Discover through the stories of seven highly effective teachers how to apply a framework to help bring out the best teacher in you.
Co-authored by Robert F. Quinn, Gretchen M. Speitzer, and Battelle for Kids' Katherine Heynoski and Mike Thomas, this book introduces seven remarkable teachers and their stories of learning and, ultimately, deep change. Find several starting points, self-assessments, and other support resources that can be used independently and with teacher teams.
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About the Authors
Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Organization and Management at the Ross Business School. He is one of the co-founders and the current faculty co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations. His research and teaching interests focus on leadership, organizational change, and effectiveness and he has 30 years of experience consulting with major corporations and government agencies.
Katherine Heynoski is a senior specialist at Battelle for Kids. Building on her research with highly effective teachers and principals, she conducts training and develops tools and resources to support educators’ professional growth. At the heart of her work as a researcher and a practitioner is a desire to help individuals, teams, and organizations continuously improve their practice.
Mike Thomas is a senior director at Battelle for Kids. In this role, he has designed tools and delivered professional development to build the capacity of teachers and administrators across the country. Over the past eight years, Mike has conducted workshops and assembled focus groups of high value-added teachers and principals to better understand what constitutes effective practice. This book is the culmination of that work.
Gretchen M. Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She is also the co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations. Gretchen is passionate about helping people develop as leaders. Her research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change.