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ERIC Number: ED495570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-14
Pages: 240
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-780-7619-3968-9
Supervision that Improves Teaching: Strategies and Techniques. Second Edition
Sullivan, Susan; Glanz, Jeffrey
Corwin Press
In this exciting, new edition of "Supervision That Improves Teaching," the authors have taken their reflective clinical supervision process to a new level, with the planning conference now the heart of the supervision cycle. Sullivan and Glanz have addressed the dilemmas of preserving meaningful supervision in an era of high-stakes testing and local, state, and national standards. The authors' reflective clinical supervision model encourages and prepares educators to be thoughtful collaborators in improving classroom instruction. And they have extended the options for teacher observation to a thorough but manageable set of tools for standards-based supervision. Outstanding additions to the revised second edition include: (1) Strategies and observation tools for maintaining reflective supervision in a standards-based environment; (2) Twelve new instructional tools, for help with team teaching, working with diverse student bodies and English Language Learners, and applying balanced literacy, among other topics; (3) Emphasis on the planning conference as the beginning of professional development for teachers; (4) A new case study on the collaborative classroom walk-through; (5) Critical updates on innovative approaches to supervision for prospective and practicing instructional leaders; and (6) Strategies for using the reflective clinical supervision model in distance learning and online educational leadership courses. This bestselling approach continues to offer interpersonal tools for initiating and providing feedback on classroom observations, alternative approaches to common supervision practices, and the tools necessary for present and future educational leaders to develop dynamic conversations about learning between and among educators-the essence of what effective supervision is really about. Following a foreword to the Second Edition (Jo Blase), a foreword to the First Edition (Karen F. Osterman), and a preface, this book presents six chapters: (1) The Changing Context of Supervision; (2) Three Interpersonal Approaches to Supervision; (3) Observation Tools and Techniques; (4) An Introduction to Clinical Supervision; (5) Alternative Approaches: Case Studies and Implementation Guidelines; and (6) Supervision to Improve Classroom Instruction: Next Steps. This book concludes with three resources; a list of references; and an index. [For the first edition of "Supervision that Improves Teaching" (2000), see ED433339.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED556130