Evaluating Instructional Leadership

Author: Julie R. Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483384985
Format: PDF, ePub
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Improve Principal Evaluation And Create Highly Effective Leaders! Behind every high-quality principal is an airtight system of leadership evaluation that consistently rewards excellence and remedies deficits. While teacher evaluation methods have improved, instructional leadership evaluation has often stood still—and student learning and achievement have paid the price. This book offers clear solutions to these and related problems. Application of its ideas will ensure high quality leadership in the principal’s office year after year. Content includes: Extensive data, presented in a user-friendly manner Clear connections to the ISLLC Standards for School Leaders A suite of interactive tools, including sample self-assessments, mid-year and final evaluation forms, and professional growth plans

Impact Coaching

Author: Julie R. Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506361803
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Invest in building talent. The best principals don’t just happen. Your single most impactful investment toward student achievement might be an investment in helping leaders learn. This book bucks the notion of leaving principals to learn the ropes on their own. The solid, sustainable, and laser-sharp focus on instructional leadership helps leaders hone, model and lead new learning through deliberate practice by: ? Engaging in rich, rigorous, and reflective open-to-learning conversations with both coaches and colleagues to improve instructional leadership practices ? Leveraging their 5 Big Winner Practices for highest impact, and ? Using Linking Walks to apply new ideas to real scenarios.

Releasing Leadership Brilliance

Author: Simon T. Bailey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506390390
Format: PDF, Docs
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What separates good leaders from brilliant ones? How do you successfully move your school or district from mediocrity to brilliance? Drawing on their expertise in business and education, the authors provide a simple, sustainable framework that will help you overcome educational inertia to reach new heights of achievement. The authors use the forces of flight as a powerful metaphor: Weight: Discover your Personal Brilliance through self-discovery Lift: Engage Collaborative Brilliance through collaboration with all stakeholders Thrust: Drive Team Brilliance by encouraging smart risks and designing potent changes Reduce Drag: Expand Student Brilliance by unleashing imagination, resilience, and hope Download the free study guide at releasingleadershipbrilliance.com

Moving Leadership Standards Into Everyday Work

Author: WestEd
Publisher: WestEd
ISBN: 0914409174
Format: PDF
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Moving Leadership Standards Into Everyday Work: Descriptions of Practicefleshes out the most widely used leadership standards by identifying underlying goals and providing a detailed narrative of specific administrator actions, attitudes, and understanding necessary to attain each goal. These descriptions of practice also depict what each standard looks like across a continuum of development as an administrator moves from being a tactical manager to a strategic instructional leader whose efforts result in improved student learning.

Improving Instruction Through Supervision Evaluation and Professional Development

Author: Michael DiPaola
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641131683
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this second edition of Improving Instruction Through Supervision, Evaluation, and Professional Development we’ve maintained the conceptual framework while updating sections to provide the most recent research on instructional strategies that have the most promise of helping all students learn. Modifications of the law resulting from the reauthorization of the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act—Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (2015)—and their implication for practice are embedded throughout this new edition. Updated data collection tools for classroom observations are also provided. We included a link to a website that contains all the observation tools in electronic format so that observers can have the opportunity to collect data on a tablet or laptop, save the observation data as a PDF file and e-mail those data to the teacher observed. This new edition recognizes the reality that all principals are responsible for supervision, evaluation, and professional development of their teachers—tasks that are neither simple nor without conflict. The primary audience of this text is aspiring and practicing principals. We hope to help them understand both the theory and practice of supervision, evaluation, and professional development. However, observing instruction, collecting data for reflection, and having conversations about teaching, are not the sole provinces of principals. Master teachers, teacher leaders, and teacher colleagues can also benefit from the supervisory sections of the book, especially the chapters on high-quality instruction, improving instruction, and the classroom data collecting tools. The book provides numerous tools specifically designed to collect a variety of data in classrooms to improve instruction. Embedded in each chapter are exercises to apply Theory into Practice by responding to a set of questions posed by the key issues of the chapter. After the explication and illustration of the key concepts and principles of the chapter, actual Instructional Leadership Challenges as described by a successful practicing principal for reflection and analysis.

The Block Scheduling Handbook

Author: J. Allen Queen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145228038X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This step-by-step resource offers three block schedule models, sample lessons, instructional strategies, and templates to get a successful alternative scheduling program up and running.

Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership

Author: Cathryn S. Magno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136682570
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Through a multi-country study, Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership examines the current global spread of educational leadership, occurring rapidly and widely. Exploring five international case studies of leadership policy, preparation, and practice under the framework of policy borrowing and adaptation, Magno attempts to understand and account for commonalities and differences across country contexts. Rather than assuming a particular model or theory to leadership is best, Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership takes a policy-oriented perspective and considers how and why certain approaches are being formulated and accepted, including an examination of motivations, influencers, actors, institutions, and implementation processes. Magno ultimately argues that efforts toward formalizing educational leadership reflect current global political objectives to improve schools by increasing accountability, transparency, and professionalism. This engaging book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of educational leadership and comparative education.

Being an Effective Mentor

Author: Kathleen Feeney Jonson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294038
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This updated edition provides information on stages of teacher development, professional growth, assessment of student work, mentors within teacher induction programs, and components of successful mentoring initiatives.