ERIC Number: ED479082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Honoring Diverse Teaching Styles: A Guide for Supervisors.
This book describes a system for fostering effective teacher development. It is designed to assist principals and mentors in helping teachers broaden their instructional repertoire and developing a stronger professional identity. The book includes: descriptions and examples of the four basic styles of teaching; tips for matching administrator communication style with teacher style, tools for effectively observing classroom practice, and ideas for helping teachers build on their strengths while exploring different ways of teaching. Seven chapters focus on: (1) "Understanding the Clinical Cycle"; (2) "The Clinical Cycle and Psychological Functions"; (3) "Experiences of Teaching"; (4) "Language, Dialects, and the Clinical Cycle"; (5) Communicating Successfully with All Teachers"; (6) "Speaking the Languages and Dialects"; and (7) "Developing an Integrated Style. Two appendixes present the Clinical Dialect Preference Survey and Communicating with Teachers worksheets. (Contains 70 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Observation Techniques, Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Interpersonal Communication, Mentors, Principals, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Experience, Teaching Styles
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311-1714 (ASCD product no. 103012: members, $18.95; nonmembers, $22.95). Tel: 703-578-9600; Tel: 800-933-2723 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-575-5400; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ascd.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.