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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and found it to include very practical information. It is a book that should be read by any educator looking for ways to inspire students, teachers, staff, parents and the community. Each chapter or "hack" provides such insight, practical information, advice and great quotes, making it hard to stop reading the book and wanting to learn and do more. I am motivated to learn more ways to build relationships, provide opportunities for students to collaborate, to have choices, and the book offers relevant, meaningful, authentic experiences and advice for the reader. For anyone wanting to make changes in the classroom or school, the book leads you step by step through the process, provides support and encouragement through the shared stories and successes and failures of Joe and Tony. The real life examples they provide make this a powerful book. I recommend it for anyone looking to bring about some positive changes in the classroom and school.
I am in total agreement with all of the other 5 star reviews of this book. Hacking Leadership is a quick read full of many simple, practical, and useful ideas that leaders can use within their schools. Joe and Tony weave their real life experiences and ideas into each of the chapters and give you straightforward steps that you can take to strengthen your overall school community.
As a building leader, I am always looking for ways to personally improve in order to strengthen the culture of my school and create more involvement from my staff, student, and parent community. After reading this book, I have several ideas that I can begin working on for the benefit of student learning. I'm so glad that I took the time to read it and would highly recommend it to others.
As a school superintendent, I'm always looking for the next great book study for our administration team and this one did not disappoint. It's an easy read and every chapter has practical "what to do tomorrow" strategies that are easy to implement but offer high-impact. The conclusion, "Be Like Water," was inspiring and memorable. I definitely recommend this to any school administrator who wants to build relationships with staff and students and to remove any barriers for school success.