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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Their conclusions regarding the importance of a range of informal principal behaviors are consistent with the teachers' data we discuss in this book. They write: Our results indicate that many of the important instructional leadership ...
Studies of principal influence have shown how important informal power is to working effectively with teachers. Treslan and Ryan (1986) learned that teachers are much more responsive to principals' influence attempts based on human ...
Unfortunately, the same barriers that inhibit teacher interaction also limit teacheradministrator communication. With many teachers to observe, each in a different enclosed location, even informal assessments of teacher performance are ...
Informal verbal compliments are commonplace; one teacher called them “one-minute praises.” Another noted the deliberate effort of his principal to praise teachers: “She catches me doing something right and says so.
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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