you don t have to be bad to get better a leader s guide to improving teacher quality

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You Don T Have To Be Bad To Get Better

Author : Candi B. McKay
ISBN : 9781452240879
Genre : Education
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This practical guide offers a laser-like focus on what it takes to develop, support, and sustain quality teaching in any school environment.

Feedback To Feed Forward

Author : Amy Tepper
ISBN : 9781544320236
Genre : Education
File Size : 30. 54 MB
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Feedback that works—for leadership that makes a difference. Leaders know that feedback is essential to teacher development. Crafting the right feedback, however, can be daunting. This how-to book introduces a dynamic yet practical leadership model that helps leaders in all roles and at all experience levels conduct comprehensive observations, analyze lessons for effectiveness, and develop high-leverage action steps that change practices and outcomes. Features include Comprehensive explanations of standards and discrete core skills Explicit think-alouds, ready-to-use strategies, and field-tested lesson examples Evidence-collection notes—with templates—from live observations Feedback samples across grade levels and content areas Reblicable case studies for professional learning

Excellent Educators A Wise Giver S Guide To Cultivating Great Teachers And Principals

Author : Laura Vanderkam
ISBN : 9780989220262
Genre : Reference
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The strongest influence on whether a student learns (and how much) is the teacher. Never mind fancy facilities, new technology, top curricula, or more school spending—research shows that the intelligence, skill, and dedication of the instructor is two to three times as important as any other contribution to student outcomes. If we want to improve schools, we must raise the quality of teachers. Yet credentials, degrees, years on the job have little to do with classroom excellence. Fascinating investigations have recently given us clearer pictures of what a successful teacher looks like. Now leading schools are beginning to hire and mentor teachers differently, with a clear-eyed focus on their demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to their students. New techniques for measuring and enhancing the teacher’s capacity to add value in the classroom are the most promising elements in school reform today. Putting them into effect, though, requires wise and brave school leaders. Without bold, sober, demanding principals, few schools will build a truly excellent set of instructors. This book is for public-spirited donors who want to foster educational excellence by elevating teachers and principals. It reviews the latest academic research and on-the-ground experience of reformers and offers practical advice on multiple fronts. It is written for philanthropists and allies active in the field who want to make a positive difference.

Leading Professional Learning Teams

Author : Susan E. Sather
ISBN : 9781412965538
Genre : Education
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Developed by Education Northwest (formerly NWREL), this guide offers a data-driven model for implementing professional learning teams to strengthen teacher collaboration, improve instruction, and increase student achievement.

Teacher Leader Stories

Author : Judy Swanson
ISBN : 9781412995238
Genre : EDUCATION
File Size : 69. 77 MB
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This practical guide provides compelling case studies, explicit guidance on using case writing and case analysis, and a facilitator's guide to enrich teachers' professional learning.

Holistic Pedagogy

Author : Carlo Ricci
ISBN : 9783319149448
Genre : Education
File Size : 85. 70 MB
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This book illuminates what must always be at the heart of powerful schooling and authentic learning. Its focus is on free learning, with an emphasis on early East Asian thought as a vehicle through which learning may emerge. The volume describes learning as helping the learner become more conscious, more aware. As such the authors explain how quality learning encompasses all learning that is chosen by the learner. It is non-judgmental and their idea is that if learning is done by choice then direct harm will be mitigated because quality, willed learning is not just about the individual, but includes others — it is community focused as well as self-determined. In the first part of the volume the authors look specifically at how quality willed learning can inform the state and how it can protect the rights of children. The second part looks at what quality willed learning can mean to leaders. In the last part the authors look at what it can mean for teachers and finally what it can mean for the learners themselves.

