This book provides tips and strategies to help school leaders improve, neutralize, or eliminate resistant and negative teachers. Learn how to handle staff members who gossip in the teacher's lounge, consistently say "it won't work" when any new idea is suggested, send an excessive number of student to your office for disciplinary reasons, undermine your efforts toward school improvement, or negatively influence other staff members. Don’t miss the revised and expanded third edition of this best-seller!
Table of Contents
PART 1: THE PRINCIPAL AND THE DIFFICULT TEACHER
PART 2: MOTIVATING DIFFICULT TEACHERS
PART 3: MAKING DIFFICULT TEACHERS UNCOMFORTABLE
PART 4: COMMUNICATING WITH THE DIFFICULT TEACHER
PART 5: WEAKENING THE INFLUENCE OF DIFFICULT TEACHERS
PART 6: THE ROLE OF NEW FACULTY
PART 7: ELIMINATING DIFFICULT TEACHERS
PART 8: GENERAL TIPS AND GUIDELINES
PART 9: STRATEGY SESSION
Todd Whitaker is a leading presenter in the field of education and the author of more than 30 books for teachers and school leaders. He is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.
"The 3rd Edition of Dealing with Difficult Teachers is one of Todd's greatest books yet. He provides a plethora of new strategies guaranteed to strengthen the weakest of school cultures that are brought down by ineffective staff members. Todd leaves readers with best practices aimed at doing what's best for kids all day, every day."
--Brad Currie, Co-founder of #Satchat and New Jersey School Administrator
"School administrators must read this book! Whitaker cohesively equips school leaders to confidently deal with difficult teachers while empowering "superstar" teachers through autonomy and recognition. New to this edition, Strategy Sessions guide proactive solutions and responses for administrators to foster positive learning atmospheres instead of allowing problems and negativity to dominate our school cultures."
--Darin Jolly, Education Consultant and Principal of Winona High School, Texas