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Take a deep dive into the five practices for facilitating productive mathematical discussions Enhance your fluency in the five practices-anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting-to bring powerful discussions of mathematical concepts to life in your middle school classroom. This book unpacks the five practices for deeper understanding and empowers you ...
The Five Practices in Practice [Middle School]: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your Middle School Classroom
Take a deep dive into the five practices for facilitating productive mathematical discussions Enhance your fluency in the five practices-anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting-to bring powerful discussions of mathematical concepts to life in your middle school classroom. This book unpacks the five practices for deeper understanding and empowers you to use each practice effectively. Video excerpts vividly illustrate the five practices in action in real middle school classrooms Key questions help you set learning goals, identify high-level tasks, and jumpstart discussion Prompts guide you to be prepared for and overcome common challenges Includes planning templates, sample lesson plans and completed monitoring tools, and mathematical tasks.
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40.94 USD

The Five Practices in Practice [Middle School]: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your Middle School Classroom

by Miriam Gamoran Sherin, Margaret (Peg) S. Smith
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Comprehensive in scope, CLARITY illustrates how system and school leaders must come together to boost student achievement and build teacher capacity to learn, teach and lead. By emphasizing collaborative processes, Lyn Sharratt's detailed design demonstrates how shared knowledge, equity and expertise can make every classroom more impactful and every teacher ...
CLARITY: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching, and Leading
Comprehensive in scope, CLARITY illustrates how system and school leaders must come together to boost student achievement and build teacher capacity to learn, teach and lead. By emphasizing collaborative processes, Lyn Sharratt's detailed design demonstrates how shared knowledge, equity and expertise can make every classroom more impactful and every teacher more empowered.
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44.35 USD

CLARITY: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching, and Leading

by Lyn D. Sharratt
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It considers how to make effective use of good evidence to build, refine and adapt leadership development initiatives so they contribute to growth in powerful forms of leadership and those conditions in schools that matter most to students.
Leadership Development on a Large Scale: Lessons for Long-Term Success
It considers how to make effective use of good evidence to build, refine and adapt leadership development initiatives so they contribute to growth in powerful forms of leadership and those conditions in schools that matter most to students.
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37.750000 USD

Leadership Development on a Large Scale: Lessons for Long-Term Success

by Kenneth Leithwood
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This boundary-breaking professional-learning process - centered on teacher voice and grounded in collaboration and data-informed planning - challenges schools to move beyond accountability standards and toward innovative learning that ignites student engagement. The Transform Academy story is accompanied by action steps, strategies, inspiring vignettes,research connections, discussion questions, and activities and ...
Minding the Future: Revitalizing Learning Cultures Through Teacher Leadership
This boundary-breaking professional-learning process - centered on teacher voice and grounded in collaboration and data-informed planning - challenges schools to move beyond accountability standards and toward innovative learning that ignites student engagement. The Transform Academy story is accompanied by action steps, strategies, inspiring vignettes,research connections, discussion questions, and activities and prompts.
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35.650000 USD

Minding the Future: Revitalizing Learning Cultures Through Teacher Leadership

by Stephanie L. Edgar, Susan K. Borg, Angeline A. Anderson
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Based on current understanding of human abilities, every child can be great. This book brings research from different disciplines to show where children's strengths and passions can be found and argues that in order to teach for greatness, we need to make education personalizable. The author uses examples and stories ...
Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children
Based on current understanding of human abilities, every child can be great. This book brings research from different disciplines to show where children's strengths and passions can be found and argues that in order to teach for greatness, we need to make education personalizable. The author uses examples and stories throughout the book to describe practices that have gone awry and, more importantly, ones that have worked, especially with disadvantaged children.
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27.29 USD

Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children

by Yong Zhao
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This book will addresses critical issues such as: - the importance of sustained, stable, and effective site leadership for school improvement - the growing shortage of qualified candidates for the headteachership - the inadequacy of traditional pre-service programs - the need for quality headteacher induction programs which include a mentoring ...
Blended Coaching: Skills and Strategies to Support Principal Development
This book will addresses critical issues such as: - the importance of sustained, stable, and effective site leadership for school improvement - the growing shortage of qualified candidates for the headteachership - the inadequacy of traditional pre-service programs - the need for quality headteacher induction programs which include a mentoring or coaching component This book, while grounded in research and theory, will provide readers with practical skills and strategies for leadership coaching that are explicitly tied to the needs of headteachers. It will make sense of the often contradictory literature on coaching by promoting a new approach, that of Blended Coaching, which recognizes that effective coaches move between facilitative and instructional approaches in their practice.
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33.550000 USD

Blended Coaching: Skills and Strategies to Support Principal Development

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`A highly recommendable and powerful work...I have found this book to be both a revelatory mirror on past events and an inviting window to future prospects. I am certain that it will be of equal or greater value to all those involved and interested in the tangled complexities, and inherent ...
Educational Leadership: Culture and Diversity
`A highly recommendable and powerful work...I have found this book to be both a revelatory mirror on past events and an inviting window to future prospects. I am certain that it will be of equal or greater value to all those involved and interested in the tangled complexities, and inherent rewards, of educational leadership, particularly within international or cross-cultural contexts' - Daniel H. Jarvis, International Review of Education `Clive Dimmock and Allan Walker's books is a valuable addition to the overcrowded literature on leadership. This is a useful and important book because citizenship, globalization and the tensions with nationality should be the concern of all who lead any school; even monofaith, monoethic and monolingual schools' - Tim Brighouse, TES Friday 'The authors offer a rigorous and systematic analysis based on careful definition, illustration and discussion which demonstrates the importance of understanding culture, leadership and their interaction in different contexts: in doing so they provide a powerful antidote to the simplistic export of ideas and lay foundations for a more sophisticated conceptual framework for the study of educational leadership' - John West-Burnham, International Leadership Centre, University of Hull This key text in educational leadership focuses on the significance of the context and culture of schools. The book addresses the growing recognition of cultural differences between societies and the resultant differences in schooling. It also deals with vital issues relating to multicultural education and the leadership of multicultural schools. Drawing on their first-hand experience, the authors explore the differences evident in classroom teaching and learning, as well as organizational, leadership and management aspects of schools. They show how such differences can make over-reliance on Anglo-American approaches misleading, ineffective and restrictive. Key features of the book include: - a methodology to support the emerging field of international and comparative educational leadership and management - in-depth comparative analysis of Anglo-American and Asian schooling and educational management - the leadership of multi-cultural schools This book is essential reading for professionals and students of educational leadership and management, as well as administrators.
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78.750000 USD

Educational Leadership: Culture and Diversity

by Allan David Walker, Clive Dimmock
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`The Moral Imperative of School Leadership is an important read for school leader and system administrators, not so much because it provides a prescription of the future of public education, but more because it elevates the moral imperative of public schooling and enshrine s the view that effective school leadership ...
The Moral Imperative of School Leadership
`The Moral Imperative of School Leadership is an important read for school leader and system administrators, not so much because it provides a prescription of the future of public education, but more because it elevates the moral imperative of public schooling and enshrine s the view that effective school leadership must be drive from a deep moral purpose' - Journal of Educational Administration `The Moral Imperative of School Leadership is sequel to what many heads consider Michael Fullan's best and most practical book, Leading in a Culture of Change. Here he follows up moral purpose, brought into sharp relief in individual schools. Without moral purpose, nothing of value is achieved. We learn how it is developed effectively and Michael Fullan makes the difficult but important case that truly moral school leadership recognizes its obligation to the wider community and other schools, an argument that those of us pushing for collegiates will welcome' - Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement `The Moral Imperative of School Leadership is another slim volume in a series of such texts by this powerful figure and, after a series of understandably laudatory statements by colleagues and admirers, actually commences by reflecting back on his previous text What's Worth Fighting For in the Principalship (1997). As one has come to expect from this eminent writer this is a highly readable, well structured and accessible text that is above all positive. Indeed I have no doubt that many will find the work inspirational' - Mark Brundett, School Leadership and Management The author examines the moral purpose of school leadership and its critical role in `changing the context' in which the role is embedded. In this bold step forward, Michael Fullan calls for principals to become agents as well as beneficiaries of the processes of school change. Concepts explored in depth include: } why `changing the context' should be the main agenda for the principalship } why barriers to the principalship exist } why the principal should be seen as the Chief Operating Officer of a school } why the role of the principal should figure more prominently within the system.
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31.450000 USD

The Moral Imperative of School Leadership

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This is a guide to developing students' critical thinking, abstract reasoning, and creative learning skills with concept-based teaching. Concept-Based teachers will learn how to meet the demands of rigorous academic standards, engage students in inquiry through inductive teaching and identify conceptual lenses as well as craft quality generalizations.
Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom
This is a guide to developing students' critical thinking, abstract reasoning, and creative learning skills with concept-based teaching. Concept-Based teachers will learn how to meet the demands of rigorous academic standards, engage students in inquiry through inductive teaching and identify conceptual lenses as well as craft quality generalizations.
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36.700000 USD

Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom

by Rachel French, Lois A. Lanning, H. Lynn Erickson
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This book provides proactive guidelines to help identify cyberbullying warning signs and prevent inappropriate behaviors! Focusing on the kinds of hurtful behaviors youth may experience online, this resource provides educators with information, guidelines, and resources to identify and respond effectively to cyberbullying and give students the protection they need. This ...
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying
This book provides proactive guidelines to help identify cyberbullying warning signs and prevent inappropriate behaviors! Focusing on the kinds of hurtful behaviors youth may experience online, this resource provides educators with information, guidelines, and resources to identify and respond effectively to cyberbullying and give students the protection they need. This groundbreaking book by two of the leading experts in the field offers the personal voices of youth affected by, or involved in, cyberbullying incidents and includes: illustrations of what cyberbullying looks like; tips for identifying cyberbullies or targets; 'Breakout Boxes' highlighting hundreds of anti-cyberbullying strategies; a review of the latest research and important legal rulings; strategies for responsible social networking; and, strategies for working with parents and law enforcement.
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44.35 USD

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying

by Justin W Patchin, Sameer K Hinduja
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Everyday, a wide range of learning, behavioural, physical, and emotional problems interfere with the ability of students to participate effectively and fully benefit from the instruction teachers provide. Such barriers to learning encompass both learning disabilities and special needs as well as a wide range of external factors stemming from ...
The School Leader's Guide to Student Learning Supports: New Directions for Addressing Barriers to Learning
Everyday, a wide range of learning, behavioural, physical, and emotional problems interfere with the ability of students to participate effectively and fully benefit from the instruction teachers provide. Such barriers to learning encompass both learning disabilities and special needs as well as a wide range of external factors stemming from restricted enrichment opportunities. This guide for school leaders, and its companion volume for site-based staff, emphasizes frameworks and strategies for dealing with the entire range of learning, behaviour, and emotional problems seen in schools within a context that emphasizes student and staff strengths, resilience, assets, and protective factors. The authors provide a four-pronged approach to addressing barriers to learning, emphasizing adopting an intervention framework that is comprehensive, multifaceted and cohesive; rethinking infrastructure and policy; and using a sophisticated approach to facilitating major systemic changes. Built on decades of research, and endorsed by more than 20 professional associations, the authors' approach provides specific tools and strategies for understanding and assessing the gap between what students need and what they are receiving, as well as creating the analyses and implementation frameworks that will lead to new and better directions for addressing barriers to learning. A series of orienting questions at the start of each chapter will help readers visualize how the content applies to their own specific schools and districts and can also be used to guide discussions with colleagues and community, and as a focus for staff development sessions. More than 75 figures, guides, and tools for analysis and capacity building are also included in the book, as are cartoons, quotations, and case studies.
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95.500000 USD

The School Leader's Guide to Student Learning Supports: New Directions for Addressing Barriers to Learning

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Updated Edition of Bestseller! Foreword by Shirley Hord 'Planning is an important thing. What Whole-Faculty Study Groups has done for us is to ensure that we never forget that implementation is the only thing' - Jack Ernst, Superintendent , Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO 'This third edition from Murphy and ...
Whole-Faculty Study Groups: Creating Professional Learning Communities That Target Student Learning
Updated Edition of Bestseller! Foreword by Shirley Hord 'Planning is an important thing. What Whole-Faculty Study Groups has done for us is to ensure that we never forget that implementation is the only thing' - Jack Ernst, Superintendent , Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO 'This third edition from Murphy and Lick is a superb resource and a must read for all educators involved in the improvement of education. It should be in the hands of individuals from the state department of education to the classroom teacher, for it speaks to all layers of the system, and to the role that each person must play to assure successful learning for all students' - from the Foreword by Shirley Hord, Scholar Emerita , Southwest Educational Development Laboratory One of the most successful and exciting approaches to staff development, school reform, and systemic change in education today! Used by hundreds of schools and school districts in the US, the Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-driven, holistic process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. While providing a step-by-step methodology for the development and implementation of successful WFSGs, this newest edition of Murphy and Lick's groundbreaking bestseller incorporates the most current theoretical concepts on change, the latest refinements to change management procedures, and a wealth of new experiences from more than two thousand individual study groups. Other significant revisions to this edition include: - Three additional chapters: the research foundation for WFSGs, how to recognize and understand school culture, and fourteen key findings - A reorganization of chapters to make the book even more reader-friendly - New material on timely topics such as 'learning communities' and 'learning teams' - An increased focus on assessment of student results - Updated sets of resources and illustrations in the appendix WFSGs are a proven way to successfully reform, improve, and change schools to meet tomorrow's needs. Filled with real-life examples and illustrative cases, this book provides both the practical knowledge and the theoretical foundation necessary to negotiate the societal, organizational, and cultural barriers affecting education. This new edition is essential for advisors, teachers and staff in schools, as well as LEA staff, teacher trainers , and anyone interested in increasing student learning.
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43.000000 USD

Whole-Faculty Study Groups: Creating Professional Learning Communities That Target Student Learning

by Dale W. Lick, Carlene U. Murphy
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The authors briefly examine the educational administration literature relevant to values and administrative practice, then present a general philosophical position which integrates values, practice and science. They discuss the process of valuation, as it applies to concrete situations in educational administration and some of the characteristics of school organizations.
Values and Valuation in the Practice of Educational Administration
The authors briefly examine the educational administration literature relevant to values and administrative practice, then present a general philosophical position which integrates values, practice and science. They discuss the process of valuation, as it applies to concrete situations in educational administration and some of the characteristics of school organizations.
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24.100000 USD

Values and Valuation in the Practice of Educational Administration

by Joseph W. Licata, Don Willower
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Women are currently being offered more leadership opportunities in educational administration. Writing from her own experience as a high school principal in the United States, Anna T Hicks explores a range of gender and equity issues. Her experiences and insights, though personal, have universal relevance.
Speak Softly & Carry Your Own Gym Key: A Female High School Principal's Guide to Survival
Women are currently being offered more leadership opportunities in educational administration. Writing from her own experience as a high school principal in the United States, Anna T Hicks explores a range of gender and equity issues. Her experiences and insights, though personal, have universal relevance.
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23.050000 USD

Speak Softly & Carry Your Own Gym Key: A Female High School Principal's Guide to Survival

by Anna T. Hicks
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In a new era of education stimulus funds, this book shows school and district leaders how to create a school improvement plan that will qualify them for stimulus funding. Allan R. Odden provides ten research-based strategies which can lead to a dramatic improvement in student performance, regardless of school or ...
10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance
In a new era of education stimulus funds, this book shows school and district leaders how to create a school improvement plan that will qualify them for stimulus funding. Allan R. Odden provides ten research-based strategies which can lead to a dramatic improvement in student performance, regardless of school or district size, location, or demographics. Based on the author's research in numerous schools around the United States-most with large numbers of students of poverty-the book details the ten key strategies leading to radically increased student achievement, with powerful examples of schools that have successfully used these practices to achieve impressive gains. The strategies include: - Setting ambitious goals - Changing the curriculum - Using data and assessments - Providing continuous and intensive professional development - Adjusting school day and instructional time - Promoting collaboration and best practices - Developing the necessary human capital or talent to successfully produce large improvements in student achievement.
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36.700000 USD

10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance

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Finally, a guide that cuts through the politics to focus on the nuts and bolts If you are considering using merit pay, this book is for you. This how-to guide lays out the steps from start to finish for creating a successful merit pay program. The authors draw on their ...
A Straightforward Guide to Teacher Merit Pay: Encouraging and Rewarding Schoolwide Improvement
Finally, a guide that cuts through the politics to focus on the nuts and bolts If you are considering using merit pay, this book is for you. This how-to guide lays out the steps from start to finish for creating a successful merit pay program. The authors draw on their extensive experience working with states, districts, and schools to provide: - Detailed charts, tables, and figures to give you an inside look at four existing merit pay programs - A review of what successful programs should include and the pitfalls to avoid - Clear steps for developing a merit pay system in your own school or district
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33.550000 USD

A Straightforward Guide to Teacher Merit Pay: Encouraging and Rewarding Schoolwide Improvement

by Joshua H. Barnett, Gary W. Ritter
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Makes a groundbreaking, noteworthy, and lasting contribution to the field of public school improvement and reform. -From the Foreword by Wendy D. Puriefoy President, Public Education Network A must-read book that can change how public education works, thrives, and ultimately succeeds. -Gerard A. Dery, Director, Zone 1, NAESP Principal, Nessacus ...
Big-Time Fundraising for Today's Schools
Makes a groundbreaking, noteworthy, and lasting contribution to the field of public school improvement and reform. -From the Foreword by Wendy D. Puriefoy President, Public Education Network A must-read book that can change how public education works, thrives, and ultimately succeeds. -Gerard A. Dery, Director, Zone 1, NAESP Principal, Nessacus Regional Middle School, Dalton, MA Harness skills and strategies to achieve big-time fundraising success! In this enlightening book, nationally recognized author and fundraising consultant Stanley Levenson shows school leaders how to move away from labor-intensive, nickel-and-dime bake sales and car washes, and into the world of big-time fundraising. Following the model used by colleges and universities, Levenson presents a wealth of practical strategies for supporting school finances by pursuing grants and gifts from corporations, foundations, the government, and individual donors. A proactive blueprint, this resource focuses on public responsibility in helping America's public schools become world-class learning institutions. Fundraisers will learn about the entire spectrum of the fundraising process, including donor research, appeal letter and proposal writing, goal development, program evaluation, effective stewardship, budgeting, and much more! This valuable package of ready-to-use tools and strategies includes: * Examples of winning grant proposals * Techniques for preparing a budget * Tips for overcoming obstacles and getting grants * Reproducible marketing documents, campaigns, and scripts * A list of 101 foundations and corporations interested in giving to schools * Extensive bibliography, references, and Web sites In this comprehensive guide, educators will find specific creative solutions for obtaining funding that will support the finest schools for our children.
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79.750000 USD

Big-Time Fundraising for Today's Schools

by Stanley Levenson
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'I applaud Gupton's focus on the learner. This is the most important tenet for a school administrator's decision making. Each chapter describes a portion of school leadership that the successful principal needs to master' - Sharon Madsen Redfern, Principal, Highland Park Elementary School, Lewistown, MT. Every headteacher needs a toolbox ...
The Instructional Leadership Toolbox: A Handbook for Improving Practice
'I applaud Gupton's focus on the learner. This is the most important tenet for a school administrator's decision making. Each chapter describes a portion of school leadership that the successful principal needs to master' - Sharon Madsen Redfern, Principal, Highland Park Elementary School, Lewistown, MT. Every headteacher needs a toolbox of strategies for improving teaching and learning schoolwide. In this second edition of The Instructional Leadership Toolbox , Sandra Lee Gupton examines the role of headteachers in leading instruction and provides practical ways for leaders to reflect on and improve their practice. Emphasizing a democratic approach that involves stakeholders in instructional leadership, this resource offers a compendium of helpful skills and strategies drawn from current research and theory in school administration. The book provides: updated standards from NAESP and ISLLC; new research that shows how a headteacher's actions can affect student achievement; questions for reflective practice; quotes and examples of instructional leadership strategies by practicing headteachers and veteran educators; and, additional resources such as Web sites, workbooks, books, and articles. This valuable guide provides a blueprint that demonstrates how school leaders can focus on student learning, while using specific tools to empower others and build teams for a common goal: increased student achievement.
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87.100000 USD

The Instructional Leadership Toolbox: A Handbook for Improving Practice

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This companion volume to the authors' Assessing Teacher Competency provides schools of education, teacher induction programs, and school districts with the safe, valid, and reliable framework for assessing and measuring teacher dispositions that they have long sought. Teacher affect and disposition have always been more difficult to define and measure ...
Assessing Teacher Dispositions: Five Standards-Based Steps to Valid Measurement Using the DAATS Model
This companion volume to the authors' Assessing Teacher Competency provides schools of education, teacher induction programs, and school districts with the safe, valid, and reliable framework for assessing and measuring teacher dispositions that they have long sought. Teacher affect and disposition have always been more difficult to define and measure than teacher knowledge and skills (competency), but together those three measures define the standards of best practice set by NCATE, INTASC, and NBPTS. The authors' 5-step DAATS model for measuring teacher affect and dispositions is research based, field tested, and presented in a step-by-step sequence with worksheets, training activities, and examples from both pre-service and in-service settings. The DAATS model for assessing teacher dispositions may be used on its own, or it may be used in conjunction with the authors' CAATS model for assessing teacher competency (knowledge and skills) as part of a comprehensive assessment system.
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95.500000 USD

Assessing Teacher Dispositions: Five Standards-Based Steps to Valid Measurement Using the DAATS Model

by William Steve Lang, Judy R. Wilkerson
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Raising Test Scores for All Students marries knowledge about testing and test preparation with school improvement, providing a comprehensive guide for administrators looking for a systemic approach to the challenge of standardized testing. Eugene Kennedy includes a concise overview of the history and research on testing, case studies, flow charts ...
Raising Test Scores for All Students: An Administrator's Guide to Improving Standardized Test Performance
Raising Test Scores for All Students marries knowledge about testing and test preparation with school improvement, providing a comprehensive guide for administrators looking for a systemic approach to the challenge of standardized testing. Eugene Kennedy includes a concise overview of the history and research on testing, case studies, flow charts and forms, as well as a four-step approach to improving performance: Step 1: adopting a systemic approach to improvement and change; Step 2: aligning the educational process with desired outcome; Step 3: aligning the education process with inputs; Step 4: creating positive change; plus strategies and techniques for motivating all your students.
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66.100000 USD

Raising Test Scores for All Students: An Administrator's Guide to Improving Standardized Test Performance

by Eugene Kennedy
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An updated edition of the most comprehensive, complete handbook for the superintendency! The original book grew out of extensive funding and professional development from the highly-respected Danforth Foundation, and examines the role of the superintendent through field-based research with over 150 superintendents over ten years. Intended for urban, rural, and ...
The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning
An updated edition of the most comprehensive, complete handbook for the superintendency! The original book grew out of extensive funding and professional development from the highly-respected Danforth Foundation, and examines the role of the superintendent through field-based research with over 150 superintendents over ten years. Intended for urban, rural, and suburban superintendents, the book is designed to help these dirtrict leaders improve their effectiveness, learn from best practices, and fully understand the tenets of NCLB and other critical legislation. As a fieldbook, the book reflects stories, anecdotes, vignettes from practicing superintendents and is truly a practioner-friendly resource for school leaders. In updating The Superintendent's Fieldbook, the authors draw on their five-year experience with some 100 members of the National Superintendents Roundtable. Internationally, this experience involves extensive attention to education in China and Europe, including four site visits to China, plans to send a delegation of Roundtable superintendents to Finland later this year, and a month spent in England and Israel by one of our colleagues examining principal development.
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46.150000 USD

The Superintendent's Fieldbook: A Guide for Leaders of Learning

by Robert H. Koff, Luvern L. Cunningham, Nelda H Cambron-McCabe, Harvey S. James
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The under-representation of women in educational administration is addressed in this book. The experiences of 15 female educational leaders in their quest for, ascent to and acquisition of leadership positions are described. Through their experiences, the administrators also offer advice to other women and men in the profession. Important themes ...
Highly Successful Women Administrators: The Inside Stories of How They Got There
The under-representation of women in educational administration is addressed in this book. The experiences of 15 female educational leaders in their quest for, ascent to and acquisition of leadership positions are described. Through their experiences, the administrators also offer advice to other women and men in the profession. Important themes emerging from the book include: women's lack of aspiration to administrative positions; cultural stereotypes regarding gender roles and leadership; and insufficient support systems for and among women in educational leadership.
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70.300000 USD

