Bringing Out the Best in Teachers: What Effective Principals Do
"Reading this book is like having a conversation with several great colleagues sharing their ideas and expertise. The ideas and suggestions are clear, relevant, and doable. This book is inspiring!"
Teachers reveal how principals can empower them to perform their best!
What strategies do great principals use to influence teachers, students, and classroom instruction? This best-selling book by Joseph Blase and Peggy C. Kirby, now in its third edition, provides the answers from the teachers themselves.
New material in this revised edition compares the authors′ original research findings with recent literature on transformational leadership, school productivity, and adult learning, as well as the ISLLC and ELCC standards. Such comparisons underscore the continued timeliness and timelessness of this teacher′s-eye view of effective school leadership. The book offers strategies and related practices that allow leaders to
Ideal for experienced or aspiring school principals, this enlightening and compact resource provides invaluable perspectives on how to motivate and inspire classroom teachers.
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To the teachers who participated in the study on which this book is based, to the outstanding principals they described, and to Dale and Evan for their patience. BringingOutthe Best in Teachers What Effective Principals Do Joseph Blase.
Principals' goals in using the strategies and the specific consequences for teachers are fully described. ... In Chapter 1, we present a brief overview of research on the principalship and a description of the research methods employed.
(1985) at the University of Oregon described effective principal behaviors and linked them to the characteristics of effective schools. These authors noted, for instance, that principals who provide extra academic work for outstanding ...
(See the Resource starting on page 130 for a full description of the research problem, sample, and procedures.) ... we must emphasize that effective and open principals used most of the strategies described throughout this book.
In addition to oral praise, the principals described in our study wrote brief notes to individual teachers. After observing classes, many principals left short notes of praise on teachers' desks. Others placed complimentary notes in the ...
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CHAPTER 8 POSITIVE USE OF FORMAL AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 9 MIRRORS TO THE POSSIBLE
CHAPTER 10 CONCLUSIONS CAVEATS AND CHALLENGES
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES