Collaborative School Reviews

Author: Beverley Freedman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483307549
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
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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 C. Orlich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111832633
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

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.

Quality Criteria for High Schools

Author: California. Office of School Improvement
Format: PDF, Docs
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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)

All Together Now

Author: Suzie Boss
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506350143
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A framework for leading change Education is evolving rapidly. To sustain change, school communities need broad support for shifts in teaching and learning that promise better outcomes for learners. This requires collaborative inquiry and hard conversations involving everyone with a stake in student success. Designed to promote and provoke conversations inside and outside schools, All Together Now will inspire educators and fellow stakeholders to embark on the challenging work ahead. Readers will find a clear, four-part framework that will help them navigate the journey by understanding • Why they should build common understanding about change • How to move from vision to reality • The What-ifs of trouble shooting strategies • The power of The Future Story to move forward with optimism