Like the best-selling first edition, this book is filled with strategies to motivate your staff and maintain a high level of energy at your school. This guide will help all educators approach work every day in an enthusiastic, focused, and positive state of mind. This book will help you:
-Motivate your faculty with the Friday Focus--a staff memo that works!
-Understand the power of praise and how to best utilize it every day
-Make sure staff meetings, teacher evaluation, and daily activities raise the energy level in your school
-Maximize the holidays, open house nights, and other special events the make your staff feel special
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Introduction to the Second Edition
Part 1 The Role of the Leader
1 Why It All Works
2 Understanding Staff Dynamics
3 Teacher Leaders
4 Raise the Praise, Minimize the Criticize
5 One for All and All for One—Building A Shared Vision
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
7 The Friday Focus—A Staff Memo That Works!
8 Sharpening Your Focus
9 Making a Difference Each Day
10 Showing Off Your School
Part 3 Supervision, Evaluation, and Morale Improvement?
11 Leadership by Walking Around
12 The Evaluation Process—Turning Painful into Positive
Part 4 Meetings, Meetings, Meetings...You Mean These Can be Fun?
13 The Monthly Staff Meeting: From Drab to Dynamite
14 Small-Group Meetings
15 Opportunities for Renewal
Part 5 Special Is as Special Does
16 Building and Enhancing Your Morale
17 Feeling Better Through Fitness and Wellness: Opportunities for Improvement!
18 Making Everybody Feel Like Somebody
19 New Is Not Just Different, It Should Be Better!
Part 6 Focusing Outside the Staff to Affect Staff Morale
20 Feeling at Home While at Work: Enhancing the Physical Plant
21 The Student-Teacher Link