- Paperback: 78 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 12, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138963453
- ISBN-13: 978-1138963450
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #795,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Want to make a difference with parents? In this book, Whitaker and Fiore provide examples to relevant issues that will help you guide your teachers through difficult situations. After reading this book, you will be equipped to identify problems and provide solutions that will benefit everyone involved. A School Leader’s Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents will make your job easier!" -Spike C. Cook, Principal, Author, Co-host of the PrincipalPLN Podcast
"Todd Whitaker’s practical and easy-to-implement advice has served as guidance for me throughout my 18 years as a public school administrator. In this book he and Douglas Fiore provide outstanding strategies to help principals empower teachers to have the confidence they need to deal with the most challenging parents. In today’s educational environment where partnering with parents is crucial to the success of students and schools, I highly recommend this book to all building-level leaders." --Rob Moorhead, Superintendent, South Ripley Community School Corporation
"Todd Whitaker and Douglas Fiore provide a practical and positive framework that builds trust and enhances communication with parents in a way that supports and empowers teachers. This book offers insights and strategies that will benefit all school leaders from the first-year administrator to the veteran principal in any school setting. A School Leader’s Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents is a guide for turning parents into partners." --Jayne Ellspermann, Principal of West Port High School and President-Elect of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
"Building and protecting the partnership with parents and teachers is one of the most important jobs principals have. Whitaker and Fiore provide practical, real advice for diverse groups of parents and circumstances." --Derek McCoy, Principal, West Rowan Middle School, Salisbury, North Carolina and 2014 National Digital Principal
"The really important thing this book does is that it engenders confidence in tackling a range of situations and that is vital." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch
About the Author
Todd Whitaker is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 30 books, including the national bestseller, What Great Teachers Do Differently.
Douglas J. Fiore is Dean of the Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University and is author of numerous books, including the popular textbook School-Community Relations, Fourth Edition.
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This book serves as a field guide for those in the trenches who need help now.
I highly recommend this book to all administrators. It is full of excellent tips for new principals and great reminders for long time veterans