Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning: Strategies and Techniques

Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning: Strategies and Techniques

by Susan S. Sullivan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1452255466

ISBN-13: 9781452255460

Pub. Date: 02/05/2013

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Secrets to supervising for instructional improvement!

More than ever, effective supervision is vital to instructional improvement and this new edition of a bestseller pinpoints the process and techniques that matter most. Featuring 42 qualitative and quantitative observation tools, this new edition includes:

  • New observation tools centered on

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Overview

Secrets to supervising for instructional improvement!

More than ever, effective supervision is vital to instructional improvement and this new edition of a bestseller pinpoints the process and techniques that matter most. Featuring 42 qualitative and quantitative observation tools, this new edition includes:

  • New observation tools centered on diversity
  • New case studies on alternative approaches to supervision
  • A new chapter on creating transformational change
  • More on technology topics such as blogs and online courses
  • New scenarios highlighting English Language Learners and exceptional students
  • Emphasis on empowering teachers to reflect and improve upon instruction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452255460
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Fourth Edition by Karen Osterman
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
A Brief Note to Instructors
1. The Changing Context of Supervision
What Is Supervision?
The Influence of History
Supervision in the Late 19th Century
Democratic Methods and Supervision
Standards-Based Supervision
Understanding the History of Supervision
Implications for the Practice of Supervision
Assessing Belief Systems
Conclusion
Notes
2.Three Interpersonal Approaches to Supervision
How We Learn
Listening, Reflecting, and Clarifying Techniques
Approaches to Providing Feedback
Guidelines for Reflective Practice
Summary
Notes
3. Observation Tools and Techniques
Supervision Scenario
Forty-Two Tools and Techniques for Observation
Quantitative Observation Tools
Qualitative Observation Tools
Summary
Conclusion
Notes
4. An Introduction to Reflective Clinical Supervision
A Definition of Clinical Supervision
The Reflective Clinical Supervision Cycle
Conclusion
5. Alternative Approaches: Case Studies and Implementation Guidelines
Instructional Rounds
Book Study Groups
Lesson Study Groups
Peer Coaching
A Journey: From Peer Coaching to Critical Friends
Portfolios for Differentiated Supervision
Action Research
Conclusion
Notes
6. Creating Transformational Change Through a Focus on Instructional Supervision
Framework
The Case and Two Questions
Conclusion
7. Supervision to Improve Classroom Instruction: Next Steps
Next Steps
Guidelines for Creating a Supervisory Platform
"For Me, Personally ": My Supervisory Platform
Conclusion - Or Just a Beginning?
Resource A. Microlab Guidelines
Resource B. Fishbowl Guidelines
Resource C. Technology in the Classroom: Tips That Span the Traditional to the Virtual Classroom
Resource D. Observation Practice Sheets
References
Index

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