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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... (Leithwood & Jantzi, 2000). We can conclude, then, that our commitment to enhancing leadership as a prime element in successful school improvement is warranted. For more detailed information from exemplary research on the positive ...
... (Leithwood & Jantzi, 2000; Leithwood et al., 1996b) who created surveys based on the MLQ to measure leadership in education. They also are credited with numerous studies demonstrating the relationship between the use of transformational ...
... Leithwood and Jantzi (1990) and Blase and Blase (1998) found that principals who rely on such strategies as staff development, communication about values, power sharing, and the use of symbols are able to foster collaborative ...
... Leithwood and Jantzi (1990) explored different aspects of principal influence in relation to teachers; each generated some data regarding strategies. In contrast to the study discussed in this book (with the exception of studies by ...
... Leithwood & Jantzi, 2000; Leithwood, Tomlinson, & Genge, 1996a) and the effects research (Marzano, 2000; Waters, Marzano, & McNulty, 2003). As an influence strategy, praise is used most often with individual teachers; effective ...
CHAPTER 8 POSITIVE USE OF FORMAL AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 9 MIRRORS TO THE POSSIBLE
CHAPTER 10 CONCLUSIONS CAVEATS AND CHALLENGES
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES