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Rekindling the Flame
Principals Combating Teacher Burnout


July 2000 | 152 pages | Corwin

"Refreshing and enlightening! This book is for the teacher concerned about his career, the school administrator concerned about staff morale, and the college instructor concerned about the preparation of aspiring educators. Finally, it is an excellent book for school board members and state level policy makers in understanding the challenges facing school administrators."
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

A practical guide for administrators to revitalize teachers!

There is no greater loss for a school than to lose a good teacher to burnout. Become a more effective school administrator by helping your teachers stay motivated and vibrant! Rekindling the Flame offers a researched-based but practical approach to recognizing, managing, and preventing one of the great tragedies of education—teacher burnout.

The challenges of education today can send even the best teacher spiraling down and out. Savvy administrators spot the signs of teacher distress and take preventative action before it is too late. Brock and Grady utilize existing research and practice to provide accessible, real-life solutions to help busy administrators understand and prevent staff burnout. Highlights include:

  • Recognizing burnout – origins and symptoms
  • Personality profile of the susceptible teacher
  • Organizational and administrative issues
  • Strategies for recovery and prevention
  • The principal's role
  • Effective ongoing management—tending the flame

Any administrator concerned about keeping good teachers motivated will want this book. It is an essential guide for principals, school administrators, staff development programs, graduate courses in educational administration—and an inspiration for every teacher!


 
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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