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Edwards, Steven W.; Chapman, Paul E. – Educational Research Service, 2009
"Six Pillars of Dynamic Schools" uncovers an often overlooked truth--effective change is the product of hard work and dedication. There is no silver bullet; no matter how many programs, software packages, or new initiatives a district uses, the magic won't just "happen." Dynamic schools result from consistent and redundant focus on the fundamental…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Best Practices, Change Strategies, Administrative Principles
Copland, Michael; Knapp, Michael – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007
Experienced or prospective school leaders know there is way more pressure to make sure all students are learning, but what specific actions will ensure that learning occurs, and where does one find the time to do this? This book answers those questions and provides the reader with a systematic way to more quickly create powerful, equitable…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Education Courses, Educational Change, Leadership Responsibility
Schmoker, Mike – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2006
What would make a good school even better and great schools the norm? School improvement expert Mike Schmoker answers that question and describes a sure and fast route to immensely better schools in any kind of community. Using research evidence, case studies, and anecdotes from all kinds of schools, this book identifies the most pervasive…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Study Guides, Educational Change, Academic Achievement
Lauer, Patricia A.; Dean, Ceri B. – Mid Continent Research for Education and Learning, 2004
This Teacher Quality Toolkit aims to support the continuum of teacher learning by providing tools that institutions of higher education, districts, and schools can use to improve both preservice and inservice teacher education. The toolkit incorporates McREL?s accumulated knowledge and experience related to teacher quality and standards-based…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
Lick, Dale W.; Murphy, Carlene U. – Corwin Press, 2006
The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centered, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of educators and students in schools and school districts across the country. The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Strategies, School Restructuring