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Communicate & Motivate

The School Leader's Guide to Effective Communication, 1st Edition

By Shelly Arneson


128 pages

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Paperback: 9781596671799
pub: 2011-03-25
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pub: 2017-08-15
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pub: 2013-09-27
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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.

Table of Contents



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


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