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Align The Design

Author : Nancy J. Mooney
ISBN : 9781416606253
Genre : Education
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"This is our THIRD school improvement plan! Why aren't we seeing any results?" "We have all of this data, but we don't know what to do with it!" "What does this workshop have to do with the goals we set for our school? Many of today's school leaders have all the latest tools, techniques, and programs for school improvement. Unfortunately, some leaders fail to create real, sustainable results for their schools because they use one or two "flavor-of-the-month" strategies without connecting all the pieces together for real improvement. In Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement, Nancy J. Mooney and Ann T. Mausbach emphasize the importance of coordinating essential school improvement processes to increase staff capacity, improve student achievement, and develop effective schools. The authors show school leaders how to use "power tools" to *Develop effective curriculum *Make the most of their school's data *Create successful school improvement plans *Implement valuable professional development sessions and workshops *Use efficient supervisory techniques *Foster leadership for school improvement Each chapter includes personal reflections from the authors and lists of touchstone texts that have inspired their efforts. At a time when school leaders are trying to translate urgent calls for higher achievement into actions that work, Align the Designprovides expert guidance and practical tools that will help educators work more purposefully together to create better schools for their students.

Handbook Of School Improvement

Author : Joseph Blase
ISBN : 9781412979979
Genre : Education
File Size : 28. 82 MB
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Capturing insights from 20 successful principals, this illuminating book presents real-world strategies that help school leaders refine their administrative skills and generate dramatic improvements in schoolwide achievement.

Reframing Teacher Leadership To Improve Your School

Author : Douglas B. Reeves
ISBN : 9781416616658
Genre : Education
File Size : 81. 25 MB
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Do you want your school or district to truly become a learning organization? How do you foster lasting and meaningful change? How do you avoid rejection of your new approach to teaching and learning? If you've been involved in a school change effort, you most likely have struggled with these questions. To ease this struggle, Douglas B. Reeves has proposed a new framework to promote effective change efforts through teacher leadership. In this book, you will explore not only cutting-edge research findings, but also practical applications that can help improve student achievement and educational equity. You can learn how to achieve lasting results as an educator and school leader. You can learn from other teacher researchers how to infuse your classroom, school, or district with enthusiasm, meaningful teaching, improved results, and greater satisfaction. Even as you strive for innovation, you naturally want to avoid having the next new thing become the latest old thing. To achieve lasting change, educators must embrace evidence-based decision making rather than the fact-free debate. Reeves has found that educators more readily accept decisions they disagree with if they believe the decision-making process was fair--not based on opinion or hierarchy. Reeves aims for you to help him build a network of teacher leaders based on this new evidence-based framework that will foster resilient learning organizations. Come along--explore, act, and share.

The Learning School

Author : Richard C. Wallace
ISBN : UOM:39015040138136
Genre : Education
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Learn how you can translate what you believe about student learning into useful practice. Your vision-based leadership can help * Build a shared commitment for your school's future * Energize staff and students to work toward real school improvements * Translate your best hopes for your school into reality The authors show you how to use your "vision statement" to create a workable procedure for attaining your goals for your school. Start by creating a positive, encouraging learning environment for your students and your teachers. Provide them with a clear direction for ongoing improvement. Learn how you can bring together the skills and resources from your teachers, parents, and community members to bring about meaningful improvement for your school. Any school leader can use the guidelines here to implement the kind of vision-based leadership that will help them create dramatic gains in their school's learning and teaching--education's bottom line. Take your vision-based goals for your school and turn them into the reality of educational excellence for your students.

Supervision In Practice

Author : Jeffrey Glanz
ISBN : 0761977368
Genre : Education
File Size : 30. 99 MB
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The workbook for Supervision in Practice video This unique workbook explores the cycles of professional development, 10 guidelines of supervision, 14 tools and techniques for observation, quantitative and qualitative observation tools, and alternative approaches to supervision. Worksheet formats with supporting reading materials, overheads, observation practice cards, crib sheets, and a reproducible feedback form are included.

Leading Student Centered Coaching

Author : Diane Sweeney
ISBN : 9781544320571
Genre : Education
File Size : 79. 61 MB
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Essential leadership moves for supporting instructional coaching in your school Strong leadership is essential in any successful instructional coaching effort. This action-oriented guideprovides principals and district leaders with the background, practices, and tools required for leading coaching efforts that have a measurable impact on student and teacher learning. Filled with ideas that school leaders can easily apply, this book includes: Tools and techniques for preparing a school for coaching, launching a coaching culture, and supporting coaches Leadership moves and lessons from the field that provide strategies for building principal and coach partnerships Recommendations for coaches to use as they strive to increase their impact

Rethinking Leadership

Author : Thomas J. Sergiovanni
ISBN : 1412936993
Genre : Education
File Size : 28. 77 MB
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In this updated collection of revolutionary articles, Sergiovanni encourages school leaders to discover the craft of moral leadership, practice effective instructional leadership, and build strong learning communities.

Becoming A Better Teacher

Author : Giselle O. Martin-Kniep
ISBN : 9780871203854
Genre : Education
File Size : 33. 22 MB
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Discusses eight innovations that support a student-centered classroom, including curriculum integration, authentic assessment, and portfolios.

Aligning Resources For Student Outcomes

Author : Milan James Kedro
ISBN : 1578861276
Genre : Education
File Size : 48. 76 MB
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From the practical perspective of an urban educator and school system evaluator, M. James Kedro describes how to use a variety of school-based practices to secure additional resources, improve cohesiveness, and focus on strengths to raise student achievement.

School Improvement For The Next Generation

Author : Stephen White
ISBN : 9781936765911
Genre : Education
File Size : 88. 15 MB
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Discover a fundamentally different way to improve schools. Learn best practices from successful schools that use next-generation school-improvement methods. Focused chapters guide you through the modified planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation cycle at the core of this school-improvement model. Specific strategies empower you to put the knowledge to use.

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