9780761938194

How to Deal With Teachers Who Are Angry, Troubled, Exhausted, or Just Plain Confused

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761938194

  • ISBN10:

    0761938192

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-01
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr

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Summary

Use "Assertive Intervention" techniques to help difficult teachers become positive and energetic professionals! How to Deal With Teachers Who are Angry, Troubled, Exhausted, or Just Plain Confused is an invaluable handbook for educators hoping to manage, shape, and improve teacher behaviors with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement and performance. This resource offers case studies from principals who have successfully managed dysfunctional and low-performing teachers, scripts for achieving effective communication, and a culture-builder's toolkit with exercises and assessments. In this research-based text, best-selling author Elaine McEwan introduces a new approach-Assertive Intervention-for dealing with a principal's most pressing challenge: How to manage difficult teachers effectively while empowering them as professionals. Assertive Intervention strategies show administrators, staff developers and mentors how to: Confront difficult teachers with calm and confidence Conduct an Assertive Intervention meetingEnergize and motivate teachers Significantly improve interactions with troubled teachers Build a positive school cultureThis indispensable tool provides practical tools that can be put into practice immediately, and can be used with classroom teachers across all levels.

Table of Contents

Preface
Who This Book Is For
Special Features of the Book
Overview of the Contents
A Matter of Definition
A Cautionary Note
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Principals: How to Deal With Difficult Teachers
Seven Habits for Dealing Positively With Difficult Teachers
Summing Up
How to Conduct an Assertive Intervention: Tell It Like It Is
The Critical Attributes of Assertive Intervention
The Three Stages of Assertive Intervention
How to Conduct Assertive Intervention
Summing Up
Strategies for Dealing With Angry, Hostile, or Just Plain Tiresome Teachers
Understanding Angry Teachers
What Works and What Doesn't?
Kinds of Angry Teachers
How to Deal With Angry Teachers
A Case Study: The Critical and Mean-Spirited Teacher
Summing Up
Strategies for Dealing With Teachers Who Are Temporarily Troubled, Mentally Disordered, or Are in Trouble With the Law
Characteristics of Teachers Who Are Temporarily Troubled
Characteristics of Teachers With Mental Disorders
Characteristics of Teachers Who Are in Trouble With the Law
How to Deal With Teachers Who Are Temporarily Troubled
How to Deal With Teachers Who Have Mental Disorders
How to Deal With Teachers Who Are in Trouble With the Law
Summing Up
Strategies for Dealing With Teachers Who Are Exhausted, Stressed, or Burned Out
A Principal's Perspective
Sources of Energy
Factors That Sap Personal Energy
Characteristics of Exhausted Teachers
How Administrators Sap Their Teachers' Energies
How to Deal With an Exhausted School
Summing Up
Strategies for Dealing With Teachers Who Are Confused, Marginal, or Just Plain Incompetent
Characteristics of Instructionally Challenged Teachers
How to Deal With Instructionally Challenged Teachers
Summing Up
Sixty Ways to Affirm, Energize, and Empower Teachers
Conclusion
The Communicator's A-Z Handbook
The Culture-Builder's Toolkit
References
Index
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