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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... leadership within the context of knowledge produced from a study of teachers' perspectives on effective leadership ... behavior. In Chapter 4, we examine the many ways principals involve teachers in instructional and noninstructional ...
... leadership. This is especially true with regard to understanding leadership from the perspective of teachers and, in ... behaviors and linked them to the characteristics of effective schools. These authors noted, for instance, that ...
... leader behavior (i.e., instructional climate and instructional organization) positively affected student achievement in the schools they studied. Their conclusions regarding the importance of a range of informal principal behaviors are ...
... leadership in schools (Allen, Glickman, & Hensley, 1998; Crow, Matthews, & McCleary, 1996; Riordan & da Costa, 1998). Furthermore, building trust has been shown to be a key leadership behavior (Short & Greer, 1997), just as principals ...
... leadership behavior at both the elementary and the high school levels. Lastly, studies of transformational leadership—a broad approach to school leadership—found a relationship between principal behaviors and the existence of an ...
CHAPTER 8 POSITIVE USE OF FORMAL AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 9 MIRRORS TO THE POSSIBLE
CHAPTER 10 CONCLUSIONS CAVEATS AND CHALLENGES
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES