Now We're Talking: 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Making Time for Classroom Observation and Teacher Evaluation)
ISBN: 1936764202
EAN13: 9781936764204
Language: English
Pages: 248
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Solution Tree

Now We're Talking: 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Making Time for Classroom Observation and Teacher Evaluation)

Book Overview
Daily observation of classroom teaching can significantly impact the quality of teaching and learning. Organized into 21 chapters designed to be read over a period of 21 school days, Now We're Talking presents a results-driven approach that far surpasses traditional walkthrough models of feedback for teachers. School leaders will complete two cycles of classroom visits while reading the book and establish the necessary foundation for subsequent visits. This plan will help you incorporate daily classroom walkthroughs to improve teaching and learning: - Understand how daily classroom observation can help you make informed decisions that foster rich relationships with teachers, improve professional practices, reduce stress, and increase student learning. - Discover how to conduct teacher evaluations and classroom walkthroughs to improve teaching and learning, fostering high-performance results and high-quality instructional leadership. - Take part in 21 days of action challenges toward making teacher observations and giving feedback to teachers after observation a daily practice. - Learn supervision and instructional leadership skills that establish effective communication in schools. - Gain time-management tips for streamlining your inboxes, staying organized, and prioritizing work so you have time for daily classroom visits and lesson observation feedback. Contents: Week 1: High-Performance Instructional Leadership Fundamentals Chapter 1: Understanding Why Instructional Leaders Belong in Classrooms Chapter 2: Following the High-Performance Instructional Leadership Model Chapter 3: Acknowledging Related Instructional Leadership, Supervision, and Walkthrough Models Chapter 4: Conducting Your First Two Cycles of Visits Chapter 5: Thinking Ahead to Your Third Cycle of Visits Week 2: High-Performance Habits Chapter 6: Making Time to Visit Classrooms Chapter 7: Keeping Your Communication Channels Under Control Chapter 8: Managing the Work You're Not Doing Yet Chapter 9: Organizing Your To-Do List Chapter 10: Maximizing Your Mental Energy With Habits Week 3: High-Impact Instructional Conversations Chapter 11: Going Beyond Data Collection and the Feedback Sandwich Chapter 12: Facilitating Evidence-Based Conversations Chapter 13: Bringing a Shared Instructional Framework Into the Conversation Chapter 14: Developing Skills for High-Impact C Daily observation of classroom teaching can significantly impact the quality of teaching and learning. Organized into 21 chapters designed to be read over a period of 21 school days, Now We're Talking presents a results-driven approach that far surpasses traditional walkthrough models of feedback for teachers. School leaders will complete two cycles of teacher evaluations while reading the book and establish the necessary foundation for subsequent visits. This plan will help you incorporate daily classroom walkthroughs to improve teaching and learning: Understand how daily classroom observation can help you make informed decisions that foster rich relationships with teachers, improve professional practices, reduce stress, and increase student learning. Discover how to conduct teacher evaluations and classroom walkthroughs to improve teaching and learning, fostering high-performance results and high-quality instructional leadership. Make performing teacher observations and giving feedback to teachers a daily practice. Learn supervision and instructional leadership skills that establish effective communication in schools. Gain time-management tips for streamlining your inboxes, staying organized, and prioritizing work so you have time for daily classroom visits and classroom observation feedback. Contents: Week 1: High-Performance Instructional Leadership Fundamentals Chapter 1: Understanding Why Instructional Leaders Belong in Classrooms Chapter 2: Following the High-Performance Instructional Leadership Model Chapter 3: Acknowledging Related Instructional Leadership, Supervision, and Walkthrough Models Chapter 4: Conducting Your First Two Cycles of Visits Chapter 5: Thinking Ahead to Your Third Cycle of Visits Week 2: High-Performance Habits Chapter 6: Making Time to Visit Classrooms Chapter 7: Keeping Your Communication Channels Under Control Chapter 8: Managing the Work You're Not Doing Yet Chapter 9: Organizing Your To-Do List Chapter 10: Maximizing Your Mental Energy With Habits Week 3: High-Impact Instructional Conversations Chapter 11: Going Beyond Data Collection and the Feedback Sandwich Chapter 12: Facilitating Evidence-Based Conversations Chapter 13: Bringing a Shared Instructional Framework Into the Conversation Chapter 14: Developing Skills for High-Impact Conversations Chapter 15: Handling the Toughest Conversations Week 4: High-Performance Instructional Leadership Enhancement Chapter 16: Building Your Feedback Repertoire Chapter 17: Balancing Your Formal Evaluation Responsibilities Chapter 18: Identifying Improvements From Classroom Visits Chapter 19: Opening the Door to New Models of Professional Learning Chapter 20: Choosing an Instructional Focus for an Observation Cycle Chapter 21: Scaling Classroom Visits Across Your School and District onversations Chapter 15: Handling the Toughest Conversations Week 4: High-Performance Instructional Leadership Enhancement Chapter 16: Building Your Feedback Repertoire Chapter 17: Balancing Your Formal Evaluation Responsibilities Chapter 18: Identifying Improvements From Classroom Visits Chapter 19: Opening the Door to New Models of Professional Learning Chapter 20: Choosing an Instructional Focus for an Observat