Teacher wellbeing, or a lack of it, is a major concern for the teaching profession. Research shows that there is a recruitment and retention crisis with over a third of the school, FE and HE profession expecting to leave by 2020. This is a practical guide that will help trainee teachers prepare for what is, undoubtedly, a demanding job. It supports new teachers to be aware of themselves and to understand the schools and teaching sector so they better anticipate pressures and find their own way forward. With solutions and strategies that can be taken into practice, this guide will help new and early career teachers establish that all-important work/life balance and avoid burn out.
You will see concrete examples of how your school can move away from a one-size-fits-all professional development model to create an authentic learning environment that meets the needs of individual teachers. The book features chapters focusing on: implementing an instructional coaching model -- establishing study groups among teachers -- using observation as a means to model effective instruction -- going deeper with discussion through the use of Critical Friends protocols -- examining various ways adults process new information -- encouraging teachers to take leadership roles -- focusing the principal's leadership around the professional development model.
Designing High-Quality Professional Development for Standards-Based Schools
Author: Marsha Speck,Caroll Knipe
Publisher: Corwin Press
How can we use professional development to provide the best teaching and learning opportunities for all students? Teachers who know their content and strategies can open a virtual toolbox and take out what they need to help all students become successful. This revised and updated edition explains how educational leaders can design, deliver, and evaluate collaborative standards-based professional development, and contains: Essential questions about high-quality professional development Information on creating the culture for a learning community Conditions and processes for professional development Suggestions on designing your own model Tools for evaluating and rethinking professional development and learning Strategies for deepening a leader’s impact on a standards-based system
James L. Paul,Carolyn D. Lavely,Ann Cranston-Gingras,Ella L. Taylor
Author: Linda Farr Darling,Gaalen Erickson,Anthony Clarke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
It is the longevity of CITE that prompted the authors to turn their inquiries about teaching and learning to the challenges of sustaining their own project. The result is a collection that chronicles some of the lessons learned through their many experiences. The book represents multiple viewpoints on what counts as reform in teacher education and includes the voices of students (aspiring teachers) who are rarely asked to contribute to such projects.
Rethinking Early Childhood Education is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents. Early childhood is when we develop our core dispositions--the habits of thinking that shape how we live. This book shows how educators can nurture empathy, ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children. It invites readers to rethink early childhood education, reminding them that it is inseparable from social justice and ecological education. An outstanding resource for childcare providers, early-grade teachers, and teacher education and staff development programs. Winner of a 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award.
Stephen Covey beschreibt die Grundsätze einer effektiven Führung. Der Kern seiner Management-Lehre ist die Ausrichtung des Denkens an allgemein gültigen Prinzipien. Sie sind der Schlüssel, der auch in schwierigen Situationen Orientierung, Sicherheit, Weisheit und Kraft gibt. Das Hörbuch zeigt auf, wie Führungskräfte ein prinzipienorientiertes Leben umsetzen - von Herausforderungen im Familienleben bis zur Führung eines Unternehmens - und wie dies zu Erfolg und Zufriedenheit führt.
Coaches and teachers alike will benefit from the research-based, classroom-tested coaching model discussed in this book. This unique look at instructional coaching as a team approach will give both coaches and teachers the tools they need to create a successful partnership and improve classroom instruction.
This book addresses current debates in the field of social cohesion. It examines the ethics and policy making of social cohesion and explores various means for promoting social cohesion including history education, citizenship education, language, human rights based teacher training and school partnerships.
Taking a More Active Role in Your School Community
Author: Steven Zemelman,Harry Ross
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
"What is teacher empowerment? It's not just some formal administrative position exercised from above. It starts with expanding our professional roles in small everyday actions that make our jobs more fulfilling and less difficult. And then we can take on larger school-improvement tasks as we become ready to tackle them. . . . This book, then, is about extending one's professional role in small ways and large in the school community, in order to improve one's teaching, one's work life, and the school as a whole-and that is what we mean by teacher empowerment." -Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross Experts talk about teacher empowerment, but this is the first book with direct, easy-to-take steps for teacher self-empowerment. Drawing from research, the experiences of practicing teachers, and the principles of community organizing, Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross prove that school leadership isn't just for those at the top of the ladder. Whatever your position, use the 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment to deepen your professionalism and achieve: more effective teaching and deeper job satisfaction more enjoyment in your work more exciting collaboration with your colleagues more resources and professional opportunities. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment: a $292.50 value for $248.63. Listen to a podcast where Steve Zemelman and Harry Ross interview two teachers who used the principles in the 13 Steps to get the teaching life they wanted. Take one step at a time or pick and choose the strategies you most need right now. Or use the study guide with colleagues in PLCs or teacher study groups and together bring the 13 Steps of Teacher Empowerment to life. You'll not only develop your own professional power-you'll help make your school community more supportive and productive. "As I sat down and began to read this book, the voice in my head first whispered, then spoke a little louder, and finally screamed-Where have you been all my life?...I can't overemphasize the importance of this book. We need this book and we need it now. It is a road map to a vibrant, thriving, long-lasting teaching life." -Stephanie Harvey Coauthor of Comprehension & Collaboration
How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap
Author: Kim Marshall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Teacher supervision and evaluation that emphasizes fairness,excellence, and achievement In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of hisbestselling book, education expert Kim Marshall shows how to breakaway from the typical and often ineffective evaluation approachesin which principals use infrequent classroom visits or rely onstandardized test scores to assess a teacher's performance.Marshall proposes a broader framework for supervision andevaluation that enlists teachers in improving the performance ofall students. Revised edition of the classic book on teacher supervision andevaluation Includes thoughts on iPad and iPhone aps for classroomobservation Offers new chart on how principals can manage tenmini-observations per teacher per year Contains new thoughts on merit pay, a different approach to thetest-score argument from Arne Duncan This vital resource also includes extensive tools and advice formanaging time as well as ideas for using supervision and evaluationpractices to foster teacher professional development.
This influential book describes the knowledge and skills educators need to recognize and combat the bias and inequity that undermine educational engagement for students experiencing poverty. This edition features revisions based on new research and lessons from the author’s professional development work, including the dangers of “grit” and deficit perspectives. “A must-read for educators in schools of all kinds. This accessible, highly relevant book empowers teachers with tools they can use today. Read it, talk about it with your friends and colleagues, and use it as a guide for your next project in educational activism! Our students’ school experiences will surely be better for it.” —Rethinking Schools “Provides a good overview of the topic, delivers clear, well-researched information, and helps all educators expand their knowledge of poverty and social class.” —Choice “Gorski provides practical strategies for teachers, administrators, and school staff that will help immediately improve schools, particularly for the most marginalized students.” —Cheryl Robinson, cultural competency coordinator, Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia
Powerful tools for facilitating teachers' professional development and optimizing school improvement efforts! Combining professional learning communities (PLCs) and action research, this step-by-step guide provides coaches, workshop leaders, and staff developers with strategies, activities, and tools to develop inquiry-oriented PLCs. The authors present essential elements of a healthy PLC, case studies of inquiry-based PLCs, and lessons learned for improving coaching practices. Sample projects and reflection prompts will help readers: Organize, assess, and maintain high-functioning, inquiry-oriented PLCs Facilitate the development of study questions Enable PLC members to develop, analyze, and share research results Lead successful renewal and reform efforts
The original edition of Rethinking Our Classrooms, published in 1994, sold more than 175,000 copies and has been used by teachers and teacher educators throughout the United States and the world. This new edition contains some of the best classroom writing we've published over the past five years, along with the most popular articles from the original edition, completely updated resource sections, and a new "Beyond the Classroom" chapter. There are new essays on science and environmental education, immigration and language, military recruitment, early childhood education, teaching about the world through mathematics, and gay and lesbian issues. Nowhere is the connection between critical teaching and effective classroom practice clearer or more accessible. A great resource for new and veteran K-12 teachers, as well as teacher education and staff development programs.