A Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom: : Creating Support Systems for Teacher Success - explore what it means to be a self-actualized education leader and how to inspire leadership in others

A Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom: : Creating Support Systems for Teacher Success - explore what it means to be a self-actualized education leader and how to inspire leadership in others

by John R. Wink

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Overview

A Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom: : Creating Support Systems for Teacher Success - explore what it means to be a self-actualized education leader and how to inspire leadership in others by John R. Wink

To ensure learning for all students, schools must first build support systems that guarantee excellence for all teachers. This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success. Each chapter begins with a teacher narrative and ends with a reflection tool, which challenges readers to apply chapter content to their work as education leaders.

Benefits

  • Learn why teachers need to know their students as deeply as they know the lessons they share with these students if they want to maximize learning.
  • Study research that proves we need excellent teachers for students to experience significant growth in learning.
  • Consult schoolwide, team, and individualized support systems and interventions, which strengthen teachers at every level of need and experience.
  • Learn how the author’s Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence relates to Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in order to address specific areas for teacher improvement and growth.

Contents

Introduction

1 Every Teacher Counts

2 Leading for Excellence—Learning Resources

3 Leading for Excellence—Classroom Routines and Procedures

4 Leading for Excellence—Relationships for Learning

5 Leading for Excellence—Student Engagement

6 Leading for Excellence—Rigor and Mastery

7 Leading for Excellence—Creative Strategies for Individual Students

8 Leading for Excellence—Teacher Leadership

References and Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942496939
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

About the Author xi

Foreword xiii

Introduction 1

Why Are We Here, and What Is Our Mission? 2

What Role Do Teachers Play in Achieving That Mission? 3

How Do We Make All Teachers Successful? 4

Overview of the Book 6

Conclusion 8

1 Every Teacher Counts 9

A Teacher's Powerful Influence 10

Instructional Excellence From Day One 13

The Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence 15

The Three-Step Excellence Support System 21

Conclusion 24

2 Leading for Excellence: Learning Resources 27

Starting the First Day on the Job 28

Leveraging Learning Resources 30

Building an Excellence Support System: Learning Resources 32

Conclusion 42

Reflection Tool: Learning Resources 44

3 Leading for Excellence: Classroom Routines and Procedures 47

Struggling Alone With No Routines 48

Managing Classroom Routines and Procedures 50

Building an Excellence Support System: Classroom Routines and Procedures 55

Conclusion 64

Reflection Tool: Classroom Routines and Procedures 66

4 Leading for Excellence: Relationships for Learning 69

Getting to the Heart of Student Behavior 70

Building Relationships for Learning 71

Building an Excellence Support System: Relationships for Learning 76

Conclusion 83

Reflection Tool: Relationships for Learning 86

5 Leading for Excellence: Student Engagement 89

Engaging Students From Bell to Bell 90

Promoting Student Engagement 93

Building an Excellence Support System: Student Engagement 103

Conclusion 112

Reflection Tool: Student Engagement 114

6 Leading for Excellence: Rigor and Mastery 117

Promoting Students From Average to Excellent 118

Implementing Rigor and Mastery 120

Building an Excellence Support System: Rigor and Mastery 128

Conclusion 142

Reflection Tool: Rigor and Mastery 145

7 Leading for Excellence: Creative Strategies for Individual Students 147

Accepting It's All in the Details 148

Developing Creative Strategies for Individual Students 151

Building an Excellence Support System: Creative Strategies for Individual Students 158

Conclusion 168

Reflection Tool: Creative Strategies for Individual Students 170

8 Leading for Excellence: Teacher Leadership 173

Introducing Shirley Copeland, the Queen of Mathematics 174

Fostering Teacher Leadership 175

Conclusion 183

Reflection Tool: Teacher Leadership 185

References and Resources 187

Index 195

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