Helping Teachers Develop through Classroom Observation Second Edition

Author: Diane Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134145977
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in schools for the benefit of the teacher and pupil is not a matter of quick 'tips for teachers.' It requires a fundamental review by every teacher of his or her own performance and its effects on learners. A significant way of achieving this is by systematic classroom observation and feedback from professional colleagues. This book describes how to set up and engage in classroom observation using well-established professional sampling frames. It illustrates how to use focused appraisal sessions and how to deliver the feedback interview. Underpinning the author's practical guidance is a tried and tested theory of improving teaching and learning for school development and performance management. The approach is practical, positive and supportive and is designed for senior staff, SENCOs, teachers in primary and secondary schools and those taking INSET and CPD courses.

Improving Instruction Through Supervision Evaluation and Professional Development

Author: Michael DiPaola
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641131683
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Instructional Supervision

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 159667041X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first edition of Instructional Supervision: Applying Tools and Concepts was highly regarded by both professors and students for its practicality and its - - coverage of tools & strategies to help supervisors work effectively with teachers.- up-to-date approach to clinical supervision which includes teacher portfolios, action research, peer coaching, and other innovative practices.- authentic case studies, classroom examples, field experiences, prompts for reflection, and pragmatic tips.The second edition retains all of these features and goes further by offering -- a comprehensive collection of classroom observation tools.- a new chapter on confronting marginal teaching. - expanded coverage of professional development & its link to teacher evaluation.- extended ELCC-based self-assessment activities for students to help them master the entire cycle of clinical supervision and the development of professional growth plans.

The Art of Awareness Second Edition

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542490
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Learning to closely observe children requires commitment to systematic study and ongoing practice. With activities, experiences, and stories, this book provides that opportunity. Nine observation study sessions help educators of young children discover the many ways that being observant can enhance their teaching. Updates to this second edition reflect current issues in early childhood education, including learning standards, assessment, and technology. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter are popular presenters at early childhood conferences, professional development speakers, and on-site consultants. They have written several books together, including Learning Together with Young Children and Designs for Living and Learning.

Observing Primary Literacy

Author: Margaret Perkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526413159
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A detailed, accessible and literacy-focused textbook for those training to teach in primary education using real life classroom scenarios to explore aspects of good teaching practice.

Teachers Leading Change

Author: Judy Durrant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900676
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Within a theoretical & policy context, the authors offer practical guidance on integrating inquiry with practice, show how to encourage collaboration & critical dialogue within & between schools, & focus strongly on pupil, teacher & organizational learning.

Classroom Observation Tasks

Author: Ruth Wajnryb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521407222
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Classroom Observation Tasks shows how to use observation to learn about language teaching. It does this by providing a range of tasks which guide the user through the process of observing, analysing and reflecting, and which develop the skills of observation. It contains a bank of 35 structured tasks which are grouped into seven areas of focus: the learner, the language, the learning process, the lesson, teaching skills and strategies, classroom management, and materials and resources. This book is suitable for teachers, trainee teachers, teacher trainers and others involved in school-based teacher support, teacher development and trainer training. It has a comprehensive introduction to the tasks and a rationale covering the theoretical issues involved and places the responsibility for professional growth in the hands of the teacher.

Observation in the Language Classroom

Author: Dick Allwright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317869273
Format: PDF
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This book provides an account of classroom observation in a historical and educational perspective. Drawing on extracts from classic studies in this field, Dick Allwright reviews the development of research and experiment since the 1970's. The book thus not only provides a background to recent research, but also identifies areas for future development. Stress is laid on the link to be made between practice and research and it is argued that policy-making. either at classroom or institutional level, is heavily dependent on descriptive accounts of classroom reality.

The Instructional Leader s Guide to Informal Classroom Observations

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317914872
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Through a series of critical essays this book concerns the relationships and possibilities in and between "prose" and "disability." It covers a diverse range from the role of the disability memoir, the effect of disablement on soldiers, phantom limb syndrome and the suspicion of faking it that sometimes surrounds."