Motivating and Inspiring Teachers : The Educational Leader's Guide for Building Staff Morale.

By: Whitaker, Todd
Contributor(s): Whitaker, Beth | Lumpa, Dale
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2008Copyright date: ©2009Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (226 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317930709Subject(s): Teacher moraleGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Motivating and Inspiring Teachers : The Educational Leader's Guide for Building Staff MoraleDDC classification: 371.2/01 LOC classification: LB2840.W45 2008Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- About the Authors -- Preface -- Introduction -- Introduction to the Second Edition -- Part 1: The Role of the Leader -- 1. Why It All Works -- Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs -- The Importance of Trust -- Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory -- Comparison Other -- Group Norm -- 2. Understanding Staff Dynamics -- Informal Teacher Leaders -- More Effective and Less Effective Principals -- Three Kinds of Teachers -- The Leadership of the Superstar -- Autonomy of the Superstar-An Important Ingredient of Success -- 3. Teacher Leaders -- Finding Great Teachers -- Ask Questions All the Time -- Constantly Observe Teacher Skills on a Daily Basis -- Start Small -- Be Positive and Thankful -- Get Teachers Involved -- Have Teachers Organize Volunteers -- Observe Teacher Leaders -- Include Teachers in the Leadership of Staff Meetings -- Formal Teacher and/or Peer Coaches -- Special Education Teachers -- The Counselor -- Literacy/Peer/Instructional Coach -- Technology Specialist -- Primary Grade Teachers -- Specific Subject Matter Teachers -- Special Days and Events -- Literacy or Math Nights -- Multicultural Nights -- Presenting to New Teachers -- Ideas to Take Passions Outside the Classroom -- Physical and Health Education Teachers -- Special-Interest Literacy Teacher -- School Climate and Positive Reinforcement Counselor -- Showcasing Ideas of Special Academic Interest -- Showcasing Ideas of Nonacademic Special Interests -- Vertical and Horizontal Articulation Meetings -- Seasonal Activities in the Arts and Physical Education -- Leading Academic and Support Clubs -- Staff Writing Club -- Staff Book Clubs -- Faculty Presentations to the PTA -- Teachers Can Work with a Fathers' Group to Improve the School Grounds -- Staff Activity and Club Days.
Local, District, State, and National Conference Presentations -- Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate! -- 4. Raise the Praise, Minimize the Criticize -- Let's Get Those Kids Lined Up! -- Everybody's Been on a Diet -- Five Things That Help Praise Work -- Public Versus Private Praising -- Practicing the Praise -- My Uncle Larry -- Every Day in Every Way -- 5. One for All and All for One-Building A Shared Vision -- Vision-A Guide to Success -- Vision-The Personal Side -- Motivating and Inspiring Teachers -- Vision-A Must for Each Teacher -- Vision-Let's Grow One -- The Principal-The Vision Role Model -- Participative Management-Getting Everyone Involved -- Guided Goal Setting for Groups -- Share Your Successes! -- Hallmarks of Excellence -- Part 2: Communication-It's What You Say and How You Say It -- 6. Perception-It's What You Say and How They Took It -- Listening (The Key to Communication) -- Nonverbal Communication (It's More Important Than You Think) -- Showing a Sincere Interest (There Is No Substitute for This) -- Feedback (The Breakfast of Champions) -- 7. The Friday Focus-A Staff Memo That Works! -- Friday Focus-Developing a Staff Memo That Works -- The History of the Friday Focus -- Thinking Through the Logistics -- Getting Organized -- A Staff Development Tool -- The Circle of Influence -- Focusing on Morale -- Feel Free to Leave at 3:05-Have a Great Weekend -- General Tips and Guidelines -- 8. Sharpening Your Focus -- The Focus Is on the Future -- The Power of the Quote -- Teacher Writing Prompts -- The Instructional Element -- Your Belief System on an Ongoing Basis -- 9. Making a Difference Each Day -- Climate Can Make a Difference -- Teacher Climate -- How Can a Leader Affect Climate? -- Visibility -- Good Morning! -- Strolling the School -- Have Fun in the Cafeteria! -- Be Seen Where You're Least Expected.
