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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... teacher's point of view— that lead to improved teacher motivation, commitment, and innovation and enhance teachers ... behavior. In Chapter 4, we examine the many ways principals involve teachers in instructional and noninstructional ...
... teacher behavior. Hanson also found that principals who describe appropriate professional conduct positively influence teachers. Studies of principal influence have shown how important informal power is to working effectively with teachers ...
... teachers. Johnston and Venable (1986) linked participatory decision making to greater teacher loyalty to principals. High and Achilles (1986) concluded that such behaviors as enabling, norm setting, and expertise are effective means of ...
... teachers. After all, teacher performance assessment instruments invariably include indicators of how teachers reinforce student behavior; positive reinforcement is universally accepted as a correlate of effective teaching. Principals ...
... teachers, according to our data, effective principals also use praise as a strategy for influencing teachers' attitudes and behavior. Teachers in our study linked the use of praise specifically to principals' goals of promoting and ...
CHAPTER 8 POSITIVE USE OF FORMAL AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 9 MIRRORS TO THE POSSIBLE
CHAPTER 10 CONCLUSIONS CAVEATS AND CHALLENGES
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES