ERIC Number: ED502970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
A Plan to Help Teachers and School Supervisors Implement Seven Tips to Improve Instructional Skills
Jacobs, Walter R., Jr.; Weis, June Pullen; Norman, Moses C., Sr.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
This report provides a plan that teachers and school supervisors can use to implement seven tips for improving instructional skills. Designed to be referred to regularly, it includes three levels of implementation, as well as recommendations for utilizing technology to support each tip. The seven recommendations include: (1) Use technology to help students combat fear of academic failure; (2) Determine grades based on academic accomplishments, rather than on classroom behavior; (3) Ask questions dealing with how, why and what if; (4) Do not feel compelled to cover all specific topics in the textbook or reference material; (5) Use state and local standards to promote what students need to know and be able to do in a global community; (6) Build on what students know; respect diversity of opinions; and (7) Emphasize reading as a "literary experience" especially in language arts.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Guidance Programs, Teaching Guides, Administrator Guides, Change Strategies, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Technology Integration
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.sreb.org/main/Publications/catalog/srebcatalog.asp
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board