Teacher Led School Improvement

Author: Judith Durrant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135707928
Format: PDF
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A fresh look at school improvement from the perspective of professional development. There are many things that teachers can do to improve the conditions for learning and teaching in their own schools. This book shows how staff can take the initiative and identify areas in their school in need of attention, and tackle them. It provides case-study accounts of schemes in a number of schools, together with accounts of the action research based development work undertaken by teachers to improve their schools. The studies illuminate issues such as: improving the quality of learning and teaching; developing an effective school council; building partnerships and community schemes; developing economic and industrial understanding.

Trusting Teachers with School Success

Author: Kim Farris-Berg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1610485106
Format: PDF
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Examining the experiences of teachers who are already trusted to call the shots, this book answers: What would teachers do if they had the autonomy not just to make classroom decisions, but to collectively—with their colleagues—make the decisions influencing whole school success? Decisions such as school curriculum, how to allocate the school budget, and who to hire.

Networks for Learning

Author: Chris Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351996975
Format: PDF, Docs
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Educational researchers, policy-makers and practitioners are increasingly focusing their attention on Professional Learning Networks in order to facilitate teacher development and encourage school and school system improvement. However, despite the understanding that PLNs can contribute significantly to improving teaching practice and student achievement, there are key challenges regarding their use. These challenges include: ensuring PLNs can provide opportunities for generating and sharing knowledge within schools enabling teachers and professionals to direct their own development helping individuals change their practices through inquiry-led approaches facilitating partnerships which work across a variety of stakeholders In this new edited volume, Brown and Poortman evaluate these challenges from both a theoretical and practical approach. A multitude of perspectives from a team of international contributors covers: the importance of Professional Learning Networks the use of evidence within PLNs the impact of inter-school networks international cases of networks and communities the promotion and sustainability of PLNs Also featuring case studies and exemplars to contextualise sustainable learning networks, Networks For Learning is an accessible and thoroughly-researched book, which will be essential reading and a valuable resource for researchers, teachers and school leaders who are interested in developing professional learning networks.

Teacher Led Development Work

Author: David Frost
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134006187
Format: PDF
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This is a practical step-by-step guide to how the quality of teaching and learning in schools can be improved through the development of organizational capacity and professional networking. Whether you're involved in the National College of School Leadership's Networked Learning Communities scheme, or simply wish to enable teachers to initiate and sustain education change, this replacement to David Frost's earlier Reflective Action Planning for Teachers will be of great benefit. The book demonstrates how secondary and primary teachers can contribute fully to the improvement of their school, while pursuing their own continued professional development and gaining accreditation through school-based work. It provides guidelines for school managers, higher education tutors, external consultants and LEA advisors establishing school-based support, and gives tried and tested flexible proformas, checklists and other practical tools that are ideal for training, INSET or a personal audit.

Teachers Leading Change

Author: Judy Durrant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900676
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Improving Schools Through Teacher Leadership

Author: Harris, Alma
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335208821
Format: PDF, ePub
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Focusing on the ways in which leadership can be fostered and enhanced, this text argues that teacher leadership is an instrinsic and important part of school and classroom improvement, as well as considering the roles, responsibilities and influences of teachers who lead.

Perfect Teacher Led CPD

Author: Shaun Allison
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 178135197X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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All successful schools have one thing in common - they are full of brilliant teachers. This doesn't happen by chance. If schools are to develop their teachers into first rate reflective and high performing practitioners, they need a varied and personalised CPD programme - based on collaboration and sharing best practice. This book looks at how schools can move away from the 'one size fits all' approach to CPD that still exists in a number of schools, to a CPD programme that will appeal to a range of teachers, unlocking the potential that exists within the staffroom. It's about excellence from within.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

Author: Donald S. Kachur
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616799
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs is a practical guide to planning and implementing brief but focused classroom observations that involves teachers in every step of the process. Drawing from their study of 40 schools in the United States and Canada, the authors show how administrators and teacher leaders moved teachers from resisting to embracing the practice. Readers will learn how to * Foster a school culture that supports walkthroughs. * Implement the components of successful walkthroughs, such as focus and "look-fors," data collection methods, and meaningful follow-up strategies. * Get all teachers involved and actively participating. * Evaluate the walkthrough process and measure its effectiveness. * Use walkthroughs to support professional development related to the Common Core State Standards. This book demonstrates that when teachers learn from one another in a cycle of continuous professional growth--through observation, shared inquiry, dialogue, and follow-up--they develop a sense of collegiality and a common mission. By opening their doors to their peers, they also contribute to broader school improvement efforts that positively affect teaching and learning throughout the school.

Driven by Data

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470548746
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.