Lewisville, N.C. – Gryphon House, Inc. announces Inspiring Professional Growth: Empowering Strategies to Lead, Motivate, and Engage Early Childhood Teachers. This guide brings early childhood directors, administrators, and principals research-based strategies to cultivate the momentum needed to develop and support a thriving growth culture in early childhood programs.
Teachers often feel uninvolved in their learning and are not provided adequate time and support to practice new skills. While learning new approaches can improve child outcomes, studies find implementation of new practices lags.
“We’ve watched as teacher turnover rises, staff meetings become insufferable, and indifference breeds throughout the school—and we know there’s a better way,” said Susan MacDonald, MEd. “We must build a growth culture to spark change. When your staff feels supported, included and empowered to grow and develop their skills, your program and children thrive.”
Inspiring Professional Growth, the follow-up to Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership, provides leaders with nurturing and empowering direction and a framework to help them support teachers throughout their careers. With this book, you will acquire, develop, and master leadership skills:
- Gain confidence in a leadership role
- Establish a growth culture
- Find effective ways to work with challenging staff members
- Cultivate collaboration and collective goal setting
- Facilitate meaningful professional development
Professional learning is critical to a program’s success. Beyond nurturing the staff, a 2017 report found professional learning results in significant student achievement gains.
Inspiring Professional Growth is widely available starting November 1, 2019.
About the Author
Susan MacDonald, MEd, is the founder of Inspiring New Perspectives, an early childhood consultancy. Her background includes workshop instructor, director of a Reggio-inspired preschool program, adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Wheelock College, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensing supervisor. With more than 25 years’ experience, she holds a master’s degree in instructional design and several professional coaching certifications.