ERIC Number: ED269842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Developing Confidence and Self-Motivation in Teachers: The Role of the Administrator.
Nigro, Kirk A.
Teacher morale is based on the teacher's self-esteem. Teachers who feel appreciated, important to the realization of organizational goals, professionally and intellectually capable of contributing to organizational outcomes, and accepted as competent by their supervisors have the high self- esteem needed for good morale. To develop confidence in teachers and enhance morale, administrators can (1) stand up for those in subordinate positions and recognize their efforts; (2) hire strong people who will add to the capabilities of the staff; (3) establish and maintain open, efficient, and effective lines of communication; (4) avoid making excessive demands on teachers' time; and (5) be ready to admit mistakes and to forgive a few mistakes by others as well. (PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A