Take your school to the next level! Are achievement scores seemingly stuck at your school? Are your teachers working hard but getting nowhere? This practical handbook of leadership advice shows how you can break through barriers of achievement and lead your staff toward even greater heights. Grounded in Candi McKay's research-proven process for instructional leadership, You Don't Have to Be Bad to Get Better makes collaborating with staff the basis for increasing teacher-and student-success. School leaders at all levels will develop: A deep understanding of how to immerse yourself in the everyday happenings of your school A workable plan for guiding teachers in their professional growth Collaboration techniques to ensure all your staff is "on the same page" Leadership skills vital to improving the quality of teaching Research shows that the most important factor in student achievement is the quality of the teacher in the classroom. Bring out the best in your teachers through strong instructional leadership and watch student achievement soar!