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Motivating & Inspiring Teachers

The Educational Leader's Guide for Building Staff Morale, 2nd Edition

By Todd Whitaker, Beth Whitaker, Dale Lumpa


288 pages

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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

Parting Thoughts


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