The "Extra" Extracurricular Activities -- Find Your Place in Classrooms -- Now Hear This! The Morning Announcements -- The Ultimate Birthday Treat! -- Knowledge of Teachers' Strengths -- Pass It On -- Inspiration Station -- Let Them Know You Notice -- Let the Expert Be a Guide -- Growth of the Individual -- 10. Showing Off Your School -- Communicating Through Special Committees -- Budget and School Accountability Committees -- Staff Meetings -- Professional Development Committees -- School Promotion Committees -- Key Communicators -- Communicating with Parents -- PTA Newsletter -- Students' Friday Folders -- Academic Nights -- Other Great Ways to Communicate with Parents -- Getting the Community Involved -- Special Events -- Special Event Nights -- Special School Distinctions -- Part 3: Supervision, Evaluation, and Morale Improvement? -- 11. Leadership by Walking Around -- Finding the Time -- Using the Time -- The Gift of Time -- 12. The Evaluation Process-Turning Painful into Positive -- Walking on Water -- Tell Me a Little Bit About -- The Professional Development Plan a Tool for Positive Growth -- Build Credibility First -- Part 4: Meetings, Meetings, Meetings…You Mean These Can be Fun? -- 13. The Monthly Staff Meeting: From Drab to Dynamite -- Keep Topics and Issues that Can Be Handled in Writing Out of the Meeting -- Build an Agenda with the Staff -- Make Sure that the Discussion Affects Most of the Staff, Most of the Time -- Fun and Productive Meetings -- Stick to the Agenda and Timeline -- Supply Food and Drink -- Always Start and Finish on a Positive Note -- Change Locations -- Have Different Teachers Facilitate and Present at Meetings -- Have a Drawing or Gag Gift to Lighten the Tone -- Laugh, Laugh, Laugh -- Set Up Your Meetings In a Comfortable, Relaxed, and Nonthreatening Setting -- Set Up Meetings with Different Formats.
Make Your Holiday Meeting Extra Special -- Set Up a Way to Get Feedback on Your Meetings -- 14. Small-Group Meetings -- Tips for Productive Groups -- Formal Leadership Roles -- Administrative Advisory Council -- Instructional Improvement Council -- The Leadership Team -- Principal Advisory Teams -- Informal Groups -- Specific-Purpose Teams -- Grade-Level Teams -- Teacher-Initiated and Directed Meetings -- Informal Visits -- 15. Opportunities for Renewal -- Retreats and In-services -- Choose Settings That Inspire -- Send Inventive Invitations -- Make Thoughtful Arrangements -- Provide Creature Comforts -- Hey, Give Me a Break! -- Don't Have an Identity Crisis! -- Keep Them Active -- Theme It! -- Always Leave Them Feeling Good and Wanting More -- Additional Renewal Opportunities -- Study Groups -- Field Trips -- Social Gatherings -- The Importance of It All -- Part 5: Special Is as Special Does -- 16. Building and Enhancing Your Morale -- Thinking Selfishly -- If You Can't Take Care of You -- So, This Is Why We Have School -- As Long As You Are in There -- Praise for Students and Parents Can Be for You, Too -- Attaboy! (and Girl!) -- 17. Feeling Better Through Fitness and Wellness: Opportunities for Improvement! -- The Plan -- How to Start -- What Next? -- Building Your Wellness Program -- How to Keep the Ball Rolling -- Taking Your Wellness Program to the Next Level -- Getting Students Hooked -- Getting Parents and Community Involved -- Free Activities and Ideas for Sustaining and Moving Forward -- Outline of Success: What You Need to Remember to Get Your Wellness Program Started -- 18. Making Everybody Feel Like Somebody -- Taking Care of Teachers -- Knowledge of Staff Beyond School -- How Ya Doin'? -- Sharp Tie You're Wearing Today! -- What a Cutie! -- Faculty Scavenger Hunt -- Teacher of the Week -- Info at Your Fingertips.
