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Leading With Teacher Emotions in Mind



© 2008 | 192 pages | Corwin

"Clears out the bureaucratic techniques of impersonal management and focuses the core of leadership on dealing with school change as a most human endeavor. When all is said and done, the quality of education revolves around the aspirations, commitments, and wellness of teachers giving their best."
—Carl Glickman, Scholar in Residence
The University of Georgia

Develop a leadership approach that responds to the emotional needs of teachers!

School leaders know that an engaged and committed faculty is critical to student learning and the success of a school community, yet traditional leadership practices often fail to take the affective needs of teachers into consideration.

Kenneth Leithwood and Brenda Beatty draw on theory and empirical evidence to show how teachers' emotional well-being can affect their performance in the classroom. This invaluable resource provides principals and other school leaders with specific practices to positively influence teacher perspectives, and examines teacher emotions in five key areas:

  • Job satisfaction and morale
  • Stress, anxiety, and burn-out
  • Sense of individual and collective self-efficacy
  • Organizational commitment and engagement
  • Willingness and motivation to improve their practices

When educational leaders create conditions that support teachers in their work, schools can experience higher teacher retention rates, improved climate and culture, and increased student achievement.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Teacher Emotions, School Reform, and Student Learning: A Leadership Perspective
 
2. Looking Forward to Work: Job Satisfaction and Morale
 
3. Wanting to Stay Home: Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout
 
4. Persisting Against All Odds: Individual and Collective Self-Efficacy
 
5. To Stay or Go? Organizational Commitment and Engagement
 
6. From Feeling to Acting: Teacher Motivation and Educational Reform
 
7. Leading With Teacher Emotions in Mind: Setting Directions and Developing People
 
8. Leading With Teacher Emotions in Mind: Redesigning the Organization and Managing the Instructional Program
 
9. Conclusion: Leader Emotions
 
References
 
Index

“Clears out the bureaucratic techniques of impersonal management and focuses the core of leadership on dealing with school change as a most human endeavor. When all is said and done, the quality of education revolves around the aspirations, commitments, and wellness of teachers giving their best.”

Carl Glickman, Scholar in Residence
The University of Georgia

"Placing principals squarely in the center of school culture and reform, the authors ask the oft-neglected question, 'What can leaders do about school culture and how teachers react to it?' Educators and policy makers alike will come away from this book with the revelation that leading with teachers' emotions in mind is the rational choice."

Pat Maslin-Ostrowski, Professor of Educational Leadership
Florida Atlantic University

"Aiming straight at the heart, the authors produce theoretical, empirical, and conceptual evidence to significantly recast leadership for the standards-based reform era. Focusing on teachers' and leaders' emotions alike, they provide a new set of leadership basics and demonstrate how leaders can develop a culture of care and connectedness and inspire rich and collaborative discourse among educators while improving student achievement."

Jo Blase, Professor of Educational Leadership
University of Georgia

"From job satisfaction and morale to stress, burnout, engagement, and commitment, this book develops a leadership approach that accounts for teacher emotions and strives for maximum achievement on all levels. Educator collections will find this an invaluable approach."

California Bookwatch, June 2008
Midwest Book Review

Excellent book provides supporting information to students

Mr Phillip Bowen
Northampton Business School, Northampton Univ.
June 23, 2014
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