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Evaluating America S Teachers

Author : W. James Popham
ISBN : 9781483307558
Genre : Education
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When teacher evaluations are fair, everyone wins. Poor evaluation systems don’t just hurt teachers—they hurt students, too. That’s why America can’t afford to wait for the teacher-evaluation problem to be solved. To provide balanced, accurate, and rigorous evaluations that take into account each teacher’s particular circumstances, only one system can work: evidence-governed collegial judgment. This book includes: A discussion of common evaluation systems, including testing, value-added models, and observations Analysis of federal guidelines and state responses Action steps teachers and school leaders can take to influence policy A clear rationale and strategies for implementing a teacher evaluation model based on human judgment

The Creative Director

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ISBN : 0962430811
Genre : Music
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(Meredith Music Resource). The Student Supplement to "Alternative Rehearsal Techniques" provides new concepts, graphic illustrations and instructional procedures designed to enhance and accelerate student performance skills. The most exciting aspect of this method is that every student becomes totally involved!

Reinventing America S Schools

Author : David Osborne
ISBN : 9781632869937
Genre : Education
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From David Osborne, the author of Reinventing Government--a biting analysis of the failure of America's public schools and a comprehensive plan for revitalizing American education. In Reinventing America's Schools, David Osborne, one of the world's foremost experts on public sector reform, offers a comprehensive analysis of the charter school movements and presents a theory that will do for American schools what his New York Times bestseller Reinventing Government did for public governance in 1992. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the city got an unexpected opportunity to recreate their school system from scratch. The state's Recovery School District (RSD), created to turn around failing schools, gradually transformed all of its New Orleans schools into charter schools, and the results are shaking the very foundations of American education. Test scores, school performance scores, graduation and dropout rates, ACT scores, college-going rates, and independent studies all tell the same story: the city's RSD schools have tripled their effectiveness in eight years. Now other cities are following suit, with state governments reinventing failing schools in Newark, Camden, Memphis, Denver, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Oakland. In this book, Osborne uses compelling stories from cities like New Orleans and lays out the history and possible future of public education. Ultimately, he uses his extensive research to argue that in today's world, we should treat every public school like a charter school and grant them autonomy, accountability, diversity of school designs, and parental choice.

Effective Teaching Methods

Author : Gary D. Borich
ISBN : 9780134056142
Genre : Education
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Prepare to meet the challenges of today’s diverse classrooms—and discover the opportunities for professional growth and advancement they provide—with this widely popular, market-leading text. In an accessible, conversational style, this book shows new and future teachers how to apply success-proven, research-based teaching practices that are up to date, practical and realistic for use in today’s diverse classrooms. The material and teaching practices presented are supplemented with examples from classroom videos, written classroom dialogues, and case studies, many taken from years of research and observation of effective teaching practices in actual classrooms. Readers see clearly how to engage students in the learning process, manage the classroom effectively, and increase student achievement. The new edition of Borich’s Effective Teaching Methods helps prepare teachers for the challenges of today’s diverse classrooms through coverage of such topics as Common Core curriculum standards, differentiated instruction, new educational technologies, special populations in the general education classroom, cognitive and academic language proficiency, and new legislative initiatives such as Race to the Top and Response to Intervention.

Relentless Pursuit

Author : Donna Foote
ISBN : 9780307269393
Genre : Education
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When Locke High School opened its doors in 1967, the residents of Watts celebrated it as a sign of the changes promised by Los Angeles. But four decades later, first-year Teach for America recruits Rachelle, Phillip, Hrag, and Taylor are greeted by a school that looks more like a prison, with bars, padlocks, and chains all over. With little training and experience, these four will be asked to produce academic gains in students who are among the most disadvantaged in the country. Relentless Pursuit lays bare the experiences of these four teachers to evaluate the strengths and peculiarities of Teach for America and a social reality that has become inescapable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mission Possible

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ISBN : PSU:000048842242
Genre : Agricultural extension work
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Effective Teacher Evaluation

Author : Kenneth D. Peterson
ISBN : 9781452280868
Genre : Education
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Enrich the quality of teaching and learning in your school with meaningful teacher evaluations! This is the essential guide for principals who want to improve the teacher evaluation process, develop highly qualified teachers, and improve student achievement levels in their schools. This "hands-on," practical handbook provides principals with specific strategies, including: Using the best objective evidence available Putting the teacher at the center of the process Using multiple data sources which vary by individual teacher Incorporating student achievement data Inspiring ongoing teacher reflection and analysis

Nickel And Dimed

Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN : 1429926643
Genre : Social Science
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Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again.

How To Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking The Bank

Author : John G. Gabriel
ISBN : 9781416616450
Genre : Education
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How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank will help you improve your school without investing in externally developed, expensive, and time-consuming reform programs or initiatives. It's packed with replicable strategies and practical tools that educators in any school can incorporate to transform the culture and improve student achievement and professional practice. You'll learn how to * Hone your own leadership and grow new leaders among your staff; * Develop a vision and a mission for your school; * Promote excellence among both staff and students; * Make the most of your time and facilitate effective meetings; and * Mine and use data with purpose. For most schools, times are tough and money is tight--but school leaders must still focus on how to steadily improve student achievement. Academic performance will improve in the long term only if your school has a healthy culture marked by integrity, a strong work ethic, collaboration, and reflective risk taking. Strengthening those foundational elements will help you sustain positive change in your school, even in difficult economic times. The good news is that you already have the resources you need to help your school thrive. This book will help you to maximize them.

One Day All Children

Author : Wendy Kopp
ISBN : 0786724005
Genre : Education
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From her dorm room at Princeton University, twenty-one-year-old college senior Wendy Kopp decided to launch a movement to improve public education in America. In One Day, All Children... , she shares the remarkable story of Teach For America, a non-profit organization that sends outstanding college graduates to teach for two years in the most under-resourced urban and rural public schools in America. The astonishing success of the program has proven it possible for children in low-income areas to attain the same level of academic achievement as children in more privileged areas and more privileged schools. One Day, All Children… is not just a personal memoir. It's a blueprint for the new civil rights movement--a movement that demands educational access and opportunity for all American children.

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