Collaborative School Reviews

Author: Beverley Freedman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145224295X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Say goodbye to top-down evaluations and hello to collaboration and change! How can you leverage the objectivity of outside evaluators and the knowledge of local educators who understand your school’s particular situation to help you drive school improvement? The answer: collaborative schools reviews conducted by personnel from within your district in collaboration with your school leadership team. Here you’ll find: A research-based case for the value and results of collaborative school reviews Best practices for creating review teams, conducting onsite classroom observations, and aligning with district goals How-to’s for effectively using data to gain a balanced view of school performance

Good to Great to Innovate

Author: Lyn Sharratt
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483331873
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Guide your students to a successful future in the new economy Learn how outstanding schools on five continents address career readiness, and how your program can best prepare students for a successful future. Written for education leaders at all levels, this resource shows how to: Design a continuum of learning that empowers your students to become independent decision-makers Consistently support student voice and choice through all grade levels Integrate multiple Pathways to opportunity in your curriculum by developing local community partnerships Develop an approach to career readiness that recognizes the value of college, the workplace, university and the new “gold collar” jobs, including technology and the skilled trades

Teaching Strategies A Guide to Effective Instruction

Author: Donald Orlich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111832633
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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TEACHING STRATEGIES: A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION, now in its tenth edition, is known for its practical, applied help with commonly used classroom teaching strategies and tactics. Ideal for anyone studying education or involved in a site-based teacher education program, the book focuses on topics such as lesson planning, questioning, and small-group and cooperative-learning strategies. The new edition maintains the book’s solid coverage, while incorporating new and expanded material on InTASC standards, a new chapter on teaching in the inclusive classroom, and an up-to-date discussion of assessment as it relates to inclusion. The text continues to be supported by a rich media package anchored by TeachSource Video Cases, which bring text content to life in actual classroom situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cultivating Leadership in Schools

Author: Gordon A. Donaldson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780807747100
Format: PDF, Docs
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An excellent resource for aspiring and experienced instructional leaders, this popular text reveals a practical model of leadership for teacher leaders, principals, and school teams. It honors the working realities of schools and highlights interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and qualities essential to successful school leadership. This completely updated Second Edition features: greater emphasis on how the roles of formal and informal teacher leaders and principals can complement one another in shaping strong leadership for a school; integration of current research and thinking to support the book's relational model of leadership (e.g., relational trust; learning communities; emotional intelligence); more graphic summaries to assist leadership teams, classes, and individual readers in applying the Three Stream Leadership Model to their own schools and work; and more illustrative examples showing the Model at work.

Understanding educational leadership

Author: Hugh Busher
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335217182
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book shows how school leaders at all levels from the most senior manager to the classroom teacher can help to build learning communities through collaborating and negotiating with their colleagues, students and students' parents and carers, as well as with external agencies and local communities, to sustain and develop the enjoyment of successful learning among the members of a school. It looks at how positive cultures can be constructed that support inclusive and exciting teaching, enthusiastic teachers and engaged students, parents and carers. Drawing on research, the book examines topics such as the nature of leadership, especially distributed and teacher leadership; the politics of education management; the construction of inclusive cultures in schools; school improvement; and the construction of collaborative and inclusive work groups. It uses a range of critical perspectives to examine processes of change and the relationships of people in school communities to each other and to their social, economic and policy contexts. The book argues that it is essential to develop inclusive education in order to promote student engagement, social justice and equity within formal education. Understanding Educational Leadership is key reading for teachers, headteachers, school leaders, policy makers, Education students and practitioners, and others who have an interest in improving schooling.

Because of the Kids

Author: Jennifer E. Obidah
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807740125
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book details the story of two teacher-researchers--Jennifer, who is African American, and Karen, who is White--as they set out on a collaborative three year study to explore the impact of racial and cultural differences in Karen's urban middle school classroom. They describe how they learn to confront and deal with the challenges they face so that they can work together. Their study presents the difficulties and importance of collaborations between teachers from different racial and cultural backgrounds as well as insights on how race and culture evolve in teacher-student interactions.

Quality Criteria for High Schools

Author: California. Office of School Improvement
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Guidelines for conducting a program quality review or school self-evaluation are presented. The program quality review process is designed to evaluate curriculum and instructional strategy effectiveness, guide the development of an action plan, and provide a model for school self-study. Part 1 describes applications of the quality criteria to planning and implementing school improvement initiatives. Part 2 contains a guide for school self-evaluation. Part 3 describes quality review methodologies, applications of quality criteria to curricular programs, and suggestions for improvement. The final section discusses specific features of the criteria. (LMI)

Preventing Eating Related and Weight Related Disorders

Author: Gail L. McVey
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554584248
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents a collection of writings by expert researchers from Canada, the United States, and Australia who are committed to finding common cause and common ground in the prevention of eating disorders and obesity. The ten chapters in this book seek to create a new public health approach to the prevention of weight-related disorders, one that counters the confusion and frustration from public policies, messages, and programs that recipients of prevention efforts often experience. The first section looks at prevention from a public health perspective, and the second section highlights theories from risk and resilience research that can inform the prevention of weight-related disorders. The contributions are varied in their theories and models, but woven throughout is the theme of collaboration in changing public institutions and social systems that promotes universal prevention and fosters mental health and resilience. Unique methods of linking systems and fostering partnerships across sectors and disciplines are highlighted, and readers are exposed to innovative ideas of how to move the field of prevention science forward to reduce the onset of negative body image, unhealthy weight management, eating disorders, and disordered eating. Preventing Eating-Related and Weight-Related Disorders is the second in a series of titles from The Community Health Systems Resource Group at The Hospital for Sick Children. This series will educate researchers, policy-makers, students, practitioners, and interested stakeholders on such topics as early intervention in psychosis, aggressive behaviour problems, eating-related disorders, and marginalized youth in educational contexts.