Anyone who has spent time in education will have come across teachers who could achieve more if they felt better motivated. the school leader is the person who has to find ways of motivating staff. There is no shortage of opinion - from the media, policy makers, teachers', unions and others - on how leaders can motivate staff: but what really works? What can school leaders actually do and what difference will it make? In this constructive book, Linda Evans provides the answers to these questions - answers that are based on a wealth of evidence and experience. She presents examples of motivation drawn from a range of educational settings, from schools for young children to colleges for older students, and shows the contrast between successful and unsuccessful management of teachers' motivation. She proves that there need be no mystery over how to motivate teachers. There are clear lessons to be learned about exactly what school leaders can and should do - and indeed what they shouldn't do. In the process, using examples that all school leaders will recognize, she illustrates just how effective motivation of staff will benefit leaders, teachers and children alike.
Linda Evans has been a teacher, SENCO, lecturer, advisor and OFSTED inspector, and most recently editor and publisher of books on all aspects of SEN. She is currently working as an independent writer and consultant, and is editor of SENCO Week and G&T Update (Optimus).