Motivating school staff: Fitzwater's guide to creating and sustaining morale in teachers, teams, and support personnel

Ivan W Fitzwater

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Synopsis: Complete program of practical, proven methods to improve school staff performance Special chapters on improvement of instruction and difficult teachers From the Introduction: "This book explains proven ways to motivate the entire staff of a school. It covers all facets of the school staff: from beginners to veterans, certified and non-certified staff, annual activities and routine tasks, such as meetings. Special chapters explain setting up volunteer programs and techniques for improving instruction. The methods offered here have been applied throughout the U.S., and principals have confirmed that they work. Using these techniques, leaders have given new life to teaching and learning in their school." Widely recognized as an authority on school management, Dr. Ivan Fitzwater brings to this new handbook his many years of experience as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools, and in his work with school administrators in hundreds of workshops and contract consultations. Contents (condensed): Introduction Motivating Must Be Intrinsic: Needs and Satisfiers Leadership Perspective: Problem-Solving Builds Confidence, Leader's Presence Makes a Positive Statement, A Momentum Activity: Misplaced Emphasis, Power of Modeling, Only a Teacher? Partnered Goal-Setting Stimulates and Empowers Assessing Staff Morale: Formal Evaluation by Outside Organizations The Role of Communication in Motivation Positive Personnel Evaluations: Elements, An Exemplary System, Special Needs of Beginning Teachers: Mentoring, Discipline Helping the Teacher with a Negative Attitude: Grievance Procedures Meetings That Enhance Morale The Teacher of Teachers and Vice-Versa (co-author: Faith Spitz, Ed.D.): Developing Teacher Leadership through Alternate Supervision Models (extended case history) Wellness Programs Contribute to Staff Happiness Volunteers: Programs and Guidelines: Elevating Teacher Status Motivating the Non-Certified Staff: Supervision, Specific Motivators Behaviors That Destroy Morale Index

About the Author: Dr. Ivan Fitzwater, Professor Emeritus and former Director of Graduate Education in School Administration, Trinity University; National Academy of School Executives (AASA) Distinguished Professor

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