Enhancing Professional Practice

Enhancing Professional Practice Author Charlotte Danielson
ISBN-10 9781416605171
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Describes a framework for teaching based on the PRAXIS III criteria which identifies those aspects of a teacher's responsibilities that promote improved student learning; exploring twenty-two components, grouped into the four domains of planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.

Implementing the Framework for Teaching in Enhancing Professional Practice

Implementing the Framework for Teaching in Enhancing Professional Practice Author Charlotte Danielson
ISBN-10 9781416609193
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 499
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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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 successful teaching into the classroom; (3) Plan a course of action for teacher improvement; (4) Undertake and use new teaching practices and record the results; and (5) Determine the results of new practices and next steps to take. Whether you use the framework in teacher preparation courses, recruitment, mentoring, professional development, or professional learning communities, the nearly 100 tools and activities in this guide will help make the components of successful teaching the standard for practice in your school, district, or personal career. Pdf versions of the tools are available for download.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice Author Charlotte Danielson
ISBN-10 9781416607090
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Since the original publication of Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching in 1996, thousands of educators in the United States and around the world have used the framework and its clear definition of the components of good teaching to structure their professional conversations and guide their practice. Building on those diverse experiences, Charlotte Danielson now provides specific guidance for teacher educators, teachers, administrators, and others who seek to use the framework to improve their programs and practice.

Enhancing Professional Practice

Enhancing Professional Practice Author Charlotte Danielson
ISBN-10 9781416614203
Year 2011-08-22
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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The framework for teaching is a research-based set of components of instruction that are grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. The framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. The framework may be used as the foundation of a school's or district's recruitment and hiring, mentoring, coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation processes, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners. The actions teachers can take to improve student learning are clearly identified and fall under four domains of teaching responsibility: Planning and Preparation, the School Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities. Within the domains are 22 components and 76 descriptive elements that further refine our understanding of what teaching is all about. The framework defines four levels of performance--Unsatisfactory, Basic, Proficient, and Distinguished--for each element, providing a valuable tool that all teachers can use. This second edition has been revised and updated and also includes frameworks for school specialists, such as school nurses, counselors, library and media specialists, and instructional coaches. Comprehensive, clear, and applicable to teaching across the K-12 spectrum, the framework for teaching described in this book is based on the PRAXIS III: Classroom Performance Assessment criteria developed by Educational Testing Service and is compatible with INTASC standards.

Talk About Teaching

Talk About Teaching Author Charlotte Danielson
ISBN-10 9781483373812
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Improve teaching practice through powerful professional conversations! Move beyond isolated teaching, passive observations, ineffective workshops and be the leader who engages staff and affirms the value of reflective and informal professional discussions. Read Talk About Teaching! to build a culture of understanding, respect, and empathy that breeds meaningful conversation and a powerful team of teachers who understand how students learn, what motivates them, and how to implement that research in the classroom. The second edition of this powerful book includes: A new chapter guiding conversations to align with CCSS and other standards Outlines for specific conversation skills needed to initiate and succeed Mental maps, sample topics, and conversation activities

Models of Professional Development

Models of Professional Development Author Bruce Joyce
ISBN-10 9781412978064
Year 2010-02-18
Pages 149
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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This comprehensive resource examines five major models of professional development and how they can be implemented and tailored to meet the multifaceted needs of any school or district.

Getting Started with English Language Learners

Getting Started with English Language Learners Author Judie Haynes
ISBN-10 9781416605195
Year 2007
Pages 163
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Whether you're new to teaching English language learners or an old hand, here's a guide that provides you with a firm baseline and can't-miss strategies for boosting the achievement of these students. A teacher with 26 years of experience uses familiar scenarios from actual classrooms to illustrate ideas and advice you can use right away: (1) Six key concepts and six common myths of second language acquisition; (2) Five stages of language acquisition and what to do at each; (3) Four stages of culture shock that newcomers go through before they become comfortable with the language; (4) How to know when an ell student is ready to speak; (5) How to match instruction to ell learning styles and thinking skills; (6) Main challenges that ell students face in learning reading, writing, math, science, and social studies; (7) How to use differentiated instruction, flexible grouping, and other essential practices for ell students; and (8) What to do for ell students during the first weeks of school. School leaders should buy this book in bulk for wide distribution or use the book's professional development activities to create workshops and teacher induction programs.

Assessment Powered Teaching

Assessment Powered Teaching Author Nancy W. Sindelar
ISBN-10 9781510700833
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Knowledge is power, and this book puts assessment data and instruction together in a step-by-step format. Instead of dreading the time testing takes from teaching, you can harness its power to define learning targets, build standards-based assessments; gather and use test data in the classroom, and develop data-driven teaching strategies. Assessment expert Nancy W. Sindelar provides practical tools that help teachers: • Use formative and summative assessment results to enhance instruction • Motivate students by providing clear learning targets • Utilize technology to analyze students’ progress • Raise test scores Included are testimonials from teachers, numerous data analysis examples, rubrics, and a chapter on culturally diverse schools. Designed to be adaptable, this book is a powerful resource for teachers, teacher teams, and all educators dedicated to enhancing student learning.

Understanding Common Core State Standards

Understanding Common Core State Standards Author John S. Kendall
ISBN-10 9781416613312
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 63
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Now that the Common Core standards are coming to just about every school, what every school leader needs is a straightforward explanation that lays out the benefits of the Common Core in plain English, provides a succinct overview, and gets everyone thinking about how to transition to this promising new paradigm. This handy, inexpensive booklet helps you get everyone in your school community--teachers, parents, and other stakeholders--up to speed. Circulating multiple copies throughout your school will provide an overview of the new standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. Plus, there are numerous suggestions on transition activities for teachers and districts to consider, including: (1) Creating a Crosswalk, which compares the content of the Common Core with your current standards; (2) Developing transition documents that support deeper understanding of the Common Core standards by using current standards as a bridge; and (3) Taking the longer view of implementing the Common Core systemically.

