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

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June 2005 | 280 pages | Corwin
Headteachers having to manage difficult teachers.
 
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
 
1. Seven Habits of Highly Effective Principals: How to Deal With Difficult Teachers
Seven Habits for Dealing Positively With Difficult Teachers  
Summing Up  
 
2. 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  
 
3. 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  
 
4. 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  
 
5. 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  
 
6.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  
 
7. Sixty Ways to Affirm, Energize, and Empower Teachers
 
Conclusion
 
Resource A: The Communicator's A-Z Handbook
 
Resource B: The Culture-Builder's Toolkit
 
References
 
Index

"Easy to read, practical, full of ideas with instant utility for the practitioner in the field, grounded in reality..."

David Brom, Principal
Champlin Park High School, MN

"...the author thoroughly examines her topic, often supporting her text with checklists, assessment tools, and recipe-like how-to instructions. No reader can fail to find this material useful."

Scott Hollinger, Principal
McAuliffe Elementary School, McAllen, TX

"(For)...a new principal with eyes wide open or a seasoned principal that can relive every scenario. If they have been 'in the trenches' they can see the reality written into every page...The seven habits of attitude and action will now be posted on the back of my office door."

Carla Fry, Principal
Woodlands Elementary School, Ponca City, OK

"What a perfect tool for school principals . . . it is one of those books you will refer to again and again. [It] provides practical advice with examples of helpful scripts that can be used immediately, specifics on using assertive interventions with difficult teachers, 60 ways to inspire teachers to produce results, and case studies from experienced principals."

The School Administrator, December 2005
Ntional Conference on Education

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Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins

Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using... More About Author

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