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The Focus Model

Author : B.R. Jones
ISBN : 9781483344287
Genre : Education
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With school improvement initiatives, quality trumps quantity every time. This book solves the growing problem of schools implementing too many improvement strategies at once instead of deep focus on the most critical few. B.R. Jones’s method details: Selecting critical standards—Defining the skills your students most need now. Uncovering the essentials—Choosing your initiatives based on a deconstruction of the standards and targeted definitions of how they will enrich students. Critical formative analysis of students—Analyzing student work to measure the strategy’s effectiveness. Critical learning teams—Collaborating with colleagues so everyone can make better decisions.

Collaborative Leadership

Author : Peter M. DeWitt
ISBN : 9781506337128
Genre : Education
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Get the ammunition you need to fuel collaborative leadership in your school. What type of leadership do you practice? Many of us rely on transformational and instructional leadership. But there are advantages in applying a holistic angle including all stakeholders—an approach known as collaborative leadership. Peter DeWitt unpacks six factors framed through John Hattie’s research while painting a powerful scheme: meet stakeholders where they are, motivate stakeholders to strive for improvement, model how to do it. The blueprint will inspire you to: Transform your leadership practice Identify where you can make changes Build and empower your team Incorporate all stakeholders into the conversation

Capacity Building For School Improvement

Author : Patricia Stringer
ISBN : 9789462093294
Genre : Education
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At a time when there is a high demand for capacity building in schools, many administrators and practitioners find little if any empirical studies on how this can be achieved in practice. Through the eyes of an experienced researcher, schoolteacher, senior administrator and university lecturer, this book captures how a low decile school in New Zealand successfully built its capacity for improvement. Dr. Patricia Stringer allows the reader, who could be anyone with an interest in education, leadership and school development, to identify contextual problems and difficulties that limit capacity building and suggests pathways to overcome them. This is an easy to read and enjoyable book, but, one that digs deep into practice. The researcher spent over a year working with the staff, board and parents of this school discovering and recording authentic information about this school’s successful journey to success. For the researcher, this was an exciting experience; one that needs to be shared with the wider educational community. A must read book.

Improving The Quality Of Education For All Second Edition

Author : David Hopkins
ISBN : 9781134117062
Genre : Education
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The "Improving the Quality of Education for All" (IQEA) school improvement project has, over the last ten years, reduced and evaluated a model of development that strengthens the school's ability to provide high quality education for all its pupils by building on existing good practice. The schools within the IQEA network have also provided the setting for a long-term investigation into the processes of school change and the enhancement of student achievement. This book provides many practical staff development activities and gives examples of specific changes which have taken place in IQEA schools, relating both to the progress of students and the professional development of their teachers. These training activities and examples demonstrate that improving the quality of education has many facets, not all of which can be measured and translated into league tables.

Every School A Great School

Author : Hopkins, David
ISBN : 9780335220991
Genre : Education
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This text argues that, for 'every school a great school' to become a reality, requires a move from individual school improvement efforts and short term objectives to a sustainable system-wide response that seeks to re-establish a balance between national prescription and schools leading reform.

How Schools Change

Author : Tony Wagner
ISBN : 9781135957896
Genre : Education
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The first edition of How Schools Change chronicled the efforts of three very different high schools to improve teaching and learning in the early 1990's. Now, in a new second edition, Wagner concisely summarizes the decade-long history of education reform efforts and revisits the three communities at the beginning of a new century.

Development Planning For School Improvement

Author : David H. Hargreaves
ISBN : 0304331031
Genre : Education
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Development planning is a relatively new concept in a changing educational vocabulary. Different terms are now being used both within and between countries, and the same term does not always have a shared meaning. There is, however, something of a common core in both the origin and definition of the concept, whatever particular name is used. Development planning is a response to the need for a systematic and whole-school approach to planning and the management of multiple innovations and change. Although development planning is now a widespread innovation, its success or effectiveness in terms of school improvement is by no means established. The relative youth of development planning as a school improvement strategy, and the fact the research is set within specific national or local contexts, means that far less is known than anyone cares to admit. The twelve chapters representing experience from six English-speaking countries that comprise this volume attempt to remedy that situation. Together with the editorial introduction they seek to pick out recurring themes as well as those very distinctive features that may be important in an emergent field of study.

How To Create A Culture Of Achievement In Your School And Classroom

Author : Douglas Fisher
ISBN : 9781416614579
Genre : Education
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What does it feel like to walk into your school? Is it a welcoming place, where everyone feels valued? Most school improvement efforts focus on academic goals, instructional models, curriculum, and assessments. But sometimes what can make or break your learning community are the intangibles--the relationships, identity, and connections that make up its culture. Authors Fisher, Frey, and Pumpian believe that no school improvement effort will be effective unless school culture is addressed. They identify five pillars that are critical to building a culture of achievement: 1. Welcome: Imagine if all staff members in your school considered it their job to make every student, parent, and visitor feel noticed, welcomed, and valued. 2. Do no harm: Your school rules should be tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be. 3. Choice words: When the language students hear helps them tell a story about themselves that is one of possibility and potential, students perform in ways that are consistent with that belief. 4. It's never too late to learn: Can you push students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by, to discover what they are capable of achieving? 5. Best school in the universe: Is your school the best place to teach and learn? The best place to work? Drawing on their years of experience in the classroom, the authors explain how these pillars support good teaching and learning. In addition, they provide 19 action research tools that will help you create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you'll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.

Using Data To Improve Student Learning In School Districts

Author : Victoria Bernhardt
ISBN : 9781317922841
Genre : Education
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This book helps you make sense of the data your school district collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Parents Participation In School Improvement Processes Electronic Resource Final Report Of The Parent Participation In School Improvement Planning Project

Author : Patricia A. Allison
ISBN : 1896660185
Genre : Education
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