Diagnostic Classroom Observation

Author: Nicole Saginor
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280622
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A complete instructional leadership system for improving classroom practice! Based on the Vermont Classroom Observation Tool, diagnostic classroom observation (DCO) provides principals with guidance for the entire instructional supervision process, from preconference analysis to postconference follow-up. The model includes protocols for observing math/science and literacy instruction, criteria for recognizing exceptional teaching, and standards for determining classroom quality and student engagement. Readers will also find: Classroom observation forms to help identify instructor strengths and weaknesses Scoring forms to assist with the final evaluation and review process Real-world vignettes that illustrate key indicators of quality teaching Guidance for introducing DCO into any school setting

Teacher Evaluation in Second Language Education

Author: Amanda Howard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472511611
Format: PDF
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Effective language learning depends on effective instruction. In order to investigate whether or not this is taking place, teachers' classroom pedagogical practices, both in-service and pre-service, are frequently monitored by means of observation and feedback. However, research indicates that although this process has potential value for teacher learning and development, there are also a number of attendant problems and it is therefore important that practitioners share their experience with others in the field in order to expand the existing knowledge base. This volume investigates participant experiences, looking beyond the materials used and examining the way in which language teachers are evaluated and supported throughout their careers. Particular attention is given to the practices and frameworks involved, outlining key approaches and discussing tools for investigation and collaboration. The book highlights the importance of the use of talk to foster reflection and teacher learning, the value of learning from experienced others and the importance of giving voice to all those involved in the process of development and evaluation.

The Professional Practice of Teaching

Author: Deborah Fraser
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0170192946
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Professional Practice of Teaching contains a wealth of information that pre-service teachers need to know in order to learn to teach effectively. Written specifically for the New Zealand setting, it highlights the range of knowledge and skills that teachers require in order to make a positive difference to their studentsa lives. Every chapter in this fourth edition has been updated to include the latest evidence on best practice, and discussion of current and emerging issues that are impacting upon teachers and their work, such as new policies in curriculum and national standards and the registration of teachers. Throughout the text many case studies, activities and stories from real-life teachers and students help readers to link the theory to their classroom practices. Suitable for beginning teachers in early childhood, primary and secondary, this book will be an invaluable reference throughout your studies and into your teaching career.

Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists E Book

Author: Gail M. Jensen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455706019
Format: PDF, ePub
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Whether you are practicing in an in-patient or an out-patient facility, academic institution, or clinical residency program, this well-respected handbook gives you the background and guidance you need to effectively educate individuals across the continuum of physical therapy practice. Practical, real-life examples show you how to: incorporate health literacy and needs of the learner; assess and adapt to the various learning styles of patients; use simulations in education; facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills; and assess learning outcomes and the effectiveness of your teaching. Plus, four all-new chapters and major revisions of all content throughout the book keep you on top of the latest research and best practices. Coverage of the theory and application of educational principles across the continuum of PT practice provides the information you need to improve your skills in the educational process both in academic and clinical settings. Two section format divides content into two parts: designing academic and clinical education programs and teaching students in academic and clinical settings; and teaching patients and families in clinical and community settings. Variety of teaching and teaching assessment methods expands your teaching, learning, and assessment repertoires. Case stories at the beginning of each chapter allow you to see the relevance of the information in the chapter. Threshold concepts highlight key ideas that are important to know. Annotated bibliography at end of each chapter provides resources for further study. NEW! Chapter on Authentic Assessment: Simulation-Based Education reflects the new ways to facilitate student learning through the use of human simulation models. NEW! Chapter on Strategies for Planning and Implementing Interprofessional Education covers the fundamental concepts of team-based care and interprofessional learning. NEW! Chapter on What Makes a Good Clinical Teacher? translates current research on clinical teaching into clinical education and practice. NEW! Chapter on Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Clinical Reasoning helps you apply current research on clinical reasoning in rehabilitation to clinical education and teaching. NEW! Two combined chapters on Patient Education and Health Literacy (previously chapters 8 and 12) and Applied Behavioral Theory and Adherence: Models for Practice (previously chapters 9 and 10) provide focused presentations on current thinking and practical strategies for addressing health literacy issues in the clinical environment. NEW! Expanded chapter on Post-Professional Clinical Residency and Fellowship Education offers more information on models and trends in residency education and mentoring.

Assessment in Perspective

Author: Clare Landrigan
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109641
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Assessment is an integral part of instruction. For the past decade, the focus on assessment--particularly via high-stakes mandated tests--has shifted away from the classroom and left teachers feeling like they are drowning in data. Assessment is, and needs to be again, much more than a number. Assessment in Perspective is about moving beyond the numbers and using assessment to find the stories they tell. This book helps teachers sort through the myriad of available assessments and use each to understand different facets of their readers. It discusses how to use a range of assessment types--from reading conference notes and student work to running records and state tests--together to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of a reader. The authors share a framework for thinking about the purpose, method, and types of different assessments. They also address the questions they ask when choosing or analyzing assessments: * What type of tool do we need: diagnostic, formative, or summative; formal or informal; quantitative or qualitative? * How do we use multiple assessments together to provide an in-depth picture of a reader? * When and how are we giving the assessment? * Do we want to be able to compare our readers to a standard score, or do we need to diagnose a reader's needs? * Which area of reading does this tool assess? * How can we use the information from assessments to inform our instruction? * What information does a particular assessment tell us, and what doesn't it tell us? * What additional information do we need about a reader to understand his or her learning needs? The book emphasizes the importance of triangulating data by using varied sources, both formal and informal, and across multiple intervals. It explains the power of looking at different types of assessments side-by-side with displays to find patterns or inconsistencies. What's more, students are included as valuable sources of data. Letting students in on the process of assessment is key to helping them set goals, monitor their own progress, and celebrate growth. When assessment is viewed in this way, instruction can meet high standards and still be developmentally appropriate.

Diagnostic Strategies for Common Medical Problems

Author: Edgar R. Black
Publisher: ACP Press
ISBN: 0943126746
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This edition contains diagnostic strategies for 55 common medical problems to guide clinicians in the critical appraisal of evidence-based medicine through quantative decision making. New chapters include peptic ulcer, osteomyelitis, acute sinusitis, osteoporosis, and ovarian cancer.