Leadership Development for Educators

By (author) Herb Rubenstein, F. Mike Miles, Laurie J. Bassi

Publication date:

16 December 2009

Length of book:

202 pages

Publisher

R&L Education

ISBN-13: 9781607090199

Teachers face enormous challenges with standardized testing, the customization of education for each student to reach his or her potential, behavioral challenges, changes in demographics of students, micromanagement from school administrators, and difficulties in working with parents and the community at large, to name a few. These challenges cannot be met through solely learning more about subject matter, being better prepared for classes, or managing time more wisely—they must be met more effectively by teaching teachers how to become better leaders.
Leadership Development for Educators is the book that will assist teachers in becoming better leaders in their classrooms and in their lives. Learning about leadership theory and leadership best practices and undertaking the leadership development exercises in the book will guide teachers to greater workplace satisfaction, improved student performance and behavior, and better collaboration to further improve leadership skills. The authors encourage teachers at all levels, from pre–K to twelfth grade, to remain in and enjoy the teaching profession for many years.
The authors of Leadership Development for Educators rightfully identify the crucial role leadership skills can play in effective teaching and expose the sad reality that the teaching of such skills is largely ignored in the training of young teachers. This unique and insightful book is worthy of the time and attention of everyone who cares about education in this country.