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Teachers expect their leaders to know them, what they are good at, and what they value in the school and district. So, what do teachers want from leaders?

To feel valued and appreciated

To know what to do to improve

To provide input about their work

To have the resources needed to do a good job

To engage in processes that help with workplace productivity

To improve performance, principals must first establish relationships with teachers or build an emotional bank account with them. This is a Must Have given a leader’s roll to evaluate teachers. One reason why? Student achievement is difficult to improve without principals having effective working relationships with their teachers.

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Blog content contributed from Dr. Janet Pilcher and Dr. Robin Largue. For more information about the role of leader-teacher relationships check out the Introduction and Chapter 1 of How to Lead Teachers to Become Great.

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