p, e, i, t
How to deal with parents who are angry, troubled, afraid, or just plain crazy by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotionally charged, often disgruntled, and occasionally abusive parents--sound familiar? The newly revised, second edition of Elaine McEwan's bestselling classic will help you manage your most difficult audience, adding several new features and examples that will give you the confidence and skills you need to handle such situations, including: Over two dozen strategies-enhanced and updated-to defuse emotionally charged parents An updated, easy-to-administer Healthy School Checklist to determine if your schools culture encourages parents or pushes them over the edge Fifty Ways to build parental support for your school. Ten Goals-at-a-Glance to help keep your school-community relations on target. A built-in facilitator guide-ideal for book groups and staff development, including energizers, suggestions for role-playing, think-alouds, and questions for reflection and discussion. Every educator will find invaluable strategies for handling angry and unresponsive parents and the critical issues that cause misunderstandings. Following McEwan's seven steps of effective problem-solving will help with quick solutions while creating a nurturing, healthy school environment. And in today's schools and a NCLB environment, developing a supportive parent-community relationship is essential to everyone's success
7 steps to effective instructional leadership by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Make a substantive impact on the lives of your students and your staff. This practical, hands-on guide can help you become more effective as an instructional leader. Here are research-backed activities to help you: establish and implement your instructional goals; be there for your staff; create a learning-oriented school culture and climate; communicate your school's vision and mission to staff and students; set high expectations for your staff; develop teacher leaders; and maintain a positive attitude toward students, staff, and parents." "Integrate these seven steps into your daily behavior. Chapters on each step include discussion and advice from instructional leaders, research data, and practical suggestions you can use right now in your own school."--Jacket
10 traits of highly effective teachers : how to hire, coach, and mentor successful teachers by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the qualities that yield exceptional performance and far-reaching success! In this quick-read resource for administrators and teachers, McEwan explores the ten characteristics that lead to success in the classroom, increased school morale, satisfied parents, and eager, high-achieving students. This user-friendly guide shares practical insights into these ten crucial traits through real-life examples, experiences, research, and personal reflections from students, parents, and educators at all levels
Making sense of research : what's good, what's not, and how to tell the difference by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book details how to evaluate research, from asking how it works to examining how it works, and whether it will work for others
Raising reading achievement in middle and high school : five simple-to-follow strategies for principals by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers five strategies to enhance reading achievement for administrators and principals in behalf of middle and high schools
Managing unmanageable students : practical solutions for administrators by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers positive and productive ways to deal with problem children, whether they are in elementary, middle, or high school. These students fall into the "unmanageable" category--those who take up the administrator's time, and undermine their effectiveness as an instructional leader. Chapters supply the tools needed to serve as a behavior-management consultant to the staff; help principals understand the relationship between effective instruction and student behavior; assist administrators in observing and counseling teachers in how to avoid no-win encounters with students; provide principals with the forms need for observing student behavior, completing a Functional Behavioral Assessment, and structuring workable interventions; unleash the power of school teams in managing unmanageable students; and increase effectiveness as an instructional leader. Appendices contain references tools for principals, teachers, and parents. (Dfr)
7 strategies of highly effective readers : using cognitive research to boost K-8 achievement by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You Do it: Students Work in Small Groups or IndividuallyTurn on Your Math CPU (Central Processing Unit): Grades 4-8; Description; Background Information; Anticipatory Set; I Do it: Modeling and Explaining the Strategy (Activity) for Students; We Do it: Further Explaining and Guided Practice; You Do it: Students Work in Small Groups or Individually; Add it up: Grades 3-8; Description; Background Information; Anticipatory Set; I Do it: Modeling and Explaining the Strategy (Activity) for Students; We Do it: Further Explaining and Guided Practice
10 traits of highly effective principals : from good to great performance by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, intended to be a hands-on guide and training tool, contains basic principles for new principals. Following an introduction, each of the book's 10 chapters focuses on one of the essential components of personal effectiveness. A highly effective principal is: (1) a communicator; (2) an educator; (3) an envisioner; (4) a facilitator; (5) a change master; (6) a culture builder; (7) an activator; (8) a producer; (9) a character builder; and (10) a contributor. Each chapter contains vignettes describing highly effective principals, true stories of principals on each of the 10 traits; a set of behaviors and habits, or benchmarks, for each of the traits; ideas, reflections, and advice regarding each of the traits in the words of more than 30 highly effective principals; and thoughts, epigrams, and aphorisms from a wide variety of noted thinkers, theorists, and philosophers regarding the 10 traits. Also included is a checklist of the nearly 100 benchmarks that define the 10 traits and a facilitator's guide for those who may want to use the book in professional development workshops or education courses. (Wfa)
How to deal with teachers who are angry, troubled, exhausted, or just plain confused by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource offers case studies from principals who have successfully managed dysfunctional and low-performing teachers, scripts for achieving effective communication, and a culture-builder's toolkit with exercises and assessments
Leading your team to excellence : how to make quality decisions by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Site-based management is a concept whose time has come. This book was designed to introduce the concept of teaming, elaborate the decision-making process, and describe the skills and processes needed for a variety of decision-making situations. Chapter 1 introduces the concept of teaming and discusses the decision-making process in depth. Chapters 2 through 9 describe eight different types of team activities in which groups may engage over the course of their working life together. The second chapter discusses building and sharing values. The third chapter covers team building and offers a variety of activities designed to help a team build trust and teamwork. Activities to develop creativity and new ideas are described in chapter 4. Chapter 5 discusses ways in which groups can share critical information with one another and with the larger audiences they may be representing. Chapters 6 through 9 introduce strategies for problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, and goal setting and planning. (Contains 14 figures, an index, various samples of worksheets, and 73 references.) (Lmi)
