ERIC Number: EJ886013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Leadership Focus on Teacher Effectiveness: Support for Novice Teachers
Kealy, Mary V.
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v23 n1 p52-54 Mar 2010
With all the current discussion on teacher effectiveness, this author believes that superintendents are compelled to think more deeply about the supports teachers need to be effective in successfully fulfilling their responsibilities. Given the increased and competing demands on their time to meet school- and district-level priorities while focusing on individual student needs, they face a myriad of challenges. The greatest challenge is that they need to be proficient in all knowledge and skills from the first moment they enter the classroom. In this article, the author shares her realizations about teacher effectiveness after having worked with new teacher development as a former special education director, and describes her journey of creating opportunities for new special education teachers to succeed while meeting their daily challenges.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teaching Experience, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Collaboration, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Improvement, Instructional Leadership
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site: http://www.casecec.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A