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Rekindling the Flame
Principals Combating Teacher Burnout



July 2000 | 152 pages | Corwin
`Refreshing and enlightening! For the teacher concerned about his or her career, the school administrator concerned about staff morale and college instructor concerned about the preparation of aspiring educators' - Dr Jack McKay, Interim Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University, Ellensburg

This book is a guide for professors and practitioners of school administration who are interested in developing strategies to prevent burnout and to revitalize teachers who are experiencing burnout. The book provides a description of the origins and symptoms of burnout, and a personality profile of teachers most susceptible to burnout. In addition, organizational issues and administrative roles that contribute to burnout are identified with suggestions for improvement.

 
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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ISBN: 9780803967939