Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Becoming an Invaluable Leader - Books / Professional Development - Books for School Librarians - New Products This title is also available for purchase as an e-book or as a print/e-book bundle. 184 pages 7" x 10"SoftcoverISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1065-8 Year Published: 2011AP Categories: A, E, G Check out a sample of the book now! In New on the Job, experts Ruth Toor and Hilda K. Weisburg helped newbies make the transition to real-world school librarianship. Being Indispensable is all about staying one: without a proactive approach, school librarians, facing a severe economic downturn and budget cuts, run the risk of becoming an endangered species. Table of Contents Introduction Part I Knowing Who You Are1 What’s Your Mission? Part II Knowing Your Stakeholders4 What Do Administrators Want? Part III Thinking Bigger8 How Does Advocacy Develop Leadership? Appendix: Web Resources Index About the Authors Ruth Toor is now a consultant after retiring from her job of twenty-nine years as the school librarian at Southern Boulevard School in Chatham, N.J. Reviews
Secret Teacher: schools have got lesson observations all wrong | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional I loathe observations. I hate other people sitting in my room, po-faced and unsmiling, scribbling on their stupid clipboards every time I breathe. I hate watching other people for performance management – the visible strain, the change in atmosphere, the slightly awkward relationship between the observed and observer. It's difficult to behave and speak in an observation as you would at any other time. From my perspective, it was crushing and hilarious all at the same time. I also find it irritating that so much stock is placed on a single observation. • Always do group work and never ever have the students writing for any length of time as this is boring and therefore 'inadequate'. • If the teacher talks for more than five minutes at a time, this is boring and therefore 'inadequate'. • You must demonstrate progress every 10 or so minutes through some sort of questioning or feedback. I have issues with all of these. Plus, teacher talk – properly utilised – can be fantastic.
The Charlotte Danielson Collection for Enhancing Professional Practice - iObservation Charlotte Danielson Enhance Professional Practice to Raise Student Achievement The Danielson Collection incorporates the four domains of the Framework for Teaching into a streamlined and efficient way to implement, monitor and support teacher growth and development to raise student achievement. Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching is respectful of teacher diversity and the complexity of the teaching-learning process. The Danielson Collection in iObservation: The Collection Contains Charlotte Danielson's: The Framework for Teaching – Guides professional learning and establishes a common language around teacher professional practices across four comprehensive research-based domains Classroom Observation Forms – Enable the collection of observation and artifact data aligned to the Framework for Teaching Efficiency Tools – iObservation helps busy principals manage the teacher evaluation process so that they can focus on meaningful feedback for professional growth.
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NY Districts Gain School Librarian Evaluation Tool School librarians in New York State now have their own customized evaluation rubric, thanks to members of the New York Library Association (NYLA). After two years of lobbying, the New York State Department of Education (NYSSED) approved the “School Librarian Evaluation Rubric,” which provides guidance to school districts on ways to evaluate the performances of their school librarians. Fran Roscello The tool came about when Paige Jaeger, coordinator of school library services at the Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex (WSWHE) BOCES, grew tired of listening to librarians complain how the New York State Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) didn’t really apply to school librarians. The rubric contains 24 areas in which media specialists may be evaluated, including implementation of inquiry based learning, the teaching of literacy and informational skills, collaborating with teachers and administrators, and the pursuit of professional development.
End of Year Reports: An Essential Part of Coaching - The Art of Coaching Teachers My understanding of coaching deepens with every year I coach. After this last year, I'm firming up my conviction that strategic planning is a key activity for a coach to be successful. By strategic planning I mean how we design the coaching work that we'll do with a coachee--the work plan that we create, the goals within it, and the identification of the activities we'll engage in in order to help our coachee meet her goals. That's part one. Part two is how we monitor that work plan throughout the year. Monthly written reflections are extremely useful in assessing our progress on a plan and making necessary adjustments. This year (2012-13) I led a team of instructional and leadership coaches who worked with some of Oakland's most struggling middle schools. Below are a few excerpts from a report written by Anna Martin, an ELA coach on my team. The first part of the report asks for a narrative description of the change. See all those specific examples? Anna's reports are exemplary.
Teacher Effectiveness Suite - Charlotte Danielson Resources The Charlotte Danielson Library of Professional Development Resources The ASCD Teacher Effectiveness Suite offers a comprehensive on-demand library of professional development resources for Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. Documents—Articles written by Charlotte Danielson that connect theory to practice and provide research-based insights to her framework with an in-depth explanation of the 4 domains, 22 components, and 76 elements of the framework for teaching Videos Charlotte Danielson explains and provides examples of each of domain, component, and element in her framework Classroom footage demonstrates how theory is applied to teaching practice Teacher Tools—Planning documents, feedback and coaching forms, reflective questionnaires, and student activities linked to improved teacher practice. Forms and Rubrics—Used for conducting observations, walkthroughs, hiring interviews, and teacher self-assessments Advantages for Teachers Using the Framework for Teaching
How Social-Emotional Learning Transforms Classrooms Research clearly demonstrates that integrating social-emotional learning (SEL) into the classroom is good for both students and the adults who work with them. But there’s a story that the research hasn’t captured—the one of powerful transformation that can result from the practice of SEL. I recently spoke to a number of educators about the impact of SEL on themselves and their students. SEL transforms the inner life of teachers Games and other playful activities were a key part of the Greater Good Science Center's Summer Institute for Educators, which develops key social-emotional learning skills. When educators begin using SEL in the classroom, sometimes the most surprising outcome is how they personally change. Elementary educator Patricia Morris found that she had changed significantly as a result of using SEL in her classroom. Lora Bird, a Kindergarten and music teacher, discovered that SEL rounded out her personality. SEL promotes teacher well-being SEL requires micro-moves