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ERIC Number: EJ852902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Empower Teachers Who Break the Mold
Miller, Frances A.
Principal, v89 n1 p10-14 Sep-Oct 2009
Teachers who are positive deviants are the most effective teachers, able to produce results and solutions to problems that others in the learning community cannot. As a result, students in their classrooms usually produce assessment scores that are higher than those of students in their colleagues' classrooms. Teachers willing to learn from their positive-deviant colleagues receive the benefit of learning from an in-house expert--which is why principals who observe a positive deviant in action wish they could capture their essence to create a magic potion they could sprinkle on every other teacher in the building. This article offers several tips on how principals can capitalize on the talents offered by a positive deviant to lead others toward effectiveness. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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