Why Can’t We Get It Right?: Designing High-Quality Professional Development for Standards-Based Schools

Corwin - Used book in Good Condition. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, deliver, the authors explain how educational leaders can design, and evaluate collaborative standards-based professional development.





Why Race & Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms

Teachers College Press - Building on three studies that investigated schools successful in closing the achievement gap, Tyrone Howard shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes. Calls for educators to pay serious attention to how race and culture play out in school settings.

While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Presents empirical data from schools that have improved achievement outcomes for racially and culturally diverse students. Teachers College Press. Focuses on ways in which educators can partner with parents and communities.

Why Race & Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms - Important reading for anyone who is genuinely committed to promoting educational equity and excellence for all children, ethnic, this accessible book: Outlines the changing racial, and cultural demographics in U. S. Schools.





Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers

Jossey-Bass - In get better faster: a 90-day plan for coaching New Teachers, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. Over the course of the book, we break down the most critical actions leaders and teachers must enact to achieve exemplary results.

Jossey-Bass. Though focused heavily on the first 90 days of teacher development, it’s possible to implement this work at any time. Make sure your students follow your instructions. That sounds like a straightforward instruction, but in fact, it’s fairly abstract. By practicing the concrete actions and micro-skills listed here, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class, producing a steady chain reaction of future teaching success.

Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers - Designed for coaches as well as beginning teachers, Get Better Faster is an integral coaching tool for any school leader eager to help their teachers succeed. The bottom line is clear: teachers do not need to be evaluated so much as they need to be developed and coached. The vast majority of teachers are only observed one or two times per year on average—and even among those who are observed, scarcely any are given feedback as to how they could improve.

Packed with practical training tools, make feedback more frequent, a coach’s guide, planning templates, handouts, including agendas, and 35 video clips of real teachers at work, presentation slides, Get Better Faster will teach you: The core principles of coaching: Go Granular,   Top action steps to launch a teacher’s development in an easy-to-read scope and sequence guide The four phases of skill building: Phase 1 Pre-Teaching: Dress Rehearsal Phase 2: Instant Immersion Phase 3: Getting into Gear Phase 4: The Power of Discourse Teachers College Press.





Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap

Jossey-Bass - Teacher supervision and evaluation that emphasizes fairness, excellence, and achievement In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his bestselling book, education expert Kim Marshall shows how to break away from the typical and often ineffective evaluation approaches in which principals use infrequent classroom visits or rely on standardized test scores to assess a teacher's performance.

Revised edition of the classic book on teacher supervision and evaluation includes thoughts on iPad and iPhone aps for classroom observation Offers new chart on how principals can manage ten mini-observations per teacher per year Contains new thoughts on merit pay, a different approach to the test-score argument from Arne Duncan This vital resource also includes extensive tools and advice for managing time as well as ideas for using supervision and evaluation practices to foster teacher professional development.

Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap - . Teachers College Press. Marshall proposes a broader framework for supervision and evaluation that enlists teachers in improving the performance of all students. Jossey-Bass. Jossey-Bass.





Transforming Professional Development into Student Results: Book

ASCD - Jossey-Bass. Reeves provides answers. Jossey-Bass. Teachers College Press. Used book in Good Condition. First he casts a critical eye on professional learning that is inconsistent, unfocused, and ultimately ineffective, and explains why elaborate planning documents and brand-name programs are not enough to achieve desired outcomes.

Then he outlines how educators at all levels can improve this situation by * Taking specific steps to move from vision to implementation; * Focusing on four essentials: teaching, assessment, curriculum, and leadership; * Making action research work; * Moving beyond the train the trainer model; and * Using performance assessment systems for teachers and administrators.

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results: Book - If you're tired of professional development that takes up too much time and delivers too little, read Transforming Professional Development into Student Results and discover how to move toward a system that gives educators the learning experiences they need to make a measurable difference for their schools and their students.

How can we create and sustain professional learning programs that actually lead to improved student achievement? In this thoughtful and informative guide for teachers, and policymakers, administrators, Douglas B.





Evaluating Professional Development 1-off Series

Corwin - Jossey-Bass. Used book in Good Condition. Jossey-Bass. Teachers College Press. Used book in Good Condition. This is a practical guide to evaluating professional development programs at five increasing levels of sophistication: participants′ reaction to professional development; how much participants learned; evaluating organizational support and change; how participants use their new knowledge and skills; and improvements in student learning.





Education Law

Routledge - Jossey-Bass. Used book in Good Condition. Education law, 5th edition provides a comprehensive survey of the legal problems and issues that confront school administrators and policymakers today. Used book in Good Condition. Teachers College Press. Thus, the text balances an explanation of the important principles of education law, with actual court decisions to illuminate these concepts.

New in the fifth edition: additional content on bullying, teacher evaluation, collective bargaining, student privacy, free speech rights, and issues relating to Internet and technology. Revision of materials dealing with education policy and updating of references and case law throughout. Jossey-Bass.

Education Law - A companion website with materials for students and instructors, a glossary of key concepts, including links to full cases, and discussion questions to help students further engage with the content. The court decisions are carefully edited to highlight issues most relevant to administrators, and each chapter explores implications for policy and practice.

This textbook is organized around the belief that students need to read court cases to understand the subtlety and richness of the law, but for legal neophytes, cases without discussion and interpretation are often too difficult to comprehend. Routledge.





The Principal as Curriculum Leader: Shaping What Is Taught and Tested

Corwin - Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Corwin Publishers. New features include: major chapter revisions with research on essa, planning, sbac, parcc, state curriculum frameworks, and integration New information on professional growth, online assessments, CCSS and more Up-to-date information on Professional Standards for Educational Leaders Concrete examples of district-level curriculum mapping, and adaptive testing Teachers College Press.

Jossey-Bass. Your best resource for curriculum leadership post-NCLB and beyond! Put quality curriculum front and center with this classic toolkit to savvy curriculum leadership for the 21st Century. Used book in Good Condition. Jossey-Bass. Newly revised and updated case studies, research, and state and national curriculum and leadership standards complement a completely new section focused on emerging technologies.





Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles, and Potholes 4th Edition

Pearson - Jossey-Bass. Jossey-Bass. Teachers College Press. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. Significantly revised based on student and instructor feedback, the new Fourth Edition of Implementing Change continues to examine the ways in which change processes are experienced by those "on the ground" while adding new features, new material and the most current research.

A research-based guide for educators to the practical methods of understanding, evaluating and facilitating the change process. Used book in Good Condition. Based primarily on the concerns based adoption Model CBAM, this user-friendly text focuses on introducing constructs that can be used by those engaged in facilitating change processes as well as those who are evaluating and studying change.

Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles, and Potholes 4th Edition - Corwin Publishers.





Seeking Common Ground: Public Schools in a Diverse Society

Harvard University Press - But seeking common civic ground in public schools has never been easy in a society where schoolchildren followed different religions, spoke many languages, adhered to different cultural traditions, and were identified as members of different "races. In this wise and enlightening book, filled with vivid characters and memorable incidents that make history but don't always make history books, David Tyack describes how each American generation grappled with the knotty task of creating political unity and social diversity.

Seeking common ground illuminates puzzles about democracy in education and chronic conflicts that continue to make news. Used book in Good Condition. Although the people liked local control of schools, educational experts called it "democracy gone to seed" and campaigned to "take the schools out of politics.

Seeking Common Ground: Public Schools in a Diverse Society - Reformers argued about whether it was more democratic to teach all students the same subjects or to tailor curriculum to individuals. Americans mistrusted government, yet they entrusted the civic education of their children to public schools. Used book in Good Condition. Corwin Publishers. Jossey-Bass. Used book in Good Condition.





The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner

Jossey-Bass - People work differently, are motivated differently, and have different expectations today—business as usual is quickly losing its effectiveness. Corwin Publishers. Jossey bass. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential.

This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen. This new sixth edition has been revised to address current challenges, and includes more international examples and a laser focus on business issues; you'll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time.

The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner - The leadership challenge helps you stay current, relevant, and effective in the modern workplace. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Jossey-Bass. Teachers College Press. Gain deep insight into leadership's critical role in organizational health Navigate the shift toward team-oriented work relationships Motivate and inspire to break through the pervasive new cynicism Leverage the electronic global village to deliver better results Business is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, and leaders must keep pace with the changes or risk stagnation.

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