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.
She cofounded the Jefferson Community School, Louisiana's first charter school that serves middle school students at risk of failure due to chronic discipline problems. She coauthored, with Vincent Anfara, Jr., Voices From the Middle: ...
These include initiative, confidence, tolerance for ambiguity, analytic abilities, resourcefulness, vision, democraticparticipatory style, listening, problem centeredness, openness, time management skills, high expectations, ...
(See the Resource starting on page 130 for a full description of the research problem, sample, and procedures.) This book discusses the strategies used by effective transformational principals and how such strategies positively ...
Other studies confirm the existence of similar problems for teachers (Blase & Blase, 2001, 2004; Lieberman & Miller, 1984; Rosenholtz & Simpson, 1990). Uncertainties and self-doubts could be mollified by approval from others.
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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