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Being a Supervisor: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals

Being a Supervisor: Winning Ways for Early Childhood Professionals

Author: Gigi Schweikert
Product Code: 542454
ISBN: 978-1-60554-245-4
Format: Softbound
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Winning Ways that encourage, empower, and equip you to be an effective supervisor

Are you aspiring to become a supervisor in an early childhood program? Or, have you been in a leadership role for years? Whatever your experience level, this book provides insight, guidance, and exercises to enhance your leadership skills. Being a Supervisor focuses on eight concepts that will help you transition from leading children to leading adults. You will:

  • Recognize and feel comfortable in your role as a supervisor
  • Help adults succeed by expressing clear and reasonable expectations
  • Create a culture that encourages input and allows for mistakes
  • Motivate your team through delegation
  • Communicate honestly and share feedback consistently
  • Follow through on all tasks
  • Stay connected by knowing and encouraging each employee
  • Set a positive tone and be approachable to all staff

  • Softbound, 112 pgs.
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    Review by: Lisa Murphy, MEd, Early Childhood Specialist, Founder & CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc - January 21, 2014
    Many early childhood teachers find themselves hurled into an administrative position. In this book, Gigi assists teachers in framing their new role with language they resonate with—meaning, she makes clear connections between the characteristics they might use to define their work with children and translates what those strengths mean as they embrace their new administrative role.
    Review by: Amy Dombro, Powerful Interactions (NAEYC 2011) - December 11, 2013
    Being a Supervisor provides opportunities for a supervisor to learn new skills and, most important of all, to use him or herself as their own best resource. As we have been learning in Powerful Interactions conversations, being a learner allows a leader to create ripples of positive change that ultimately support teachers, young children, and their families. Gigi is always open to learning and in this book, she engages readers as a partner in a learning conversation that will promote the well-being and learning of everyone in a program.
    Review by: Roger Neugebauer, publisher, Exchange magazine - September 13, 2013
    Gigi Schweikert is one of my favorite writers—she speaks from real life experience, cuts right to the chase, and uses humor well to enliven her messages. Being a Supervisor touches on a critical role. Study after study has confirmed that the quality of supervision in a center has a direct impact on quality of care. Gigi provides a healthy mix of self-evaluation, reflection tools, and practical advice current or would-be supervisors can put immediately into practice.
    Review by: Paula Jorde Bloom, PhD, Michael W. Louis Endowed Chair, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at NLU - September 13, 2013
    Making the leap from teaching to supervising is both exciting and terrifying. In this volume of the Winning Ways series, Gigi Schweikert helps individuals draw on their knowledge of best practices in working with young children to strengthen their repertoire of skills in working with adults. Packed with practical advice, Being a Supervisor will bolster your confidence and help you become respected supervisor in your early childhood program.
    Review by: Richard Gerver, globally renowned author and speaker - September 13, 2013
    Education leadership is perhaps the most rewarding and at times most frustrating role anyone can have. Being a Supervisor is clear, honest, inspirational, and above all things, deeply human. In short, all of the traits of a great leader. This is a great book and a vital tool for any supervisor or aspiring supervisor who wants to do the best for their students now and in the future.
    Review by: Debbie Silver, Early Childhood Speaker And Trainer, Dir. Professional Dev. at Child Care Resources of Rockland - September 13, 2013
    The eight concepts in this book will help people new to supervision roles and it will give food for thought for those more experienced. As I read this book, I could hear Gigi talking to me as only she can. It's like having a private mentoring session!

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