The Power of Teacher Rounds

Author: Vivian Troen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483349969
Format: PDF
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The definitive, step-by-step guide for conducting teacher rounds! With teacher rounds, educators benefit from the observant peer learning that’s common in other demanding fields. From practical strategies to ready-to-use templates, this invaluable book offers a complete toolkit for leading a thriving teacher rounds program. Readers will learn how to: Create positive, empowering teams that lift both instruction and student performance Link teacher rounds with Common Core implementation Develop rounds facilitation skills through vignettes, video clips, and group learning exercises Lead productive year-end program reviews Understand how principals and department chairs can best support the rounds program

Teacher Rounds

Author: Thomas Del Prete
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452268169
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teacher Rounds: Powerful peer-to-peer teacher professional development! Teachers are ready to be in the driver’s seat as leaders of their own learning—and their best professional development resources may be their own classrooms and colleagues. With Teacher Rounds methodology, teachers learn with and from each other through classroom observation and inquiry and develop a trusted community of practice. Scholar-teacher Thomas Del Prete outlines every aspect of this ongoing, collaborative approach: Step-by-step guidance and tools for implementing Teacher Rounds Insights on creating a positive environment for honest feedback A wealth of examples from a high-performing school and across all grade levels and disciplines

The Power of Teacher Teams

Author: Vivian Troen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412991331
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book's companion DVD features richly detailed video case studies that outline concrete steps for developing effective teams that transform schools into learning communities.

Visions from Professional Development School Partners

Author: Michael Cosenza
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641130393
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rich clinical preparation combined with progressive experiences in professional development school (PDS) settings are proposed to bring about systemic and impactful transformation of educator preparation and professional growth in order to improve and enhance P12 student learning. In this book, diverse authors describe their efforts to forge PDS partnerships to develop and deliver high quality training and practical experiences for candidates, and simultaneously provide professional development for experienced practitioners in ways that mirror recommendations found in authoritative reports and literature. The authors’ collective wisdom is vividly captured in the multivoiced chapters that are collaborations between cooperating teachers, school administrators, county and district level administrators, university supervisors, and instructional faculty. The contexts authors write about are recognizable, and the accomplishments they experienced and challenges faced will resonate with institutions courageously undertaking change or renewal. The book will be invaluable to school and university faculty and administrators as they transition to a partnering model of clinical preparation for teacher candidates: it will help stakeholders decide if their schools and institutions are ready to commit to a partnership, and highlight the benefits they stand to gain, but realistically address challenges that may be faced by administrators and faculties as well as teacher candidates in the PDS enterprise.

Leading Instructional Rounds in Education

Author: Thomas Fowler-Finn
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612505275
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Instructional rounds is a powerful form of professional learning aimed at helping schools and systems develop the capacity to educate all children to high levels. In this practical book, Thomas Fowler-Finn, an experienced consultant who has worked closely with the Harvard team that pioneered instructional rounds, discusses how facilitators can skillfully guide a network of educators through the rounds process. He shows how to scaffold participant learning, model effective teaching practices, and gradually transfer agency to the network. Leading Instructional Rounds is an invaluable resource for advancing the work of all facilitators, whether novice or experienced.

Focus on Teaching

Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483344126
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Professional athletes improve their performance by watching videos of themselves and others in action. Educators can do the same! Jim Knight presents a clear process for using video to promote professional growth and teacher effectiveness. With online clips of educators modeling and discussing how they use videos for professional learning, this book shows how videos can help educators: Maximize the effectiveness of instructional coaching, PLCs, and authentic teacher evaluation Encourage self-coaching and peer-coaching Develop a shared understanding of what quality teaching really looks like

School Based Instructional Rounds

Author: Lee Teitel
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612505909
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In School-Based Instructional Rounds, Teitel offers detailed case studies of five different models of school-based rounds and investigates critical learning from each. Instructional rounds--one of the most innovative and powerful approaches to improving teaching and learning--has been taken up by districts across the country and around the world. Now Lee Teitel, an originator of this transformative practice, explores one of the most promising ways in which it is being adapted in the field: implementing instructional rounds networks within, rather than across, K-12 schools. In School-Based Instructional Rounds, Teitel offers detailed case studies of five different models of school-based rounds and investigates critical learning from each. Expanding rounds to include teachers, for instance, offers opportunities for a more direct connection to instructional improvement. Other areas of experimentation include increasing the frequency of visits, engaging participants across diverse roles, and modifying the structure or focus of rounds work. School-Based Instructional Rounds represents an invaluable resource for educators involved in instructional rounds. It marks a significant addition to the literature on this evolving practice.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership

Author: Jessica Johnson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623884
Format: PDF
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Three coaching and leadership experts explore how using instructional coaching techniques enables principals to balance learning leadership with their evaluative and supervisory duties.

Instructional Rounds in Action

Author: John E. Roberts
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781612504964
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over the past few years, districts across the US, Canada, and Australia have begun implementing 'instructional rounds', a set of ideas and practices for advancing systemic, district-wide improvement. But as they do so, practical and theoretical questions arise. This book offers a powerful analysis of how instructional rounds can work 'on the ground', weaving together the voices of stakeholders at all levels - teachers, principals, and district personnel - and presents a number of protocols to support instructional rounds.

Instructional Rounds in Education

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934742167
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Applies the concept of medical rounds to solving instructional problems and outlines the process of planning, organizing, facilitating, and implementing this innovative way to improve teaching and learning by having groups of teachers and administrators observe classrooms.