ERIC Number: ED182861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
[Techniques to Improve the Educational Climate in Your School].
Braukmann, William T.
This presentation was based on the assumption that developing the art of making teachers and students feel good about themselves is of paramount importance in helping youngsters to learn. The author offers and elaborates on 12 tips to help principals improve school climate: (1) Be aware that the principal's most important function is getting people to feel good about themselves. (2) Establish a climate of professionalism in working with teachers. (3) Interact personally with children. (4) Be visible and get into the classroom. (5) Be a teacher advocate. (6) Be hospitable to teachers. (7) Be sensitive to teachers' suggestions. (8) Have a fund available fo finance small teacher or student projects. (9) Learn to give negative criticism in a positive way. (10) Be a politician when dealing with the community. (11) Capitalize on the strength of people by delegating responsibility. (12) Be human, have a sense of humor, and address unpleasant tasks with fairness, firmness, and dispatch. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (64th, Miami Beach, FL, January 11-15, 1980)