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 am a leader, a transformational leader, who has the power to create a school climate that supports students, faculty, staff, parents, and the school community by my words, gestures, and deeds.
... whose goals and strategies of influence are inconsistent with school goals and teachers' professional norms and expectations. When teachers' and principals' purposes and strategies are incongruent, a climate is created that prevents ...
Since receiving a PhD in educational administration in 1987, she investigated school-level factors, particularly leadership and governance, ... or state funds to improve instruction, leadership, and climate in their schools.
Fueled by the effective schools research and school reform of the late 1970s and 1980s, the interest in ... that links school principals' actions—such as goal setting, evaluating, monitoring, and modeling—to instructional climate (i.e., ...
They found several behaviors, including communicating instructional goals, working to keep faculty morale high, and establishing an orderly environment, that enhance school climate. Other leadership behaviors—developing school goals, ...
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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