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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... strategies that effective school principals use to influence, motivate, and empower teachers. It is written entirely from the teacher's perspective ... influence them and exactly how such influence affects their PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
... strategies of influence are inconsistent with school goals and teachers' professional norms and expectations. When teachers' and principals' purposes and strategies are incongruent, a climate is created that prevents them from reaping ...
... strategies to influence teachers and their work are notably limited. A study completed by Russell et al. (1985) at the University of Oregon described effective principal behaviors and linked them to the characteristics of effective ...
... influence in their interactions with teachers have helped to advance understanding of school-based leadership. In ... strategies as staff development, communication about values, power sharing, and the use of symbols are able to foster ...
... influence. Most of the studies noted, however, focus on teachers' and/or principals' perceptions of the types of ... strategies. In contrast to the study discussed in this book (with the exception of studies by Blase & Blase in 2001 and ...
CHAPTER 8 POSITIVE USE OF FORMAL AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 9 MIRRORS TO THE POSSIBLE
CHAPTER 10 CONCLUSIONS CAVEATS AND CHALLENGES
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES