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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As a strategy for influencing teacher behavior, the use of praise is particularly successful. Teachers reported that the positive feelings associated with praise led to increased motivation. Increases in teacher motivation appear to ...
According to teachers, performance compliance concerns instruction and use of time: • “I try harder to be creative in my teaching. ... Finally, teachers reported that praise affected their support for principals.
Perhaps the most revealing observation from our study is that teachers reported being influenced by praise only when it was related to their professional performance. Although they may have been complimented for appearances (e.g., ...
Although time and structure may limit the number of opportunities to praise individual teachers, effective principals take advantage of other situations. Many teachers reported that their principals regularly use group praise.
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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