How to survive and thrive in the first three weeks of school by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's Ahead?Chapter 1 - Creating Spaces for Teaching and Learning; The Challenges of Creating a Supportive Learning Environment; How to Allocate, Arrange, and Use Classroom Space; How, Where, and with Whom Your Students Sit; The First Decision: Arranging Your Furniture; The Second Decision: Developing Your Default Seating Plan; The Third Decision: The Placement of Individual Students; With-it Teachers' Roundtable: Classroom Seating; What's Ahead?; Chapter 2 - Creating Walls That Work; With-it Teachers Roundtable: Using Your Walls Wisely
Counseling tips for elementary school principals by Jeffrey A Kottler( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book suggests that a crucial part of becoming an effective instructional leader is the development of positive relationships with students, staff, and parents. The principal's mission, need for counseling skills, and roles as facilitator and manager are discussed. Life inside the school involves being able to quickly assess many types of problems and determine what referral should be made. Critical signs and brief information are provided on 14 groups of mental health disorders. The process of helping, specifically an integrative approach to counseling, and the applications of helping skills by principals are discussed. The skills of helping, such as listening, empathic resonance, questioning, reflecting feelings, goal setting, problem solving, reframing, cognitive restructuring, confrontation, and encouragement are discussed. Process-oriented helping strategies for use with groups of children and adults, and skills for use in parent conferences including "ways to be" and "things to do" are presented. "Consulting Effectively with Other Professionals" covers the skills of consulting and using consultants. This book can be used as a resource text within a training program for principals or for professional development. (Emk)
The principal's guide to raising reading achievement by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author begins by explaining why most students can't read as well as they should. She shows you changes you can make right away to start raising your students' reading levels. McEwan summarizes the debate between phonics and whole language advocates and helps you understand how a balanced approach can work for your students. McEwan offers the kind of practical guidance you need to start a productive reading improvement program in your school. You'll discover the best ways to get buy-in from your teachers and how you can build their enthusiasm and continual support. You'll learn methods for involving your students' families, along with the greater community, as you begin to work toward your crucial shared goal of boosting students' reading levels
The principal's guide to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elaine McEwan has a good-news message: Students with ADHD can succeed at home, in school, and in the community. Here is what you need to know about ADHD in order to make sure your school's ADHD students get the kind of assistance they need to flourish. The author starts with an overview, describing likely symptoms and answering commonly asked questions about the disorder. You'll learn what ADHD is, what causes it, and how it is treated; how to tell when a student has ADHD; how to develop programs that help students and fit legal requirements; which ideas, strategies, and services will maximize your students' learning; and how to make positive, productive connections with your ADHD students' families
10 traits of highly effective schools : raising the achievement bar for all students by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring helpful tools, authentic examples, teacher reflections, and more, this resource identifies the critical attributes of schools that enable all students to attain academic excellence
40 ways to support struggling readers in content classrooms, grades 6-12 by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides 40 research-based methods with suggestions for easy implementation to help struggling readers, and features three tables of contents (traditional, topical, and problem-solving) formatted for quick reference. --From publisher's description
Attention deficit disorder : helpful, practical information : a guide for parents & educators by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20 literacy strategies to meet the common core : increasing rigor in middle & high school classrooms by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the advent of the Common Core State Standards and high expectations with regard to content literacy, some secondary teachers are scrambling for what to do and how to do it. This book provides an accessible plan for implementing content literacy and offers 20 research-based literacy strategies designed to help students meet those standards and become expert readers
Collaborative teacher literacy teams, K-6 : connecting professional growth to student achievement by Elaine K McEwan-Adkins( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With all the different components of literacy, planning and delivering effective literacy instruction can be overwhelming. Explore the work of collaborative literacy teams from their formation to the employment of successful student-focused strategies. Find professional growth units in each chapter that provide educators with the opportunity to discuss key concepts, self-reflect, and remain focused on student achievement. Benefits: Engage in deep discussion, reflection, and research-proven instructional techniques with team jumping-off points; Review literacy instruction exemplars to enhance understanding of best practices; Learn how to use educational tools including rubrics, graphic organizers, and goal charts; Explore 20 professional growth units, each including an Essential Question, Advance Organizer, Read to Understand and Remember, Cognitive Processing Activity, and Achievement Connection
 
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Teach them all to read : catching the kids who fall through the cracks
Alternative Names
Adkins, Elaine K. McEwan-

Adkins, Elaine K. McEwan- 1941-

MacEwan-Adkins, Elaine K., 1941-

MacEwan, Elaine K.

MacEwan, Elaine K. 1941-

McEwan-Adkins, Elaine K.

McEwan, Elaine K.

McEwan, Elaine K. 1941-

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English (156)

Polish (4)

German (1)

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How to deal with parents who are angry, troubled, afraid, or just plain crazy7 steps to effective instructional leadership10 traits of highly effective teachers : how to hire, coach, and mentor successful teachersMaking sense of research : what's good, what's not, and how to tell the differenceRaising reading achievement in middle and high school : five simple-to-follow strategies for principalsManaging unmanageable students : practical solutions for administrators7 strategies of highly effective readers : using cognitive research to boost K-8 achievement10 traits of highly effective principals : from good to great performance