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.
On both counts, it is hoped that this book will be a relief. Bringing Out the Best in Teachers is based on an in-depth study of the everyday strategies that effective school principals use to influence, motivate, and empower teachers ...
principals influence them and exactly how such influence affects their teaching and, more generally, their work with students ... Teachers, therefore, may choose to disregard school principals whose goals and strategies of influence are ...
However, with few exceptions published more recently (e.g., Blase & Blase, 1998; Reitzug, 1997), concrete descriptions of how effective school principals use a wide range of strategies to influence teachers and their work are notably ...
Studies conducted during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s of how school principals use power and influence in their ... Leithwood and Jantzi (1990) and Blase and Blase (1998) found that principals who rely on such strategies as staff ...
... have been made toward understanding the principal-teacher relationship, especially as it relates to influence. ... different aspects of principal influence in relation to teachers; each generated some data regarding strategies.
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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