Send It Through the Mail -- Sharing in Joy and in Sorrow -- The Best Way to a Teacher's Heart -- A Little Can Mean a Lot -- Christmas Cards with a Twist -- 19. New Is Not Just Different, It Should Be Better! -- Hiring New Faculty -- New Staff Induction and Orientation -- Cultivating Leadership -- Part 6: Focusing Outside the Staff to Affect Staff Morale -- 20. Feeling at Home While at Work: Enhancing the Physical Plant -- Getting Your Staff to Buy In -- The Exterior of the School -- The Entrance Doors and Foyer -- The School Office -- The School Leader's Office -- The Staff Lounge -- Hallways -- The Cafeteria -- Conference Rooms -- Classrooms -- Remember-It Begins with You -- 21. The Student-Teacher Link -- Two Morales -- Student Satisfaction and Morale -- Focus on Student Needs: Improving Morale One Student at a Time -- Parting Thoughts -- References.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- About the Authors -- Preface -- Introduction -- Introduction to the Second Edition -- Part 1: The Role of the Leader -- 1. Why It All Works -- Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs -- The Importance of Trust -- Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory -- Comparison Other -- Group Norm -- 2. Understanding Staff Dynamics -- Informal Teacher Leaders -- More Effective and Less Effective Principals -- Three Kinds of Teachers -- The Leadership of the Superstar -- Autonomy of the Superstar-An Important Ingredient of Success -- 3. Teacher Leaders -- Finding Great Teachers -- Ask Questions All the Time -- Constantly Observe Teacher Skills on a Daily Basis -- Start Small -- Be Positive and Thankful -- Get Teachers Involved -- Have Teachers Organize Volunteers -- Observe Teacher Leaders -- Include Teachers in the Leadership of Staff Meetings -- Formal Teacher and/or Peer Coaches -- Special Education Teachers -- The Counselor -- Literacy/Peer/Instructional Coach -- Technology Specialist -- Primary Grade Teachers -- Specific Subject Matter Teachers -- Special Days and Events -- Literacy or Math Nights -- Multicultural Nights -- Presenting to New Teachers -- Ideas to Take Passions Outside the Classroom -- Physical and Health Education Teachers -- Special-Interest Literacy Teacher -- School Climate and Positive Reinforcement Counselor -- Showcasing Ideas of Special Academic Interest -- Showcasing Ideas of Nonacademic Special Interests -- Vertical and Horizontal Articulation Meetings -- Seasonal Activities in the Arts and Physical Education -- Leading Academic and Support Clubs -- Staff Writing Club -- Staff Book Clubs -- Faculty Presentations to the PTA -- Teachers Can Work with a Fathers' Group to Improve the School Grounds -- Staff Activity and Club Days.

Local, District, State, and National Conference Presentations -- Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate! -- 4. Raise the Praise, Minimize the Criticize -- Let's Get Those Kids Lined Up! -- Everybody's Been on a Diet -- Five Things That Help Praise Work -- Public Versus Private Praising -- Practicing the Praise -- My Uncle Larry -- Every Day in Every Way -- 5. One for All and All for One-Building A Shared Vision -- Vision-A Guide to Success -- Vision-The Personal Side -- Motivating and Inspiring Teachers -- Vision-A Must for Each Teacher -- Vision-Let's Grow One -- The Principal-The Vision Role Model -- Participative Management-Getting Everyone Involved -- Guided Goal Setting for Groups -- Share Your Successes! -- Hallmarks of Excellence -- Part 2: Communication-It's What You Say and How You Say It -- 6. Perception-It's What You Say and How They Took It -- Listening (The Key to Communication) -- Nonverbal Communication (It's More Important Than You Think) -- Showing a Sincere Interest (There Is No Substitute for This) -- Feedback (The Breakfast of Champions) -- 7. The Friday Focus-A Staff Memo That Works! -- Friday Focus-Developing a Staff Memo That Works -- The History of the Friday Focus -- Thinking Through the Logistics -- Getting Organized -- A Staff Development Tool -- The Circle of Influence -- Focusing on Morale -- Feel Free to Leave at 3:05-Have a Great Weekend -- General Tips and Guidelines -- 8. Sharpening Your Focus -- The Focus Is on the Future -- The Power of the Quote -- Teacher Writing Prompts -- The Instructional Element -- Your Belief System on an Ongoing Basis -- 9. Making a Difference Each Day -- Climate Can Make a Difference -- Teacher Climate -- How Can a Leader Affect Climate? -- Visibility -- Good Morning! -- Strolling the School -- Have Fun in the Cafeteria! -- Be Seen Where You're Least Expected.

