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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Leaders aren't born, they are made—and they are made just like anything else, through hard work. ... Unfortunately, the relationship between school leadership and its effects on teachers and their work has not been explored fully in the ...
Teachers, therefore, may choose to disregard school principals whose goals and strategies of influence are inconsistent ... of teacher motivation and commitment) that effective leadership can have for them and, indirectly, for students.
ways principals involve teachers in instructional and noninstructional decisions. ... the final chapter, challenges the reader to consider the applicability of the leadership strategies discussed herein for school restructuring.
Since receiving his PhD in 1980 from Syracuse University, his research has focused on school reform, transformational leadership, the micropolitics of education, principal-teacher relationships, and the work lives of teachers.
Peggy C. Kirby is former Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations and University Research Professor and Endowed Professor for School Improvement at the University of New Orleans, where she taught graduate courses in research ...
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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