In her new book, award-winning principal and leadership expert Cathie West provides education leaders at all levels with the tools and guidance they need to engage teachers in the process of increasing student achievement. With authentic examples and research highlights, readers learn how to develop a motivated faculty that is truly dedicated to school improvement and student success.
The "Six Keys" covered in the book are both substantive and comprehensive and offer a clear path to success:
Teacher engagement definition, attributes, and steps towards attainment
Exemplary organization qualities, leadership styles, and effectiveness strategies
Quality meeting characteristics, engagement activities, and leadership techniques
Effective teaching attributes, instructional practices, and success tips
Teacher leader selection, training, and strategic deployment
Challenger profiles, interventions, and support suggestions
BONUS! Every chapter includes a wrap-up to help readers review, apply, and retain new learning for each of the six keys to teacher engagement:
NOTEWORTHY: This book is also an excellent resource for university and college instructors who are responsible for teacher and principal preparation. The 6 Keys to Teacher Engagement substantially supports graduate level courses pertaining to educational leadership, school improvement, curriculum and assessment, and professional development.
"Emphasizing the importance of principals as school leaders, the author implores readers to make conscious decisions to orchestrate engagement within their schools. Each chapter ends with a review of key concepts, best strategies, and steps to success, providing direction for principals. Whether navigating system-wide change or making improvements within an individual school, this book offers a reader-friendly approach to effective school leadership."
—Jacie Maslyk, principal, Crafton Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Principal Magazine
"The 6 Keys to Teacher Engagement, should be required reading for all principals. It contains hundreds of practical and research-based ways to inspire, motivate, encourage, empower, and develop teachers. During her astounding 34 years of leading various schools, student learning has always been Cathie West’s bottom line. During her award-winning career, she has discovered and perfected the true keys to student engagement and high levels of learning: the six keys of teacher engagement. Students cannot learn from teachers who are not fully engaged."
—Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins Ed.D.
Key 1 Create a Culture of Engagement
Key 2 Get Organizationally Engaged
Key 3 Engineer Engagement
Key 4 Zero In on Best Practice
Key 5 Tap Into Teacher Leaders
Key 6 Confront Change Challengers