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Rekindling the Flame
Principals Combating Teacher Burnout



July 2000 | 152 pages | Corwin
`Refreshing and enlightening! For the teacher concerned about his or her career, the school administrator concerned about staff morale and college instructor concerned about the preparation of aspiring educators' - Dr Jack McKay, Interim Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University, Ellensburg

This book is a guide for professors and practitioners of school administration who are interested in developing strategies to prevent burnout and to revitalize teachers who are experiencing burnout. The book provides a description of the origins and symptoms of burnout, and a personality profile of teachers most susceptible to burnout. In addition, organizational issues and administrative roles that contribute to burnout are identified with suggestions for improvement.

 
PART ONE: THE BURNOUT SYNDROME
 
When the Flame Flickers
Recognizing Burnout

 
 
Flame Extinguishers
Sources of Burnout

 
 
Smoldering Embers
The Cost of Burnout

 
 
PART TWO: RECOVERY AND PREVENTION
 
Igniting the Flames
Revitalization Strategies

 
 
Guardian of the Flame
The Principal's Role

 
 
Tending the Flames
Supervision

 
 
Fuel for the Flame
Staff Development as Prevention

 
 
Stoking the Fire
Improving the Workplace

 

"Refreshing and enlightening! For the teacher concerned about his or her career, the school administrator concerned about staff morale, and the college instructor concerned about the preparation of aspiring educators."

Dr. Jack McKay
Interim Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University, Ellensburg

"Rekindling the Flame should be required reading for principals and teachers! Educators will appreciate the practical information to help recognize and manage professional burnout. This book has international appeal for principals, teachers, and those who employ them." 

Jennifer Fraser, Principal
St. Michaels Primary School, Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia

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Barbara Louise Brock

Barbara L. Brock is a professor of education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has held a variety of positions in education, including education department chair, director of school administration, elementary principal, and K-12 teacher. She presents nationally and internationally on topics of beginning teacher induction, leadership succession, teacher and principal burnout, and educators with disabilities. She is coauthor with Marilyn Grady of Principals in Transition: Tips for Surviving Succession, From First-Year to First-Rate: Principals Guiding New Teachers, Rekindling the Flame: Principals Combating Teacher Burnout,... More About Author

Marilyn L. Grady

Marilyn L. Grady, is professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She is the author or coauthor of 23 books, including From Difficult Teachers to Dynamic Teamwork (2009) with Brock, Getting it Right from the Start (2009) with Kostelnik From First Year to First Rate (2007) with Brock, 194 High-Impact Letters for Busy Principals (2006), 20 Biggest Mistakes Principals Make and How to Avoid Them (2004) and Launching Your First Principalship (2004) with Brock. Her research areas include leadership, the principalship, and superintendent-board relations. She has more than 175 publications to her credit. She... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803967939
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