Tweak to Transform: Improving Teaching: A Practical Handbook for School Leaders

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Improving teaching is the key to genuine and sustainable school improvement. Improvement involves persuading teachers to change and develop their practice but, as anyone who has ever tried will testify, this is far from easy. The focus of Tweak to Transform is what head teachers and school leaders can do to manage the change process and improve the quality of teaching in a school. Essentially, Tweak to ...

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Overview

Improving teaching is the key to genuine and sustainable school improvement. Improvement involves persuading teachers to change and develop their practice but, as anyone who has ever tried will testify, this is far from easy. The focus of Tweak to Transform is what head teachers and school leaders can do to manage the change process and improve the quality of teaching in a school. Essentially, Tweak to Transform is a practical handbook that seeks to address three questions.

  • What do we know about change?
  • What do we know about learning?
  • What do we know about leading and managing the improvement process?

While there is no single successful recipe for improving teaching in a school, this book attempts to establish some key principles. The result is a collection of thoughts, activities strategies and models that have been developed and successfully implemented in a wide range of schools.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855391406
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Hughes has extensive experience of working with teachers to help them develop and improve their classroom practice. During a 20 year teaching career, he worked as a head of department, deputy head and head teacher, and spent time working in an advisory capacity for Gloucestershire LEA in the field of teaching and learning. He is now advising and supporting a wide variety of schools in their efforts to improve teaching quality, both working at strategic leadership level and coaching individual teachers in the classroom.

He is well known for his work in the field of teaching and learning styles, having developed a reputation for being prepared to put his ideas into practice on a daily basis. He has done extensive INSET work and is the author of a number of other highly regarded books including Closing the Learning Gap, Lessons are for Learning and Tweak to Transform.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition

Foreword - by Professor John West-Burnham

Section One - Introduction

Section Two, - What do we know about change?

Section Three - What do we know about learning?

Section Four - Leading the improvement process

Section Five - Coaching

Section Six - The role of middle managers

Section Seven - Case studies

Section Eight - Now tweak it

References and further reading

Index

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