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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I'm not sure he does this consciously . . . it's just the way he is. He has good interpersonal skills, and that probably carries him a long way and is responsible for his effectiveness. I feel good, inspired, motivated.
Many reported that positive reinforcement left them feeling “encouraged,” “appreciated,” and “recognized”: The ... She makes me feel that what I do is appreciated, and these actions give me positive thoughts about the principal .
When I feel that what I do is noticed and appreciated, I have a better feeling about my job and try to do a better job. —A middle school teacher Maslow (1970) describes five levels of needs in humans: (1) basic physiological needs, ...
We have suggested that some educators—teachers and principals—may feel uncomfortable with this strategy. Still, we cannot deny its potency. We have gathered substantial evidence of the positive effects of praise on both attitudes and ...
Teachers reported knowing how their principals feel about their work from comments the principals made to others. Although perhaps not intended as a means of influence, teachers did learn of these remarks to others and were impressed by ...
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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