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Teachers Working Together for School Success

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October 2013 | 104 pages | Corwin
This clear and concise handbook is a tool that can help teachers improve their personal and professional relationships. Grounded in research from psychology, organizational management, human resources, and education, the book covers such critical topics as collegiality and peer interactions, personality and communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, leadership and leadership styles, working with supervisors, and the teacher's contribution to school improvement and classroom pedagogy. The author offers activities, questions, tools, and suggestions in each chapter to guide the reader through application of the material, and also provides a self-test and Teacher Assessment Profile that can be used both at home and at work. This book will be of interest to every educator, school administrator, and teacher leader charged with improving teacher morale and job satisfaction. It will also be an essential tool for every teacher who wants to combine classroom expertise with improved interpersonal skills for the benefit of both individual and professional learning.
 
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Successful Teachers, Successful Schools


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Mario C. Martinez

Mario C. Martinez is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), where he teaches courses in leadership, human relations, educational change, and administration. Prior to joining UNLV, he had been an assistant professor in Educational Management and Development at New Mexico State University. His career also includes stints at the Hewlett Packard Corporation as a financial analyst and at the Governor’s Office in the State of Arizona as a Strategic Management Officer. Mario also owns MCM Consulting, which is primarily a seminar and speech delivery company, with seminar topics... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412906135
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