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UK Department for Education, 2018
The publication is advice designed to help employers in all schools with staffing and employment issues, and to inform their decision making. It advises on matters contained within the School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 for maintained schools and for independent schools, which include academies and free schools, the Education (Independent…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teacher Recruitment
National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018
The "Forum Guide to Facility Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies" helps state and local education agencies plan, design, build, use, and improve their facility information systems. It includes a review of why school facilities data matter and recommends a five-step process that an education agency…
Descriptors: Guides, Information Management, School Districts, Budgets
Great Lakes Comprehensive Center, 2016
Research demonstrates that human development and student learning are highly dependent on interpersonal relationships and positive learning environments (Eccles et al., 1993). However, school improvement efforts often focus on students' mastery of academic skills with much less emphasis on students' social and emotional skills, which are integral…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
Bernhardt, Victoria L. – Eye on Education, 2009
This book is an easy-to-read primer that describes what it takes to increase student achievement at every grade level, subject area, and student group. Readers will learn how to use data to drive their continuous improvement process as they develop an appreciation of the various types of data, uses for data, and how data are involved with the…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vision, Data Analysis, Educational Improvement
Webb, Rosemary, Ed. – Open University Press, 2006
In this topical book, leading academics in primary education evaluate New Labour's Education policy. They draw on the findings of the latest research to discuss the impact of policies on primary school practice and on the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils. Current issues and initiatives are analyzed to identify the extent…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teachers, Students, Educational Change
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2006
School leaders play a pivotal role in keeping schools safe from chemical accidents. Readers of this brochure can help schools develop a chemical cleanout and prevention program and assemble a team of teachers, facilities staff, and administrators with technical expertise to assess chemical safety issues and set policy. Some important team roles…
Descriptors: School Safety, Accident Prevention, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs
Lee, Sarah M.; Wechsler, Howell – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006
The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) will help school districts conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of written physical education curricula, based upon national physical education standards. The PECAT is customizable to include local standards. The results from the analysis can help school districts enhance…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School Districts, National Standards, Physical Education
Thissen-Milder, Mary – Minnesota Department of Education, 2006
Since 1923, Minnesota educators have been engaged in teaching and promoting Physical Education. In 2005, it has become apparent that the 2,500 physical education instructors in Minnesota are in need of a Best Practices document to support quality Physical Education. As a result, this manual has been developed to provide assistance to school…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Educational Quality, Physical Education
Vincett, Karen; Cremin, Hilary; Thomas, Gary – Open University Press, 2005
This book is for teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) seeking to improve the ways that they work together to meet the needs of children in their classes. The number of teaching assistants (including learning support assistants who support children with special educational needs) has expanded greatly in recent years, a trend which is set to…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Needs, Teaching Assistants, Case Studies
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory NWREL, 2005
This document provides paraeducators with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the content and pedagogy of elementary mathematics. The module serves two purposes: To increase the mathematical proficiency of participating paraprofessionals by engaging them in mathematical activities that are relevant to elementary mathematics. Activities in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Number Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2005
As the population of students with health care needs continues to increase, schools are being asked to provide for a greater array of health care services during the school day. School personnel, parents, and health care providers all share a substantial interest in the quality and provision of health services in the educational setting. The…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Health Needs, School Health Services, Educational Environment
Shelton, Carla F.; James, Edward L. – Corwin Press, 2004
The recent wave of accountability reform movements has largely overlooked the needs of middle and high school counselors, yet has generated daunting pressure for guidance programs to be standards-based and data-driven. Written from the perspective of a practicing, certified counselor, this guide contains essential information needed to implement…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Comprehensive Programs, Career Education, Stress Management
Margulus, Lisabeth S.; Melin, Jacquelyn Ann – Corwin Press, 2004
All administrators yearn for that magic tool to not only simplify their lives but also enrich their school. This complete collection of ready-made job descriptions, forms, and guidelines will breathe new life into stale job descriptions while enriching the teacher evaluation process. This book offers fresh ideas for developing staff through…
Descriptors: Personnel Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Occupational Information, Leadership
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Dodge, Ellen Pritchard – Topics in Language Disorders, 2004
Speech-language pathologists face many service delivery challenges in school-based settings. Traditionally operating from a disorder model, the school speech-language pathologist rarely takes advantage of the opportunity to work with students who may benefit from enhanced communication skills training. The Communication Lab approach is an 8-week…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Group Instruction, Group Therapy, Classroom Communication
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), 2004
One of the key features of this legislation is an emphasis on teacher quality. A growing body of research has documented the importance of teacher knowledge and skill in improving student achievement. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 includes specific criteria for considering a teacher highly qualified, and other specific requirements…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
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