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Vitcov, Barry J.; Bloom, Gary S. – School Administrator, 2010
Principal leadership is second only to teacher quality in influencing student achievement. A national effort exists to retool teacher supervision by linking student outcomes to teacher evaluation. There is growing interest in raising the level of professional practice by building local, practical, honest and collegial professional learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supervision, Educational Change, Leadership
Kellough, Richard D.; Hill, Phillys – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014
The second edition of this handbook is an easily understood desk companion for new school principals and aspiring school leaders. The common-sense approach of the handbook guides new administrators through daily routines and challenges. In-service and university professionals, who provide coursework that includes a multi-topic overview of the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Guides, Leadership Responsibility
Hall, Pete; Simeral, Alisa – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2008
Emphasizing just three things--identifying teachers' strengths, maximizing their potential, and building their capacity--this book lays out a clear and practical pathway toward higher student achievement. Front-line advice from a principal and an instructional coach helps you increase your faculty's instructional effectiveness by implementing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Professional Development
Kettlewell, Janet S., Ed.; Henry, Ronald J., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009
The U. S. is losing its competitive edge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Thomas Friedman warns that America is not producing enough young people in STEM fields that are essential for entrepreneurship and innovation in the 21st century (The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, 2005). Blue ribbon…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Lauer, Patricia A.; Dean, Ceri B.; Martin-Glenn, Mya L.; Asensio, Margaret L. – Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2005
The Teacher Quality Toolkit addresses the continuum of teacher learning by providing tools that can be used to improve both preservice, and inservice teacher education. Each chapter provides self assessment tools that can guide progress toward improved teacher quality and describes resources for designing exemplary programs and practices. Chapters…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Program Design