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Educators, from novice to veteran, will all reap benefits from participating in this book study/field guide experience in an on-going professional development activity. This resource can be utilized and implemented in many different facets and scenarios. 

The following are a few examples of its implementation

(1) An independent professional development completed by oneself to improve his/her

leadership skills; 

(2) A small group, possibly a PLC, of colleagues who work together either in a grade level

or department/content area who want to improve leadership skills; 

(3) A group of novice administrators looking to improve his/her leadership skills; 

(4) A superintendent with a group of school site administrators who want to collectively

improve leadership skills; and 

(5) A literacy coach who is coaching to improve the leadership skills of a cadre of

teacher leaders. 

The following can be found in this resource of 50 pages

(1) A summary of the three fables; 

(2) An introduction of the entirety of the story/fable for the reader; 

(3) A character’s list for the reader; 

(4) Charts to complete that correspond to specified pages and activities; 

(5) Approximately 130 discussion questions to complete as the fables are read and

discussed in small group; 

(6) Fill-in-the-Blank statements that correspond to specified pages within the story; 

Activities to Complete Include the Following

(1) Activity 1: “Worthwhile Work” 

(2) Activity 2: “Meaningless Jobs” 

(3) Activity 3: “Commitment and Buy-In” 

(4) Activity 4: “Values vs. Goals” 

(5) Activity 5: “Hold or Roll” 

(6) Activity 6: “What’s Our Why?” 

(7) Activity 7: “What’s Your Mantra?” 

Additionally, there are 10 mini-posters to illustrate each of the three fables and utilize,

when needed, for small group discussion. 

Gung-Ho! as you all work through this professional development activity regarding

improving your leadership skills! 

Related Products Include:

(1) Professional Development Book Study: The Energy Bus Leadership Guide and Workbook 

(2) Professional Development Book Study: Are You Educating a Fish in a Tree? 

(3) Professional Development Book Study: Our Iceberg is Melting!