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).
As the principalship has evolved and grown, so have the expectations of it. With that in mind, ASCD developed the Principal Leadership Development Framework (PLDF). The PLDF establishes a clear and concise definition of leadership and includes clear targets that support the ongoing growth and development of leaders.
Using the Framework, principals will learn to capitalize on their leadership roles:
* Principal as Visionary
* Principal as Instructional Leader
* Principal as Engager
* Principal as Learner and Collaborator
The PLDF also offers 17 criteria of effective practice that allow leaders to focus on behaviors that have the greatest direct effect on the culture and status of learning and teaching. Coupled with the PLDF are tools for self-reflection that help principals identify and strengthen their reflective habits.
Whether you want to develop your own capacities or support the development of a group of principals, assistant principals, or aspiring principals, The Principal Influence can help channel your efforts in ways that promote successful teaching and student learning.
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
The book includes the most comprehensive set of tools available today for classroom walkthroughs, professional development, and effective feedback. It is an invaluable resource for instructional coaches, curriculum coordinators, department chairs, and school leaders.
The revised third edition includes:51 tools usable in print, on laptop computers, or on electronic tablets Strategies for conducting post-observation conferences Indexes to browse and choose the tools that best fit your individual needs
- ensure accountability of teachers who use multiple intelligences, brain-based learning, and other innovations.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.
The new edition of SuperVision and Instructional Leadership continues the innovative approach that has made it so widely popular, and includes a number of new content changes that bring the subject matter thoroughly up to date. Long recognized as a leading text in the field, this book calls for a collegial approach to instructional supervision; considers the knowledge necessary for successful supervision; discusses interpersonal skills, including different approaches to supervision and how they are used in developmental supervision; presents the technical skills of supervision, such as observing, assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating; describes the technical tasks of supervision; and deals with the cultural tasks of supervision. A variety of learning aids ensure understanding of the theories and concepts. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and chapter quizzes.
The new Seventh Edition of the widely popular text from Sergiovanni and Green, The Principalship, gives readers an authoritative look at where and how principals spend their time, standards that inform their behavior, and the competencies they need to master in order to be effective. In it, a new theory for the principalship is advocated that encourages practitioners and students to aspire to the highest good for themselves and all stakeholders. The book addresses today’s most current issues; includes updated research on the principalship; features video clips and Self-Check Quizzes (in the Pearson eText only) and scenarios illustrating important concepts; and continues to focus on leadership as a moral craft that advocates imagination, creativity, and ethical integrity. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments.
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The work of Joyce L. Epstein has advanced theories, research, policies, and practices of family and community involvement in elementary, middle, and high schools, districts, and states nationwide. In this second edition, she shows that there are new and better ways to organize programs of family and community involvement as essential components of district leadership and school improvement.
THE SECOND EDITION OFFERS EDUCATORS AND RESEARCHERS:
A framework for helping rising educators to develop comprehensive, goal-linked programs of school, family, and community partnerships.
A clear discussion of the theory of overlapping spheres of influence, which asserts that schools, families, and communities share responsibility for student success in school.
A historic overview and exploration of research on the nature and effects of parent involvement.
Methods for applying the theory, framework, and research on partnerships in college course assignments, class discussions, projects and activities, and fi eld experiences.
Examples that show how research-based approaches improve policies on partnerships, district leadership, and school programs of family and community involvement.
Definitive and engaging, School, Family, and Community Partnerships can be used as a main or supplementary text in courses on foundations of education methods of teaching, educational administration, family and community relations, contemporary issues in education, sociology of education, sociology of the family, school psychology, social work, education policy, and other courses that prepare professionals to work in schools and with families and students.
"I don't have time to add that to my curriculum."
"We're fighting against impossible odds with these students."
Effective school leadership does not have to be a losing battle. In The Learning Leader: How to Focus School Improvement for Better Results, Douglas B. Reeves helps leadership teams go beyond excuses to capitalize on their strengths and reduce their weaknesses. He introduces the Leadership for Learning Framework, which challenges readers to consider that student achievement is more than a set of test scores. Reeves asserts that when leaders focus exclusively on results, they fail to measure and understand the importance of their own actions. Instead, he encourages leaders to use the Leadership for Learning Framework to look deeper into their results. The framework helps leaders distinguish between "Lucky" educators, who achieve high results but don't understand their actions, and "Leading" educators, who achieve high results and understand how their actions influence their success.
From conducting strategic planning to evaluating projects to organizing leadership teams, The Learning Leader will help leaders reconceptualize their leadership role and motivate their colleagues. Reeves urges teachers and administrators to become more efficient and focused leaders, but most important, he charges them to be better educators for their students.
In his previous best-selling books The Six Secrets ofChange, Leading in a Culture of Change, andTurnaround Leadership, Michael Fullan examined the conceptsand processes of change. In Change Leader he turns his focusto the core practices of leadership that are so vital for leadingin today's complex world. He reveals seven core practices fortoday's leaders, all of which appear to be deceptively simple butactually get to the essence of what differentiates a powerfulleader from one who is merely competent:Practice Drives TheoryBe ResoluteMotivate the MassesCollaborate to CompeteLearn ConfidentlyKnow Your ImpactSustain Simplexity
Throughout the book Fullan argues that powerful leaders havebuilt bedrocks of credibility, have learned how to identify the fewthings that matter most, and know how to leverage their skills inways that benefit their entire organization. The author showsleaders how to avoid policies and strategies that focus on shallowand short-term goals and develop leadership skills for long-termsuccess.
With a wealth of illustrative examples from business, education,nonprofit, and government sectors Change Leader provides amuch-needed leadership guide for today's turbulent climate.
Models of Teaching: The Heart of the Core gives readers well-developed approaches to teaching, grounded in research and experience and designed to ensure the high levels of learning they are intended to generate. With the goal of providing the strongest positive effect on student achievement while keeping in line with the current emphasis on standards-based education, Models of Teaching pairs rationale and research with real-world examples and applications to provide a strong foundation for future and new educators. The book encompasses all of the major psychological and philosophical approaches to teaching and schooling, includes thoroughly documented research on the various models of teaching and their subsequent positive effects on student success, and gives teachers the tools they need to build strong classrooms that accelerate student learning. This new edition features 25 video demonstrations of the models in action and describes each model in relation to the relevant Common Core Standards.