Crafting the Feedback Teachers Need and Deserve

Author: Thomas M. Van Soelen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317362381
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Crafting the Feedback Teachers Need and Deserve illuminates an often overlooked aspect of educational leadership: providing quality written feedback. This resource offers context, purpose, and techniques on how to capture and write beneficial feedback. Proven in school districts, Van Soelen’s strategies will accelerate improvement in classroom practice and result in teachers who crave feedback and use it to supervise themselves. Full of examples and complete with an assessment tool to gauge current practice, this book shares insights into providing effective observation and feedback within any teacher evaluation system.

School Leadership through the Seasons

Author: Ann T. Mausbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317331990
Format: PDF
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This book offers key tools and tactics that help school leaders navigate the complex and busy work of improving a school, allowing them to maintain success during the full calendar year. Through practical guidance and "Have to Do" strategies, School Leadership through the Seasons breaks down the challenges of leading a school into manageable steps that align with the seasons of the year. After reading this book, you’ll be able to: implement school improvement processes at high levels, build a culture and climate that promotes safety and learning, and respond to student and staff needs.

Ten Steps for Genuine Leadership in Schools

Author: David M. Fultz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315404370
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides busy educators with insight on genuine processes and decision-making that maximizes student learning and overall academic success. Full of examples, templates, reflective prompts, and suggestions on how to plan for and drive daily practice, Ten Steps for Genuine Leadership in Schools explores the importance of a genuine learning environment, genuine instructional practices, genuine innovative processes, a genuine vision and mission of your school, and genuine relationships between staff, students, parents, and community. Covering specific strategies that can be implemented immediately, this book is a straightforward and honest approach in doing what really matters in the principal’s chair to elicit positive student outcomes.

Distributed Leadership in Schools

Author: John A. DeFlaminis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317540875
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Building on best practices and lessons learned, Distributed Leadership in Schools shows educators how to design and implement distributed leadership to effectively address challenges in their schools. Grounded in case studies and full of practical tools, this book lays out a framework for building strategic, collaborative, and instructionally-focused teams. Supported by voices of practitioners and based upon original research, this comprehensive resource shares concrete strategies, tips, and tools for creating teams that are skilled at using data to plan and monitor their work, and successful in facilitating change to improve student learning. This innovative method will aid leader development and facilitate reflection, and will reshape leadership practice in a way that benefits teachers, leaders, schools, and students.

Better Feedback for Better Teaching

Author: Jeff Archer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118701984
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A new and proven paradigm for evaluating teacher effectiveness The Measures of Effective Teaching reflects the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project. The project is dedicated to finding new and more reliable ways to evaluate teacher effectiveness than merely relying on test scores. In the book, Thomas Kane and Steve Cantrell include the key findings on the teaching practices that contribute to student achievement for example starting each class with a clear objective, diagnosing/correcting common student errors. They give school and district administrators a new, more accurate and constructive system for teacher evaluation and feedback. Offers a much-needed resource for accurately measuring how teachers perform in the classroom From the acclaimed Measure of Effective Teaching project of the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation Thomas Kane is deputy director of education for US Programs at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Steve Cantrell is a senior program officer for research and evaluation at the foundation Based on research from the MET project, this important resource gives school administrators an effective way to evaluate teachers.

Message Sent

Author: Kamilah D. Holden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523384563
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Evaluations: a word dreaded by many classroom teachers. Instead of welcoming administrator feedback and incorporating it into their practice, many teachers find this process threatening and a reason to panic. Message Sent can change that. Compiled by veteran teacher and administrator Kamilah D. Holden, Message Sent provides constructive and actionable feedback to teachers on practices observed by administrators during classroom instruction. Designed as a resource to help facilitate better communication between teachers and administrators, this book employs real scenarios and lines of questioning to help the entire educational team gain a better understanding of how they can improve practice and, ultimately, student learning. Divided into four sections, the book covers topics such as instructional delivery, grouping, student tasks, and classroom management. At the end of each of the nineteen scenarios, Holden includes an "Administration Might Ask" section intended to help administrators encourage teachers to develop their own conclusions about their effectiveness. Holden also includes the "Constructive Feedback" exercises to provide specific, actionable guidance, while the "Examples in Practice Scenarios" demonstrate best practices for teachers to model. When teachers and administrators remember that evaluations are designed in order to promote effective teaching, students are the ones who truly win.

A Road Map to PLC Success

Author: Sean McWherter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315404419
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Educators often have trouble properly implementing Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) because they simply don’t know how the process is supposed to work. By cutting through the fluff and generalities, this book provides a clear road map that takes school leaders step-by-step through the entire PLC process. Each chapter addresses a foundational component or protocol necessary for building successful team-based learning communities, using real life examples to help teachers and leaders understand how to integrate this process and avoid common pitfalls that inhibit implementation. Whether you’re just starting the PLC process or you’re looking to get more out of your PLCs, this book will lead you to continued student and teacher growth, regardless of current achievement levels, socioeconomic status, or impending curricular changes.

The New Education

Author: Cathy N. Davidson
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093183
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The most important book I have read in many years." -Tony Wagner, Harvard University i-lab Expert in Residence, author of Creating Innovators A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students Second Edition

Author: Susan M. Brookhart
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141662306X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work boosts student achievement across subjects and grades. In this updated and expanded second edition of her best-selling book, Susan M. Brookhart offers enhanced guidance and three lenses for considering the effectiveness of feedback: (1) does it conform to the research, (2) does it offer an episode of learning for the student and teacher, and (3) does the student use the feedback to extend learning? In this comprehensive guide for teachers at all levels, you will find information on every aspect of feedback, including • Strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work. • How to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction. • When and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback. • A concise and updated overview of the research findings on feedback and how they apply to today's classrooms. In addition, the book is replete with examples of good and bad feedback as well as rubrics that you can use to construct feedback tailored to different learners, including successful students, struggling students, and English language learners. The vast majority of students will respond positively to feedback that shows you care about them and their learning. Whether you teach young students or teens, this book is an invaluable resource for guaranteeing that the feedback you give students is engaging, informative, and, above all, effective.