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.
Teachers, therefore, may choose to disregard school principals whose goals and strategies of influence are inconsistent with school goals and teachers' professional norms and expectations. When teachers' and principals' purposes and ...
Fueled by the effective schools research and school reform of the late 1970s and 1980s, the interest in understanding ... to take highly challenging courses contribute to the characteristics of high expectations and clear school goals.
goal setting, evaluating, monitoring, and modeling—to instructional climate (i.e., staff commitment and discipline) and ... Other leadership behaviors—developing school goals, securing resources for programs, evaluating curricular ...
We can conclude, then, that our commitment to enhancing leadership as a prime element in successful school improvement ... conceptualization of leaders who motivate followers to accomplish goals that represent shared values and beliefs.
More relevant to the field of education has been the extensive work of Kenneth Leithwood (1994) and his colleagues ... (2000) identified seven dimensions of transformational school leadership: (1) building vision and establishing 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