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Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2012
Perfect for self-help and professional learning communities, this handbook makes it much easier to apply the teaching practices from the ASCD-McREL best-seller "Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2nd Edition." The authors take you through the refined Instructional Planning Guide, so you…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Instructional Development
Danielson, Charlotte F.; Bevan, Paula M.; Axtell, Darlene H.; Wright, Karyn F.; McKay, Candi; Cleland, Bernadette – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009
It's much faster and easier to implement Charlotte Danielson's renowned framework for teaching from "Enhancing Professional Practice" when you have this collection of tools, examples, and assessments. Teachers can use the tools, either on their own or with their students, to: (1) Analyze and assess teaching practice; (2) Integrate elements of…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Program Implementation
Brookhart, Susan M. – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009
Use this handy guide to get your PLC engaged, energized, and ready to implement formative assessment. Everything you need to organize and run your PLC--including agendas, schedules, handouts, and background readings--is included. With enough materials for seven sessions total, you can focus your PLC on all of the critical issues related to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Instructional Development, Formative Evaluation, Communities of Practice
Semadeni, Joseph – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009
Overcome budget cuts, lack of leadership, top-down mandates, and other obstacles to professional development by using this book's take-charge approach. Joseph H. Semadeni guides you through a systemic method to professional development that: (1) Motivates teachers to continuously learn and apply best practices; (2) Makes adult learning activities…
Descriptors: Expertise, Formative Evaluation, Goal Orientation, Teacher Leadership
Brown, John L.; Marzano, Robert J. – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009
Implementing the action steps from ASCD's best-seller "The Art and Science of Teaching" is much easier when you use this in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Hundreds of samples, guidelines, checklists, and activities help teachers in all grades and subjects become instant experts on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Guides, Teaching Methods, Workshops
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
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
Robbins, Pam; Alvy, Harvey – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2004
Any principal starting at a new school or taking a leadership position for the first time needs this book to help focus on the issues that are most critical to success. Drawing from research data and advice from experienced principals, the authors reveal secrets that can make or break a new school leader's career: (1) Three stages of becoming…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Environment, School Culture, Professional Development