Most guides on the process of turning around low-performing schools typically are addressed to principals and superintendents. Teachers, however, are the individuals expected to conduct the 'heavy lifting' of school improvement. Teachers' Guide to School Turnarounds is the first book on the subject written expressly for teachers. It provides a step-by-step introduction to the process of raising student achievement, beginning with diagnosing the causes of low performance and extending beyond the first year of improvement to the factors involved in sustaining high performance. Based on the authors' experiences with the School Turnaround Specialist Program as well as a review of research on successful school improvement projects, the book contains a wealth of tips and warnings for those engaged in, or anticipating being engaged in, the process of turning around a low-performing school.
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Table of ContentsChapter 1 It Takes a Faculty to Turn around a School Chapter 2 School Turnaround Is Not a Myth Chapter 3 Why Are Some Schools Less Successful Than Other Schools? Chapter 4 Inquiring into the Health of Your School Chapter 5 Planning: The First Step to Better School Performance Chapter 6 The First Year of the School Turnaround Process Chapter 7 Keys to Sustaining a Successful School Turnaround Chapter 8 Those Who Can, Teach; Those Who Can Teach, Change Chapter 9 Turnaround Resources