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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Unfortunately, the relationship between school leadership and its effects on teachers and their work has not been explored fully in the educational literature. This literature tends to be quite abstract and often misses many of the ...
Chapter 8 considers the consequences of employing formal authority to ensure teacher compliance. ... even extraordinary, principals whose dynamic leadership has had remarkably positive effects on teachers and, we suspect, on students as ...
In fact, Leithwood, Louis, Anderson, and Wahlstrom (2004b) have determined that leadership effects on student learning are actually underestimated, with the total direct and indirect effects comprising about a quarter of total school ...
With regard to effects on teachers' commitment, involvement, and innovativeness, Sheppard (1996) learned that promoting teachers' professional development is the most influential leadership behavior at both the elementary and the high ...
Why then the discrepancy between what teachers perceive to be such a crucial role for principals and what school effectiveness and school effects researchers discuss as key correlates of leader effectiveness?
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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