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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... parents or grandparents attended Estelle. Our parents take pride in being involved in their children's school. We receive many requests from parents living outside of the attendance zone for their children vi FOREWORD TO THE THIRD EDITION.
... parents, and the school community by my words, gestures, and deeds. I start every day by telling our students that I love them. Parents are always welcome. Teachers know that I am here to remove any barriers that stand in their way of ...
... parents, engineers or supervisors, contenders or referees, and heroes or poets. As counselors/parents, principals add to personal growth and development with praise, advice, and affection. The nurturing function, according to Deal and ...
... parents, as Deal (1987) suggests, may appear a bit paternalistic to many teachers, thereby reducing teachers' stature. Even if Deal's analogy is scorned, his counsel nonetheless may be valid. We reiterate that in our data, praise is the ...
... parents and other teachers.” Finally, teachers reported that praise affected their support for principals. Some teachers acknowledged reciprocating: • “I praise him in return.” • “I'm quicker to support the principal.” Others ...
CHAPTER 8 POSITIVE USE OF FORMAL AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 9 MIRRORS TO THE POSSIBLE
CHAPTER 10 CONCLUSIONS CAVEATS AND CHALLENGES
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES