Building Trust In Teacher Evaluations

Author: Shelly M. Arneson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483384667
Size: 23.11 MB
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Your breakthrough approach to top-notch teacher evaluations! This hands-on professional development guide provides concrete, proactive teacher evaluation strategies to help school leaders: Create and sustain a supportive, honest, and collaborative school culture Foster effective communication and build teacher-principal trust Conduct evidence-based teacher observations and evaluations Hold effective follow-up conversations that nurture teacher growth Promote teacher self-assessment and reflection Includes absorbing real world vignettes, reflection questions, and ample modeling examples for quick success. You’ll find quick nuggets of wisdom you can reference again and again. Use this informative guide to transform the teacher evaluation process today!

Talk About Teaching

Author: Charlotte Danielson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483373800
Size: 71.33 MB
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Improve teaching practice through powerful professional conversations! Move beyond isolated teaching, passive observations, ineffective workshops and be the leader who engages staff and affirms the value of reflective and informal professional discussions. Read Talk About Teaching! to build a culture of understanding, respect, and empathy that breeds meaningful conversation and a powerful team of teachers who understand how students learn, what motivates them, and how to implement that research in the classroom. The second edition of this powerful book includes: A new chapter guiding conversations to align with CCSS and other standards Outlines for specific conversation skills needed to initiate and succeed Mental maps, sample topics, and conversation activities

Building In Research And Evaluation

Author: Yoland Wadsworth
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1611321018
Size: 35.73 MB
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Building in Research and Evaluation proposes a broad cyclical theory of human inquiry and evaluation that can form the basis of progress toward social justice and human betterment and shows evidence of the applications of this theory in human services and social science.

Enhancing Teaching And Learning Through Assessment

Author: Steve Frankland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402062257
Size: 65.23 MB
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Assessment is the daily life of a teacher; designing plans, setting questions, giving feedback and grading are all activities that teachers undertake on a regular basis. This book provides a practical guide on the effective use of assessment. It includes the use of assessment tools and pedagogical design that help students deepen their learning. Major issues on assessment and some excellent examples are presented as a useful resource to university teachers in enhancing teaching and students' learning.

Child Development And The Use Of Technology Perspectives Applications And Experiences

Author: Blake, Sally
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1613503180
Size: 49.18 MB
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Children experience technology in both formal and informal settings as they grow and develop. Despite research indicating the benefits of technology in early childhood education, the gap between parents, teachers, and children continues to grow as our new generation of children enters early childhood classrooms. Child Development and the Use of Technology: Perspectives, Applications and Experiences addresses major issues regarding technology for young children, providing a holistic portrait of technology and early childhood education from the views of practitioners in early childhood education, instructional design technology, special education, and mathematics and science education. Consisting of fifteen chapters developed by multidisciplinary teams, this book includes information, advice, and resources from practitioners, professionals, and university faculty engaged in early childhood education and instructional design technology.

Effective Principals

Author: James O'Hanlon
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781578861323
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Provides a close look at outstanding principals' qualities, behaviors, and goals.

It S The Way You Say It

Author: Carol Fleming
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609947452
Size: 22.50 MB
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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Speak Your Mind Effectively! The best, most direct way to convey your intelligence, expertise, professionalism, and personality to other people is through talking to them. But most people have no idea what they sound like. And even if they do, they don’t think they can change it. It’s the Way You Say It is a thorough, nuts-and-bolts guide to becoming aware and taking control of how you communicate with others. Dr. Carol Fleming provides detailed advice and scores of exercises for • Understanding how others hear you • Dealing with specific speech problems • Varying your vocal patterns to make your speech more dynamic • Using grammar and vocabulary to increase your clarity and impact • Reinforcing your message with nonverbal cues • Conquering stage fright An entire section of the book focuses on communication issues in the workplace—interviews, presentations, voice mail, and more. Dr. Fleming puts a human face on her advice through vivid before-and-after stories of forty men and women who came to her for help. “No other skills will position you ahead of your competition as much as good speaking and presentation skills. No book approaches the depth and breadth of Dr. Carol Fleming’s It’s the Way You Say It.” —Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, keynote speaker, executive speech coach, and president of Fripp & Associates

The New Teaching Elementary Science

Author: Selma Wassermann
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807735121
Size: 26.90 MB
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This book is designed for teachers-to-be and practicing teachers who want to teach science with confidence and for those who are fearful of trying. It presents an inquiry-oriented method (instead of a smorgasbord of approaches) that capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity by emphasizing scientific exploration. The book removes the fear of teaching science by encouraging teachers to be scientific inquirers themselves, learning side-by-side with their students. The text features a theoretical model of inquiry-based teaching, Play-Debrief-Replay, that incorporates elements of investigative play with critical thinking skills. In the longest chapter, 60 fully developed, field-tested investigative science activities are included to promote experiential learning and concept development. Anxieties about teaching science are addressed head-on and dealt with sensitively and thoughtfully.

Collabortive Coaching Coach S Guide

Author: Susan Villani
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1935609637
Size: 64.25 MB
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Collaborative coaching is a process to enhance intentional practice and improve student learning and achievement. Building upon a foundation of mutual respect and inquiry, coaches support growth by asking questions that promote reflection, and in so doing they also learn about their own practice.This guide provides an overview of mindsets and skill sets essential to a successful coaching process. Susan Villani and Kathy Dunne provide practical information and effective strategies from the perspective of the “coach” on topics such as: * Dimensions of Success * The Coaching Cycle * Norms of Collaboration * Data Gathering * A Continuum of Coaching Behaviors A critically important resource in an era where teacher supervision/evaluation is in the process of being transformed.

Relationships

Author: Les and Leslie Parrott
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310321798
Size: 43.85 MB
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Today more than ever, people long for connection. In an age marked by isolation and loneliness, they measure riches in terms of belonging, acceptance, vulnerability, honesty, closeness, and commitment. And what they most want to know is how to make bad relationships better and good relationships great. Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott understand firsthand our deep need for relationships; and as relationship experts, they know what it takes to build strong, lasting bonds. In Relationships, the Parrotts take us below the surface to the depths of human interactions -- to the nitty-gritty realities, the ups-and-downs of building vital, satisfying connections. They provide the tools needed to handle tough times and to really succeed at forging strong, rewarding relationships with friends, with the opposite sex, with family, and with God. This cutting-edge book is full of the latest findings and contemporary relationship-building strategies. In a high-tech world, it offers a high-touch solution to a better life. The Parrotts share not just from their knowledge, but from their hearts and lives to help us all understand - who we are and what we bring to our relationships - how our families of origin shape the way we relate to others - tips for building friendships that last - secrets to finding the love we long for and handling sexual issues - how to handle failed friendships and breakups without falling apart - how to relate to God without feeling phony Filled with insightful, true-life stories and thought-provoking questions, Relationships is an honest and timely guide to forming the rich relationships that are life's greatest treasure. This book is accompanied by a workbook that contains more than 35 self-tests to help you put what you learn into action. The Relationships Workbook will help you internalize cutting-edge strategies, skills, and insights for nurturing healthy relationships.