Instructional Supervision

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131723331X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This essential text for prospective school leaders enrolled in instructional supervision and evaluation courses provides the knowledge and practical tools to improve teacher effectiveness. Melding theory and practice, this book is a definitive guide to successful classroom observations, pre- and post-observation conferences, and approaches such as action research, peer coaching, and mentoring. The fourth edition of this text has been thoroughly updated to meet the needs of school leaders in today’s educational climate. Features new to this edition include: Additional and updated tools to support school leaders in conducting effective classroom observations and assessing teachers’ professional learning needs; New case studies, suggested fieldwork, and extended reflections to outline practical applications for the strategies discussed; Suggested readings to supplement the information included in this book; Expanded discussions of professional learning communities and the topic of motivation; New chapters on teacher evaluation and instructional strategies that support personalization and learning technologies. This book offers strategies to work with teachers at all stages in their careers, laying a strong foundation for effective instructional supervision in PreK-12 schools. Many of the templates and tools in this book are also available as free eResource downloads from our website (www.routledge.com/9781138649347).

Instructional Supervision

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 159667041X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

School Leader s Guide to Root Cause Analysis

Author: Paul Preuss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317926277
Format: PDF, Docs
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Don’t jump from problem to solution without first investigating root causes. This book helps you more accurately focus on school improvement issues, so you can avoid wasting precious time and resources. It is clearly written, contains lots of real examples, and is presented in a style and format designed for the non-expert. It will help you make decisions which will improve learning for all students.

Professional Development

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317926005
Format: PDF
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This top-selling book will serve as the compass and road map to your school’s professional development journey. A comprehensive and authoritative resource you will go to again and again, this book helps guide principals, directors of professional development, school/district committees, and other leaders in creating an effective professional development program that moves ideas from knowledge to action. Topics include: Learning Communities Job-Embedded Learning Coaching Teacher Study Groups Critical Friends Lesson Study Portfolios And more! Additionally, this book features helpful case studies, useful forms and templates, sample agendas, and other invaluable resources for professional development. The second edition contains the following enhancements: Expanded coverage of job-embedded learning, which is a cost-effective way for administrators to enhance professional development with their staff More information on the theoretical grounding of professional development with applications that can be readily adapted for use in schools Updated references and figures to reflect newly published literature on the topics covered User-friendly tabs, so you can find and return to your favorite sections time after time

Advocacy Leadership

Author: Gary L. Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135847789
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this timely and important new book, Gary Anderson provides a devastating critique of why a managerial role for educational leaders is counterproductive, especially for improving opportunities for low-income students and students of color, and instead proposes ways of re-theorizing educational leadership to emphasize its advocacy role. Advocacy Leadership lays out a post-reform agenda that moves beyond the neo-liberal, competition framework to define a new accountability, a new pedagogy, and a new leadership role definition. Drawing on personal narrative, discourse analysis, and interdisciplinary scholarship, Anderson delivers a compelling argument for the need to move away from current inauthentic and inequitable approaches to school reform in order to jump-start a conversation about an alternative vision of education today.

Guiding Professional Learning Communities

Author: Shirley M. Hord
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141297271X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This research-based sequel to Leading Professional Learning Communities focuses on the practical process of implementing, improving, and sustaining PLCs. Appropriate for groups at all stages of PLC development, this field book helps educators improve PLC operations by facilitating individual and group development and growth. The authors provide learning opportunities that generate conversations about adult learning and contribute to supportive conditions that strengthen teacher quality and raise student outcomes.

Supervision

Author: Jeffrey Dr. Glanz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814968
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This edited volume presents the most current thinking about state of the field of supervision. It gathers the top scholars in the field to bring their knowledge and expertise to bear on some of the intractable problems and issues in the field. Readers will be impressed by the depth and breadth of coverage. Combined with the latest theories, the volume provides practical ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools for all students.

Instructional Leadership for School Improvement

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317919300
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores the principal’s role in meeting high expectations for student achievement. It provides detailed tips and strategies to show you what principals need to do to: assess and promote a culture and climate for school improvement, build teams and support the work their work, create the conditions so that teacher leaders can emerge, and monitor school improvement efforts