Challenging times demand dynamic leadership. Schools rely on teachers to assume a variety of leadership roles, both formal and informal, including department chair, peer coach, faculty representative, and Web page curator. With little or no leadership training, however, many teachers are unprepared to take advantage of such opportunities.
In How to Thrive as a Teacher Leader, John G. Gabriel explores the responsibilities and rewards of teacher leadership, offering practical, positive advice on
* identifying leadership qualities and building a team,
* enhancing communication and earning respect,
* overcoming obstacles and implementing change,
* energizing colleagues and strengthening morale, and
* improving student and teacher achievement.
From setting goals to mediating conflicts, from mentoring colleagues to motivating students, Gabriel provides clear strategies—grounded in experience and illustrated by examples—for becoming an effective teacher leader. A generous resource section, including sample letters, surveys, and checklists, enables readers to quickly put these techniques into practice.
Whether you aspire to a leadership position or are in a position to inspire future leaders, this insightful and informative book will help you lead the way to success.
|Publisher:||Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well-written by someone who seems to actually know what it is like to work with high school students (and teachers) in today's environment. Jargon-free, without the high and mighty pretensions of most books on building community/collaboration in schools, this is an excellent and highly recommended book for anyone working in education.
The author addresses an area that has not been talked about before. A must read for school administrators, teacher leaders, lead teachers and department chairs. The book is full of examples written by someone who's been in the education front lines not in a research think tank far away from the trenches. The book contains a very helpful section of resources that I've already been able to utilize at school.