Engaging Students

Author : Phillip C. Schlechty
ISBN : 9780470640081
Genre : Education
File Size : 41. 17 MB
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ENGAGING STUDENTS In Phillip Schlechty's best-selling book Working on the Work, he outlined a motivational framework for improving student performance by improving the quality of schools designed for students. Engaging Students offers a next-step resource in which Schlechty incorporates what he's learned from the field and from the hundreds of workshops he and the Schlechty Center staff have conducted since Working on the Work was first published. This innovative and practical book is focused on helping teachers become increasingly successful in designing engaging work for their students. Schlechty contends that rather than viewing schools as teaching platforms, schools must be viewed as learning platforms. Rather than seeing schools as knowledge distribution systems, schools must be seen as knowledge work systems. Rather than defining teachers as instructors, teachers must be defined as designers, leaders, and guides to instruction. Engaging Students also includes useful questionnaires that will facilitate discussion, analysis, and action planning at both school and classroom levels. Praise for Engaging Students "In Engaging Students, Schlechty boldly delineates why the focus on engaging students overrides the focus on test scores. Every teacher and administrator in my district will use this guide to transform our entire organization into one that is truly focused on student engagement." —KIM REDMOND, superintendent, Canton Local Schools, Canton, Ohio "This insightful book reminds us that every decision made in schools should ultimately benefit students. You will find yourself referring to this book again and again as a guide to support you in your role as an educator." —ALLENE MAGILL, executive director, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, Atlanta, Georgia "Here is a much-enriched framework for everything Dr. Schlechty advocates: well articulated curriculum standards, schools as a platform for learning, teachers as leaders and designers of engaging and meaningful work, and students becoming responsible for their learning." —NYANA SIMS, K-12 literacy and induction facilitator, Goshen School District, Torrington, Wyoming "By understanding and implementing the principles so thoughtfully articulated in this book, schools can become centers of highly engaged learners—and in that endeavor find again the joy of teaching and learning." —JOHNNY VESELKA, executive director, Texas Association of School Administrators, Austin, Texas

A School Leader S Guide To Excellence

Author : Carmen Fariña
ISBN : 0325011389
Genre : Education
File Size : 61. 84 MB
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Is something - no matter how big or small - holding your school back? If so, turn to Carmen Farina and Laura Kotch. In New York City they've transformed struggling schools into excellent schools and made good ones great. And in A School Leader's Guide to Excellence they'll show you a direct, detailed road to improving schoolwide achievement. Farina and Kotch present their ideas with step-by-step instructions, implementation and evaluation advice, artifacts of their own reform efforts, and all the modifiable forms and documents you'll need.

25 Days To Better Thinking Better Living

Author : Linda Elder
ISBN : 0131738593
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 46. 15 MB
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You are what you think! Take control of your thinking...and start living life to the fullest! In just 25 days, you can discover how to cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices in every area of your life—from work and money to your intimate relationships. Discover how to overcome bad thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions...clarify what you really want...recognize what you don’t know. Ask the right questions...resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy...Avoid worrying, conformism, and blame! 25 powerful ways to improve your thinking—and make smarter, better decisions. Stop deceiving yourself: Overcome built-in self-delusion, wishful thinking, and worrying. Use better thinking to make better decisions at work, at home, and throughout your life. Critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss...even your family! Quick, practical, easy to use! Includes daily/weekly action plans, progress notes, and more.

Pgce Survival Guide Incorporating Pgcetips

Author : Tim Handley
ISBN : 9781446164907
Genre :
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The PGCE Survival guide- the Essential guide to your teacher training. Fed up of reading boring theory book after theory book? Want to know what being a trainee teacher is really like? Wouldn't it be great if you could just get real tips, from real teachers? The PGCE Survival Guide is full of useful and practical hints, tips and advice from recent PGCE graduates and more experienced teachers covering every element of teacher training, from your first day at university, through the hectic world of placements to finding a job- we have it all covered! You won't find countless chapters about educational theory- just real tips and advice from real teachers. The PGCE survival guide also includes #pgcetipos - over 300 super useful hints and tips from the education community on twitter. Edited by Tim Handley, a recent PGCE graduate from the University of East Anglia. Illustrated by Helen Morgan

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