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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Positive Use of Formal Authority 9. Mirrors to the Possible 10. Conclusions, Caveats, and Challenges Resource: Research Methods and Procedures References Index vi ix xii xiv 10 22 37 57 67 80 92 103 117 130 134 147 Foreword to the Third ...
Principals face overwhelming demands for their time, and their formal authority is limited. Teachers, therefore, may choose to disregard school principals whose goals and strategies of influence are inconsistent with school goals and ...
Chapter 8 considers the consequences of employing formal authority to ensure teacher compliance. In Chapter 9, the significance of three personality characteristics (consideration, optimism, and honesty) and two strategies (modeling and ...
In this group of studies, principal effectiveness has been associated with the use of positive forms of influence with teachers rather than formal authority. Isherwood (1973) found that principals who demonstrate charisma, expertise, ...
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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