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Teachers Working Together for School Success
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Teachers Working Together for School Success

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June 2004 | 104 pages | Corwin

"Would be a great 'welcome to our school' gift from principals to new teachers."
Kim Truesdell, Teacher Education Institute
University of Buffalo

Learn to work together toward a stronger school community!

True or false: Leaders are born, not made. Teachers are leaders in the classroom, not the school. Shatter these myths--and find a better way to maximize your school's success--by learning proven professional development skills. This indispensable guide provides straightforward concepts and applicable activities, all aimed at reinforcing your strengths and strengthening what you used to consider your weaknesses.

Teachers Working Together for School Success
demonstrates how to be a leader both inside and outside the classroom, and then shows you how your leadership holds the power to improve your classroom, school, district, and off-campus life. Based on the concept that today's educators must interact with each other more than ever, Martinez presents questions, activities, and suggestions to help teachers:

  • Exercise leadership influence in their relationships with co-workers
  • Understand the concepts of conflict and resolution as applied to the school setting
  • Judge how to effectively contribute to a team effort
  • Examine their own performance and professional growth  

By pooling your strengths with those of your fellow teachers, you will discover that you have all the elements necessary for organizational success.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Successful Teachers, Successful Schools
Building Quality Relationships

 
Collegiality for Personal Satisfaction

 
Collegiality for School Improvement

 
Collegiality Can Be Learned

 
Conclusion

 
 
2. The Leadership Mindset for Teachers
Misconceptions About Leadership

 
Teachers As Leaders

 
Your Personal Leadership Portrait

 
Improving Strengths and Weaknesses

 
Conclusion

 
 
3. Teacher-to-Teacher: Personality and Communication
Understanding Personality Increases Compatibility

 
Assessing Your Personality

 
Personalities in Action

 
Applying the Concepts of Personality to Your School

 
Conclusion

 
 
4. The Teacher's Role in Managing Conflict
Sources of Conflict

 
Relational Conflict

 
Resource Conflict

 
Strategies to Resolve Conflict

 
Matching Conflicts to Strategies

 
Conflict Profiles

 
Conclusion

 
 
5. The Growing Need for Teamwork
What Is a Team?

 
Effective Teams

 
Team Objective

 
Team Stages

 
Team Members

 
Team Size

 
Conclusion

 
 
6. Working With Your Administrator
Administrative Leadership Styles

 
The Work-Centered Administrator

 
The People-Centered Administrator

 
Conclusion

 
 
7. Assessing Your Performance as a Teaching Professional
Teacher Self-Test and Assessment Profile

 
Using the Teacher Assessment Profile as a Tool for Improvement

 
Conclusion

 
 
8. Working Together
Knowing Yourself First

 
Using Tools to Improve Collegiality

 
Understanding Leadership Styles

 
Conclusion

 
 
References
 
Index

"Would be a great ‘welcome to our school’ gift from principals to new teachers."

Kim Truesdell, Teacher Education Institute
University of Buffalo

"This training will be a useful resource for a wide range of individuals, from new teachers or even student teachers to supervising teachers."

Michelle Barnea, Educational Consultant
Millburn, NJ
Key features
  • Offers practical tools that help teachers improve their interpersonal skills both at school and at home. 
  • Helps school admininstrators, staff developers, and teacher leaders build professional learning communities where teachers thrive, with improved morale and job satisfaction.
  • Moves from theory to practice in every chapter.
  • Covers peer collegiality, working with supervisors, conflict resolution, communication, leadership, and leadership styles.   
  • Text, reproducibles, activities, and self-assessments are research based and seminar tested. 

 

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Successful Teachers, Successful Schools


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