Informal Classroom Observations On the Go

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317923428
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Education

In the third edition of this bestselling book, instructional leadership expert Sally Zepeda shares eleven more field-tested, informal classroom observation tools designed specifically for school personnel working with teachers to assist them in developing their instructional strategies. 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

Instructional Supervision

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317233312
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Genre: Education

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).

Education Under Siege

Author: Arthur Shapiro
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781475803099
Release Date: 2013-10-21
Genre: Education

This book analyzes each major reform--No Child Left Behind, Common Core State Standards, grading schools, evaluating teachers, failing students, vouchers, charters, online virtual charters-- and finds them seriously wanting. We conclude with reforms that work actually helping teachers, kids, parents and communities.

Job Embedded Professional Development

Author: Sally J Zepeda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317820642
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Genre: Education

In today’s schools, teachers are frequently called on to adapt new curricula and instructional practices in their classrooms. Making sense of the complexities of teaching occurs primarily during the work day, and instead of relying on before or after school one-size-fits-all professional development activities, schools must support teachers in learning on the job. The latest book from renowned author Sally J. Zepeda is written for teachers, teacher leaders, and school and district leaders who want to support job-embedded learning, a powerful form of professional development characterized by active learning and reflection grounded in the context of a teachers’ work environment. Job-Embedded Professional Development provides a framework for helping teachers stop, take a deep breath, and learn along the way as they engage in their daily work. Through the engaging job-embedded learning activities, processes, and cases from the field explored in this book, teachers will immediately be able to: Implement what they are learning in the context of their own classrooms; Work with supportive peers who can coach them along the way; Get feedback on what’s working and what needs to be tweaked; Learn as adult learners fully capable of making sound professional judgments; Engage in conversations that allow teachers to dig deeper into their practices; Focus intently on content knowledge and the linkages to instruction and assessment; Capitalize on learning in digital learning environments before, during, and after school; Gain confidence in themselves and others through learning together.

Easy and Effective Professional Development

Author: Catherine Beck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317689775
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Education

Given the current economic climate and budget constraints facing schools, funding for professional development is continually reduced. And yet administrators still need to find methods to implement new instructional initiatives, such as the Common Core State Standards. This important book provides leaders with a high quality professional development approach at a low cost—the Peer Observation Process. Outlined in manageable steps, this strategy will help leaders implement any new school initiative or instructional method, no matter the context. This book will help you: -Support staff with job-embedded learning that includes reflection and feedback -Get your staff excited and engage them in ongoing collaboration -Create teams and organize schedules -Initiate and deliver tough conversations -Address accountability and measure success Based on an established and successful program, this book outlines an effective approach that is easy to implement and will help schools increase student achievement, strengthen school culture, and improve job satisfaction.

The Principal as Instructional Leader

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781596672215
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Education

In the updated third edition of this highly successful book, leadership expert, Sally Zepeda offers savvy advice to both new and seasoned principals and assistant principals. You get practical tools and strategies, along with real-world examples to help you improve teacher effectiveness and boost student achievement. This edition features valuable resources for teacher evaluation and professional development programs, including: Tools and procedures for conducting classroom observations and pre- and post-observation conferences How-to steps for assessing the culture and climate of your school Strategies to address marginal teaching Techniques to support adult learning and professional development Related News & Media Dr. Doug Green featured a book summary of The Principal as Instructional Leader: A Practical Handbook (3rd Edition) on his website. The Principal as Instructional Leader: A Practical Handbook (3rd Edition) by Sally J. Zepeda was reviewed in The 21st Century Principal.

The Instructional Leader s Guide to Informal Classroom Observations

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781596670914
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Like the best-selling first edition, this book shows elementary, middle, and high school principals and other instructional leaders how to-- Make your classroom walk-throughs more productive and efficient- Ensure the professional development and growth of your teachers- Provide teachers with easy-to-digest feedback- Motivate your teachers and improve student learning

Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership

Author: Cathryn S. Magno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136682575
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Education

Through a multi-country study, Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership examines the current global spread of educational leadership, occurring rapidly and widely. Exploring five international case studies of leadership policy, preparation, and practice under the framework of policy borrowing and adaptation, Magno attempts to understand and account for commonalities and differences across country contexts. Rather than assuming a particular model or theory to leadership is best, Comparative Perspectives on International School Leadership takes a policy-oriented perspective and considers how and why certain approaches are being formulated and accepted, including an examination of motivations, influencers, actors, institutions, and implementation processes. Magno ultimately argues that efforts toward formalizing educational leadership reflect current global political objectives to improve schools by increasing accountability, transparency, and professionalism. This engaging book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of educational leadership and comparative education.

Technology for the Teaching and Learning of Science

Author: Karen E. Reynolds
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: UOM:39015037259333
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Educational technology

This book focuses on integrating technology into science instruction. Written to address the issues of learning and teaching with technology in science, rather than on specific hardware and software, it addresses the needs of systemic reform, multicultural concerns, NCATE standards for teacher competency in technology and The National Standards for Science Education.

American History Reader s Theater eBook

Author: Margaret Allen
Publisher: Creative Teaching Press
ISBN: 9781591987888
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Education

American History Readers Theater provides hours of fluency practice that is grounded in the familiar format of American history and features characters students know and may even admire. The scripts and activities in this resource address standards in reading, speaking, and listening while providing a fun environment for everyone involved. When students practice their lines, they read and reread the same passages. Under your direction, they gradually add more expression, read more smoothly, and find any subtle meanings in the passages. American History Readers Theater also meets the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act through direct instruction in three of five key elements of reading instruction: reading fluency, text comprehension, and vocabulary development.

Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists E Book

Author: Gail M. Jensen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455706013
Release Date: 2012-09-02
Genre: Medical

Whether you are practicing in an in-patient or an out-patient facility, academic institution, or clinical residency program, this well-respected handbook gives you the background and guidance you need to effectively educate individuals across the continuum of physical therapy practice. Practical, real-life examples show you how to: incorporate health literacy and needs of the learner; assess and adapt to the various learning styles of patients; use simulations in education; facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills; and assess learning outcomes and the effectiveness of your teaching. Plus, four all-new chapters and major revisions of all content throughout the book keep you on top of the latest research and best practices. Coverage of the theory and application of educational principles across the continuum of PT practice provides the information you need to improve your skills in the educational process both in academic and clinical settings. Two section format divides content into two parts: designing academic and clinical education programs and teaching students in academic and clinical settings; and teaching patients and families in clinical and community settings. Variety of teaching and teaching assessment methods expands your teaching, learning, and assessment repertoires. Case stories at the beginning of each chapter allow you to see the relevance of the information in the chapter. Threshold concepts highlight key ideas that are important to know. Annotated bibliography at end of each chapter provides resources for further study. NEW! Chapter on Authentic Assessment: Simulation-Based Education reflects the new ways to facilitate student learning through the use of human simulation models. NEW! Chapter on Strategies for Planning and Implementing Interprofessional Education covers the fundamental concepts of team-based care and interprofessional learning. NEW! Chapter on What Makes a Good Clinical Teacher? translates current research on clinical teaching into clinical education and practice. NEW! Chapter on Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Clinical Reasoning helps you apply current research on clinical reasoning in rehabilitation to clinical education and teaching. NEW! Two combined chapters on Patient Education and Health Literacy (previously chapters 8 and 12) and Applied Behavioral Theory and Adherence: Models for Practice (previously chapters 9 and 10) provide focused presentations on current thinking and practical strategies for addressing health literacy issues in the clinical environment. NEW! Expanded chapter on Post-Professional Clinical Residency and Fellowship Education offers more information on models and trends in residency education and mentoring.