50 Ways to Be a Better Administrator: Professional Development Techniques

Wayzgoose Press
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 Whether you’re new to the position or a seasoned professional, you can find ways to make your work as an administrator more effective and require less effort. 50 Ways to Be a Better Administrator offers practical, common sense advice on how to improve your professional performance. The examples are drawn from the author’s experience in administration in an Intensive English Program, but the advice is applicable to anyone in an educational context. Advice is provided in the areas of Leadership, Your Team, Communication, Character, and Organization.

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Chris Mares is a teacher, teacher trainer, and writer. He currently directs the Intensive English Institute at the University of Maine in the USA. He is an avid writer, reader, cook, and outdoorsman who likes nothing better than a long walk in the woods of Maine with his dog. He has lived and worked in England, Japan, France, and Israel. 

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Wayzgoose Press
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Published on
Aug 22, 2016
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Pages
80
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Educational Policy & Reform / General
Education / Leadership
Education / Organizations & Institutions
Education / Professional Development
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
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