1st Edition

Communicate & Motivate The School Leader's Guide to Effective Communication

By Shelly Arneson Copyright 2011
    128 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    128 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    Develop the skills you need to communicate effectively and in ways that motivate your faculty towards success. Written especially for principals and other administrators, this book will empower you to communicate well as you work to promote a student-centered environment best suited to schoolwide achievement. Learn to approach one-on-one communication with confidence, with tips on:

    • Making time for courageous conversations
    • Choosing words carefully
    • Improving parent/teacher communication from the inside-out
    • Using online communication
    • And more!

    Filled with real-world examples, Communicate and Motivate provides a humorous, insightful look into the conversations that happen within a school every day. Arneson offers targeted strategies for ensuring the best outcome - for you and your colleagues.

    1. Make Time for Courageous Conversations
    2. It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It
    3. What You Say Matters, Too, So Choose Your Words Carefully
    4. Seek First to Understand
    5. One-on-One Conversations
    6. Avoid Defensiveness
    7. Let's Not Call the Whole Thing Off... Yet
    8. Improving Parent/Teacher Communication From the Inside-Out
    9. When to Use and Avoid Online Communication
    10. The Legacy of Effective Communication


    Shelly Arneson is a principal at Edge Elementary School and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education. She was previously a teacher then a guidance counselor before becoming a principal six years ago. She lives with her husband Dave and their three Labrador Retrievers in Niceville, Florida. She has presented workshops on leadership and communication at ASCD and enjoys writing fiction as well as educational books. In her free time, Shelly enjoys travelling and reading. Check out her blog at www.principalcommunicates.wordpress.com.