About this Title
This book shows you how to handle staff members who:
- gossip in the teacher's lounge.
- consistently say "it won't work" when any new idea is suggested.
- send an excessive number of student to your office for disciplinary reasons.
- undermine your efforts toward school improvement.
- negatively influence other staff members.
This book provides tips and strategies to help school leaders improve, neutralize, or eliminate resistant and negative teachers.
- What is a Difficult Teacher?
- Three Kinds of Teachers
- The Role of the Principal
- Looking for the Good Part -- Sometimes You Have To Squint
- Public Versus Private Praising
- Uncomfortable Is Good
- Accept Responsibility -- They Can't Pass the Buck
- The Teachers' Lounge and Other Challenges
- Always Assume They Want To Do What Is Right
- No More Party Poopers!
- Sometimes You Have To Shuffle The Deck
- What about the New Kids?
- New Teacher Leadership
- Where Do I Start?
- Retirement and Other Miracles
- How Can I Stop Them From Sending So Many Students to the Office
- If All Else Fails -- General Tips and Guidelines
- Easing The Guilt
About the Author
Dr. Todd Whitaker has been recognized as a leading motivational speaker in the field of education. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written sixteen educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently.