ERIC Number: ED495572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-20
Supportive Supervision: Becoming a Teacher of Teachers
Coppola, Albert J.; Scricca, Diane B.; Connors, Gerard E.
As an administrator, new or experienced, you are faced with a myriad of administrative, curricular, and supervisory tasks, while at the same time expected to provide ongoing professional training for your staff. How well prepared are you to deal effectively with the day-to-day business of supervising teachers? What specific support and training opportunities did you receive in order to be the successful leader everyone expects? "Supportive Supervision" offers that much-needed and fully integrated support system for the building-level supervisor. By providing a clear path and focus, the authors present a highly usable, hands-on guide that will help fill in the blanks created by districts and schools unable to distribute resources equally for the development and training of their supervisors. Using a practical approach, chapters focus on key points, including: (1) Improving your own leadership and supervisory skills; (2) Collaborating with staff on establishing school wide goals focused on academic improvement; (3) Implementing effective lesson planning with supportive and meaningful classroom observations; (4) Recruiting and hiring the right teachers while meeting the professional development needs of all staff; and (5) A three-part process and writing mode for the annual teacher evaluation. Achieve what you first set out to do when you became an administrator: embrace the future by creating a school environment that successfully and creatively meets the needs of all staff and students. Following a preface, this book presents nine chapters: (1) Supportive Supervision; (2) What Makes a Great School?; (3) Hiring the Right Teachers; (4) Goal Setting; (5) Lesson Planning; (6) Observation; (7) Professional Development; (8) Extensive Professional Commitment; and (9) End-of-Year Evaluation. This book concludes with endnotes and an index.
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Professional Training, Personnel Selection, Educational Environment, Supervisory Training, Educational Opportunities, Professional Development, Educational Improvement, Skill Development, Instructional Development, Teacher Qualifications, Goal Orientation, Lesson Plans, Observation, Annual Reports, Leadership Effectiveness, Textbook Content, Book Reviews, Organizational Development, Organizational Theories
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.