ERIC Number: ED447110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Supervision in Practice: 3 Steps to Improving Teaching and Learning.
Glanz, Jeffrey; Sullivan, Susan
This book and its accompanying video highlights three interpersonal approaches to instructional improvement, observation skills, and the complete reflective clinical supervision process. Based on the principles of reflective practice, the kit is a professional development tool for educational leaders and staff members. Chapter 1, "Cycles of Professional Development," provides the framework for the staff development process recommended in the manual and outlines the different cycles that can be offered. Chapter 2, "Materials That Support the Professional Development Cycles," expands on the materials presented in the various cycles. If offers some background on listening and communication skills, feedback approaches, and the clinical supervision cycle, and it includes examples of all of the observation tools that participants use in the workshops. Chapter 3, "Alternative Approaches to Supervision and Next Steps," introduces six alternative approaches to classroom supervision (cognitive coaching, mentoring, peer coaching, portfolios for differentiated supervision, peer assessment, and action research) and helps participants formulate their ideas and beliefs about supervision and think about next steps. Four resources include: workshop overheads, observation practice sheets, a feedback form, and crib cards. (Contains 102 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Communication Skills, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Feedback, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Listening Skills, Mentors, Observation, Peer Evaluation, Portfolio Assessment, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Supervision
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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