Highly Successful Women Administrators: The Inside Stories of How They Got There

by Gloria Appelt Slick, Sandra Lee Gupton
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This handbook for headteachers provides practical ideas and recommendations that affirm best practices and help teachers create a safe and clear structure for students inside and outside the classroom. The author demonstrates how to reduce schoolwide management problems and increase student achievement by establishing order through good planning and anticipating ...
Promoting Positive Behaviors: An Elementary Principal's Guide to Structuring the Learning Environment
This handbook for headteachers provides practical ideas and recommendations that affirm best practices and help teachers create a safe and clear structure for students inside and outside the classroom. The author demonstrates how to reduce schoolwide management problems and increase student achievement by establishing order through good planning and anticipating potential disruptions. Readers will find procedures for everything from establishing a daily schedule and making morning announcements to monitoring behaviors for field trips and assemblies. This comprehensive resource also includes recommendations for revitalizing instruction by: - Supervising the morning playground -Communicating expectations to students -Using student incentives and recognitions -Building relationships with parents -Establishing a student council, and more
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59.800000 USD

Promoting Positive Behaviors: An Elementary Principal's Guide to Structuring the Learning Environment

by Paul G Young
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Leadership practices that can make a transformative, lasting difference in student achievement! This book for district leaders and principals examines five Title I primary schools that have sustained outstanding achievement gains over time and shows how other schools can duplicate their success. The author presents lessons learned based on visits ...
Sustaining Extraordinary Student Achievement
Leadership practices that can make a transformative, lasting difference in student achievement! This book for district leaders and principals examines five Title I primary schools that have sustained outstanding achievement gains over time and shows how other schools can duplicate their success. The author presents lessons learned based on visits and interviews at each school; emphasizes creating a high-achieving culture that consistently supports improvement; and addresses key questions that include: - with so many students below grade level, how can student achievement be improved? - what key elements promote continuous and lasting student achievement? How can we meet the challenging mandates of NCLB?
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66.100000 USD

Sustaining Extraordinary Student Achievement

by Linda E. Reksten
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This book offers school counselors an effective and efficient approach to helping students through the use of Solution-Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC). The author presents a focused, step-by-step approach to counseling in schools that leads to rapid, observable change in students. The skills of conducting solution-talk discussions with students can help ...
Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Therapy Approach for School Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals
This book offers school counselors an effective and efficient approach to helping students through the use of Solution-Focused Brief Counseling (SFBC). The author presents a focused, step-by-step approach to counseling in schools that leads to rapid, observable change in students. The skills of conducting solution-talk discussions with students can help to reduce arguments, improve relationships, and teach young people to assume responsibility and make better decisions in a supportive environment. This new approach focuses on solutions rather than problems. Students learn how to set goals, rediscover their resources, and repeat past successes. This concise resource contains many tools and resources including: Reproducible materials for use with Solution-Focused Guided Imagery Short case studies and session transcripts to illustrate what SFBC looks like in practice Guidelines for using solution-focused methods with referred discipline cases Practice exercises to help readers apply the techniques Sample forms to use in SFBC
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33.550000 USD

Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Therapy Approach for School Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals

by Gerald B. Sklare
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For any head teacher, ongoing discussion and professional growth opportunities are critical to being an effective and successful school leader. In some situations, head teachers may be limited to attendance at regional conferences. In small school systems, administrators may experience isolation and the lack of colleagial support from other school ...
The Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal
For any head teacher, ongoing discussion and professional growth opportunities are critical to being an effective and successful school leader. In some situations, head teachers may be limited to attendance at regional conferences. In small school systems, administrators may experience isolation and the lack of colleagial support from other school leaders. The Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal demonstrates that the challenges head teachers face are common to all school administrators and that solutions and recommendations exist for a wide range of school leadership issues. Abby B. Bergman, Judy Powers, and Michael L. Pullen combine years of successful experiences as principals to offer an abundance of pragmatic advice for new and veteran school leaders. The book contains an invaluable array of forms, sample letters, charts, lists, and more, plus resources for the successful day-to-day administration of a school. This revised edition provides assistance and growth opportunities in: - Systems thinking - Negotiating the daunting path of NCLB requirements - Using data to inform practice - Understanding the key role that new technologies play in a school setting.
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52.450000 USD

The Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal

by Michael L. Pullen, Judy Powers, Abby Barry Bergman
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This comprehensive guide walks headteachers through the curriculum development and renewal process with encouragement, hitting the hard issues of doing more with less, integrating technology, overcoming resistance to change, and improving student outcomes. The authors incorporate the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) ...
The Principal's Guide to Curriculum Leadership
This comprehensive guide walks headteachers through the curriculum development and renewal process with encouragement, hitting the hard issues of doing more with less, integrating technology, overcoming resistance to change, and improving student outcomes. The authors incorporate the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for headteachers as they relate to curriculum leadership. Highlights include step-by-step guidance for: - Developing a culture that is conducive to curriculum advancement - Working collaboratively with personnel - Integrating state and national standards into school curriculum - Maximizing professional development opportunities - Connecting curriculum to instruction The Principal's Guide to Curriculum Leadership is ideal for practicing and aspiring public and private school administrators. Special features include discussion questions, case studies, activities, specialized curriculum models, resources, and references.
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46.150000 USD

The Principal's Guide to Curriculum Leadership

by Karen T. Maxwell, Richard D. Sorenson, Lloyd Milton Goldsmith, Zulma Y. Mendez
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The second of a new book series on The Soul of Educational Leadership, this concise volume offers key ideas and strategies for reframing leadership practice. With contributions from top leadership figures such as Thomas Sergiovanni and Dennis Sparks, among others, this book combines research, day-to-day school leadership practice, and reflective ...
Out-of-the-Box Leadership
The second of a new book series on The Soul of Educational Leadership, this concise volume offers key ideas and strategies for reframing leadership practice. With contributions from top leadership figures such as Thomas Sergiovanni and Dennis Sparks, among others, this book combines research, day-to-day school leadership practice, and reflective exercises.
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76.600000 USD

Out-of-the-Box Leadership

by Robert W. Cole, Alan M. Blankstein, Paul D. Houston
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Could your staff meetings use a zap of energy? Do you want more participation and less reluctance when you gather your team together? Good teachers know that fun, emotion, meaningful connections, and high expectations drive learning and committed attention to a task. This sourcebook overflows with strategies, activities, and resources ...
Energizing Staff Meetings
Could your staff meetings use a zap of energy? Do you want more participation and less reluctance when you gather your team together? Good teachers know that fun, emotion, meaningful connections, and high expectations drive learning and committed attention to a task. This sourcebook overflows with strategies, activities, and resources designed to bring these all-important qualities into the faculty meeting. Teacher leaders will discover the keys to improved collaboration, teamwork, and productivity - and new tools to improve group processes. By modeling best practice at staff meetings, leaders also give their teachers new engagement tools that they can put directly to use in their classrooms. The authors demonstrate how to reduce the chore factor of meetings by: * Lightening the atmosphere with creative approaches * Starting with purpose-focused theme music and other energizers * Building relationships within the team that transform the school culture * Overcoming barriers to productivity * Rewarding and appreciating staff in innovative ways * Closing the meeting with a bang--and a plan As the energy from your staff meetings ripples through the school, every teacher and classroom will experience the motivation and focus that you create!
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36.700000 USD

Energizing Staff Meetings

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Managing difficult employees is one of the most challenging aspects of a headteacher's job. Working With and Evaluating Difficult School Employees is designed to help educational leaders learn and apply specific techniques and strategies for effectively dealing with difficult school employees. Drawing on their extensive experiences in working productively with ...
Working With and Evaluating Difficult School Employees
Managing difficult employees is one of the most challenging aspects of a headteacher's job. Working With and Evaluating Difficult School Employees is designed to help educational leaders learn and apply specific techniques and strategies for effectively dealing with difficult school employees. Drawing on their extensive experiences in working productively with marginal, deficient, and downright difficult school employees, John F. Eller and Sheila Eller provide essential information and proven strategies to help administrators improve their leadership skills and competencies in dealing with employees who may have negative attitudes, display a lack of awareness about their behaviour, blame others for problems, or are marginal performers. This resource opens each chapter with an overview of the content, offers a summary with questions for reflection, and presents easy-to-understand concepts, actual stories and vignettes, and abundant templates, bullet points, and key points throughout. A ready reference that allows readers to go to the specific section that meets their immediate needs, the book outlines: - The nature of difficult employees - Skills and tools for confronting the behaviours of difficult employees and achieving successful results - Self-protection techniques for handling emotionally-draining encounters while staying on track with an improvement agenda - Specific strategies for working with teachers, paraprofessionals and teaching assistants, administrative assistants and office staff, and custodians.
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70.300000 USD

Working With and Evaluating Difficult School Employees

by Sheila A. Eller, John F. Eller
Hardback
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