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Lead others.

(through)

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The cult classic that's changing schools
from the inside.

1/6
 

"Heavy bars"

Chris Emdin, Columbia University professor, founder of #HipHopEd,
and NY Times best-selling author of Ratchedemic

"Desperately needed in education...
Otherful is nonstop takeaways, action plans, and fun"

Greg Rosenbaum, head of SXSWEDU

"I LOVE this book!"

Esther Wojcicki, teacher, journalist,
and author of NY Times best-seller How to Raise Successful People

"...AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK helping administrators... Kleba and O'Hara's book could sit comfortably on a business bookcase under leadership development."

review, Getting Smart

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 otherful (adj).

 

 - a leader who spots greatness in other people

 - a school leadership style that sees

  •      teachers want to be helped, not "fixed"

  •      leaders can't do a darn thing alone

  •      how others understand things isn’t an obstacle; it's a resource

spot (v).

- to recognize, witness

- to support, like in weight

       lifting or a trust fall

 A book of essays to read together

perfect for college admin classes and leadership PD

 

we're the problem

Our blindspots hobble our ability to lead, forcing others to work around us. Instead, we need to ask others to teach us what we aren't seeing.

we can't make anyone do anything

Teachers don't work hard on something they aren't invested in. Neither do we. But when we share our power, we trade control for influence.

OUR VULNERABILITY MAKES the team 
STRONGer

Stop being afraid of mistakes. When we fail out loud & humbly learn, our whole school grows more resilient & courageous.

CULTURE EATS CURRICULUM FOR BREAKFAST

We can handle our teachers as prize stallions or pack mules. Guess which one gets better results, chief?

Otherful reviews from teachers & administrators 

"the most readable & helpful ed leadership book that I’ve ever read"

"this book changed by my life. no joke."

"seriously, EVERY administrator & teacher in the country

should read this book"

"funny, raw, real, & actually usable"

"OTHERFUL could be the beginning of a movement"

 
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#1 New Release 

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available in paperback or Kindle FROM AMAZON

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coauthors

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mike kleba 

is a public high school English teacher & theatre director with more than 20 years in the classroom. An artist & entrepreneur, he has been invited to speak about leadership around the country and the globe. He holds degrees from Villanova University & Duquesne University.

the teacher

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the administrator

Ryan O'Hara, Ed.d. 

is a middle school principal. Before moving into educational leadership, he taught high school and middle school English for 10 years. He holds degrees from St. John's University, Stony Brook University, Long Island University, & Hofstra University.

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