Teacher Professional Knowledge and Development for Reflective and Inclusive Practices

Teacher Professional Knowledge and Development for Reflective and Inclusive Practices Author Ismail Hussein Amzat
ISBN-10 9781315397696
Year 2017-06-14
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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This book brings together the practice of reflective teaching and the knowledge of inclusive practices in the context of teacher education and continuing professional development. It is a call to leverage reflective teaching for inclusive practices. The first part of the book provides an overview of what constitutes reflective practice in the 21st century and how teachers can become reflective practitioners. It also discusses how teacher professional development can be enhanced for reflective teaching practice. The second part of the book deals with teachers' knowledge development in order to create inclusive teaching and learning environments. It highlights the need for a responsive teaching climate, intercultural competency, pedagogical change and professional literacy. A reflective inclusive teacher is likely to anticipate the multiple needs of diverse learners in pluralistic settings, thus ensuring student success. This book will enhance the efforts of teacher educators and teaching professionals in building a culture of reflective and inclusive teaching practice in the classroom.

Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools

Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools Author James McLeskey
ISBN-10 9781136242434
Year 2014-05-16
Pages 564
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Over the last decade, the educational context for students with disabilities has significantly changed primarily as a result of mandates contained in NCLB and IDEA. The purpose of this book is to summarize the research literature regarding how students might be provided classrooms and schools that are both inclusive and effective. Inclusive schools are defined as places where students with disabilities are valued and active participants in academic and social activities and are given supports that help them succeed. Effectiveness is addressed within the current movement toward multi-tiered systems of support and evidence-based practices that meet the demands of high-stakes accountability.

Effective Supervision

Effective Supervision Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781416613190
Year 2011-05-05
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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In Effective Supervision, Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, and David Livingston show school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers. Their five-part framework is based on what research tells us about how expertise develops. When these five conditions are attended to in a systematic way, teachers do improve their skills: * A well-articulated knowledge base for teaching * Opportunities for teachers to practice specific strategies or behaviors and to receive feedback * Opportunities for teachers to observe and discuss expertise * Clear criteria for success and help constructing professional growth and development plans * Recognition of the different stages of development progressing toward expertise. The focus is on developing a collegial atmosphere in which teachers can freely share effective practices with each other, observe one another's classrooms, and receive focused feedback on their teaching strategies. The constructive dynamics of this approach always keep in sight the aim of enhancing students' well-being and achievement. As the authors note, "The ultimate criterion for expert performance in the classroom is student achievement. Anything else misses the point."

Instructional Supervision

Instructional Supervision Author Sally J. Zepeda
ISBN-10 9781596670419
Year 2007
Pages 366
Language en
Publisher Eye On Education
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The first edition of Instructional Supervision: Applying Tools and Concepts was highly regarded by both professors and students for its practicality and its - - coverage of tools & strategies to help supervisors work effectively with teachers.- up-to-date approach to clinical supervision which includes teacher portfolios, action research, peer coaching, and other innovative practices.- authentic case studies, classroom examples, field experiences, prompts for reflection, and pragmatic tips.The second edition retains all of these features and goes further by offering -- a comprehensive collection of classroom observation tools.- a new chapter on confronting marginal teaching. - expanded coverage of professional development & its link to teacher evaluation.- extended ELCC-based self-assessment activities for students to help them master the entire cycle of clinical supervision and the development of professional growth plans.

Reflective Practice and Professional Development

Reflective Practice and Professional Development Author Peter Tarrant
ISBN-10 9781446290279
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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The connections between reflective practice and professional development are the focus for this book, which offers guidance to support lasting change and provides strategies to enable self-initiated professional development. The book includes: - traditional approaches to reflective practice - how to enhance the effectiveness of reflective practice - putting reflective practice in context - how reflective practice can improve attainment for students and staff - an Appendix of useful resources. With case studies and examples of relective practice from trainee teachers and from students studying across a range of Education courses, this book equips the reader to develop their own reflective practice framework. Relevant also to practitioners working across the children's workforce, it encourages personal and professional development for the whole range of professionals working in education and care. Peter Tarrant is a Teaching Fellow at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.

Nursing and Multi Professional Practice

Nursing and Multi Professional Practice Author Janet McCray
ISBN-10 9781446204986
Year 2009-02-19
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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`The book is a real find for nursing students (and academics!) – a clear and comprehensive overview of all the key ideas related to multi-professional practice, with learning activities to help students develop a good understanding of policy and practice issues. The examples that are given will help make sense of how the theory applies to practice. This is a book that will become a key source of reference throughout any undergraduate nursing programme' - Dr Kay Caldwell, Head of the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, Middlesex University This book offers nursing students an introduction to - and foundation in - multi-professional practice. It explores the reasons behind the changing face and redesign of many services in health and social care, and it looks at how this affects the readers own role in the emerging multi-professional partnerships and teams. Features of the book include: o it provides a framework for developing the knowledge and practice skills needed for effective collaborative working o it contains examples drawn from acute medicine, primary care, mental-health services, learning disability nursing, child and family social care, and community nursing o it is embedded in real-life practice and brings together examples from traditional and more innovative practice settings o it offers tips for successful teamworking and reflects upon likely challenges o the chapters are supported by a range of interactive study activities linked to the student nurse's practice placement experiences. Nursing and Multi-professional Practice will help students to develop the skills for effective collaboration. It has been designed to map onto the pre-registration curriculum and will be invaluable reading for all nursing students, as well as professionals and trainees working at the interface of health and social care.