The "Extra" Extracurricular Activities -- Find Your Place in Classrooms -- Now Hear This! The Morning Announcements -- The Ultimate Birthday Treat! -- Knowledge of Teachers' Strengths -- Pass It On -- Inspiration Station -- Let Them Know You Notice -- Let the Expert Be a Guide -- Growth of the Individual -- 10. Showing Off Your School -- Communicating Through Special Committees -- Budget and School Accountability Committees -- Staff Meetings -- Professional Development Committees -- School Promotion Committees -- Key Communicators -- Communicating with Parents -- PTA Newsletter -- Students' Friday Folders -- Academic Nights -- Other Great Ways to Communicate with Parents -- Getting the Community Involved -- Special Events -- Special Event Nights -- Special School Distinctions -- Part 3: Supervision, Evaluation, and Morale Improvement? -- 11. Leadership by Walking Around -- Finding the Time -- Using the Time -- The Gift of Time -- 12. The Evaluation Process-Turning Painful into Positive -- Walking on Water -- Tell Me a Little Bit About -- The Professional Development Plan a Tool for Positive Growth -- Build Credibility First -- Part 4: Meetings, Meetings, Meetings…You Mean These Can be Fun? -- 13. The Monthly Staff Meeting: From Drab to Dynamite -- Keep Topics and Issues that Can Be Handled in Writing Out of the Meeting -- Build an Agenda with the Staff -- Make Sure that the Discussion Affects Most of the Staff, Most of the Time -- Fun and Productive Meetings -- Stick to the Agenda and Timeline -- Supply Food and Drink -- Always Start and Finish on a Positive Note -- Change Locations -- Have Different Teachers Facilitate and Present at Meetings -- Have a Drawing or Gag Gift to Lighten the Tone -- Laugh, Laugh, Laugh -- Set Up Your Meetings In a Comfortable, Relaxed, and Nonthreatening Setting -- Set Up Meetings with Different Formats.

Make Your Holiday Meeting Extra Special -- Set Up a Way to Get Feedback on Your Meetings -- 14. Small-Group Meetings -- Tips for Productive Groups -- Formal Leadership Roles -- Administrative Advisory Council -- Instructional Improvement Council -- The Leadership Team -- Principal Advisory Teams -- Informal Groups -- Specific-Purpose Teams -- Grade-Level Teams -- Teacher-Initiated and Directed Meetings -- Informal Visits -- 15. Opportunities for Renewal -- Retreats and In-services -- Choose Settings That Inspire -- Send Inventive Invitations -- Make Thoughtful Arrangements -- Provide Creature Comforts -- Hey, Give Me a Break! -- Don't Have an Identity Crisis! -- Keep Them Active -- Theme It! -- Always Leave Them Feeling Good and Wanting More -- Additional Renewal Opportunities -- Study Groups -- Field Trips -- Social Gatherings -- The Importance of It All -- Part 5: Special Is as Special Does -- 16. Building and Enhancing Your Morale -- Thinking Selfishly -- If You Can't Take Care of You -- So, This Is Why We Have School -- As Long As You Are in There -- Praise for Students and Parents Can Be for You, Too -- Attaboy! (and Girl!) -- 17. Feeling Better Through Fitness and Wellness: Opportunities for Improvement! -- The Plan -- How to Start -- What Next? -- Building Your Wellness Program -- How to Keep the Ball Rolling -- Taking Your Wellness Program to the Next Level -- Getting Students Hooked -- Getting Parents and Community Involved -- Free Activities and Ideas for Sustaining and Moving Forward -- Outline of Success: What You Need to Remember to Get Your Wellness Program Started -- 18. Making Everybody Feel Like Somebody -- Taking Care of Teachers -- Knowledge of Staff Beyond School -- How Ya Doin'? -- Sharp Tie You're Wearing Today! -- What a Cutie! -- Faculty Scavenger Hunt -- Teacher of the Week -- Info at Your Fingertips.

Send It Through the Mail -- Sharing in Joy and in Sorrow -- The Best Way to a Teacher's Heart -- A Little Can Mean a Lot -- Christmas Cards with a Twist -- 19. New Is Not Just Different, It Should Be Better! -- Hiring New Faculty -- New Staff Induction and Orientation -- Cultivating Leadership -- Part 6: Focusing Outside the Staff to Affect Staff Morale -- 20. Feeling at Home While at Work: Enhancing the Physical Plant -- Getting Your Staff to Buy In -- The Exterior of the School -- The Entrance Doors and Foyer -- The School Office -- The School Leader's Office -- The Staff Lounge -- Hallways -- The Cafeteria -- Conference Rooms -- Classrooms -- Remember-It Begins with You -- 21. The Student-Teacher Link -- Two Morales -- Student Satisfaction and Morale -- Focus on Student Needs: Improving Morale One Student at a Time -- Parting Thoughts -- References.

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