Teachers Working Together for School Success
By: Mario Martinez (editor)Paperback
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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.
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 that include Change, Empowerment, and Personality, and Interaction. His array of career exposures has contributed to his multidisciplinary approach to thinking pragmatically about professional development, evident both in this book and in his seminars and speeches. Mario's research has been concentrated in the areas of human resource planning, organizational structures of state educational systems, and the change and management of those systems. He has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
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
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