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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... opportunity to reflect critically on their leadership within the context of knowledge produced from a study of teachers' perspectives on effective leadership. Many physical and psychological barriers make interaction and communication ...
... opportunities for professional development, and distributing professional literature—are explored in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 considers the consequences of employing formal authority to ensure teacher compliance. In Chapter 9, the ...
... opportunities ahead to develop even greater competence and a sense of accomplishment” (p. 388). The implications are clear: All principals need to do much more with regard to praising teachers, especially for their work on behalf of ...
... opportunities for interaction with other adults. Teachers rarely observe or are observed by other teachers. They spend nearly every working minute communicating with children—often as many as 150 children per day. It is Bringing Out the ...
... Opportunities and Methods How and when do effective transformational principals praise teachers' professional performance? The answer, according to our teachers: Principals capitalize on every available opportunity to compliment ...
CHAPTER 8 POSITIVE USE OF FORMAL AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 9 MIRRORS TO THE POSSIBLE
CHAPTER 10 CONCLUSIONS CAVEATS AND CHALLENGES
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES