Learning First

Author: Carolyn J. Kelley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273308
Format: PDF, Docs
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Combine this research-based, collaborative framework with four critical dimensions of leadership to advance equity and excellence in student learning and close student achievement gaps in your school.

Teaching As Leadership

Author: Teach For America
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470593066
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A road map for teachers who strive to be highly effective leaders in our nation's classrooms Teach For America has fought the daunting battle of educational equity for the last twenty years. Based on evidence from classrooms across the country, they've discovered much about effective teaching practice, and distilled these findings into the six principles presented in this book. The Teaching As Leadership framework inspires teachers to: Set Big Goals; Invest Students and Their Families; Plan Purposefully; Execute Effectively; Continuously Increase Effectiveness; Work Relentlessly. The results are better educational outcomes for our nation's children, particularly those who live in low-income communities. Inspires educators to be leaders in their classrooms and schools Demystifies what it means to be an effective teacher, describes key elements of practice and provides a clear vision of success Addresses the challenges every teacher, in every classroom, faces on a daily basis An accompanying website includes a wealth of tools, videos, sample lessons, discussion boards, and case studies.

Creating the Opportunity to Learn

Author: A. Wade Boykin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613064
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"Unless we believe that those who have more are inherently superior to those who have less, we should be troubled by the fact that patterns of achievement are often fairly predictable, particularly with respect to students' race and class." In Creating the Opportunity to Learn, Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera help navigate the turbid waters of evidence-based methodologies and chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. Turning a critical eye to current and recent research, the authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children. Boykin and Noguera maintain that it is possible to close the achievement gap by abandoning failed strategies, learning from successful schools, and simply doing more of what the research shows is most effective. Success is founded on equity, but equity involves more than simply ensuring students have equal access to education; equity also entails a focus on outcomes and results. If we want to bring about significant improvements in those outcomes, we have to do more to address the context in which learning takes place. In short, we must create schools where a child's race or class is no longer a predictor for how well he or she might perform.

Changing Policies to Close the Achievement Gap

Author: Cynthia D. Prince
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781578861200
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In this guide, Cynthia D. Prince identifies state and local policies that tend to make the achievement gap worse and describes policy changes that superintendents have made with the support of their boards to help narrow the gap. She also examines policies that aggravate the inequitable distribution of quality teachers and principals, that restrict student access to challenging coursework, and that reduce academic instruction time.

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time

Author: Jane E. Pollock
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614710
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Designed for both classroom teachers and specialists and featuring many authentic voices from the field, this companion to the ASCD best-seller Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time focuses on small, specific adjustments to planning, teaching, and assessment practices that will help raise the achievement of students at risk of academic failure, English language learners, and students receiving special education services.

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

Author: Carolyn J. Downey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412958970
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Written for school leaders, this completely revised edition outlines detailed, research-based strategies for developing high-performing schools and fostering educational equity for all students.

Mapping Leadership

Author: Richard Halverson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118711696
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Drawing on twenty years of research in school effectiveness, this book presents a distributed model of task-based school leadership that leads to continuous school improvement. The book outlines the tasks school leadership teams must focus on to improve teaching and learning, grouped into the following five domains: Focus on Learning Monitoring Teaching and Learning Building Nested Learning Communities Acquiring and Allocating Resources Maintaining a Safe and Effective Learning Environment Recognizing that the principal is a single actor in a complex web of activity influencing student learning, the focus is not only on the principal’s role but on a range of leadership and instructional practices to be shared across the leadership team (including APs, counselors, teachers, and support personnel). These tasks, organized into 21 subdomains, have been demonstrated through extensive research to contribute to improved student learning.

Successful School Leadership

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242456
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book examines the nature of successful school leadership: what it is, what it looks like in practice & what are the consequences for schools & pupils.

Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap

Author: Ruth S. Johnson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360644
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This updated edition of Setting Our Sights outlines the five stages for equity reform while clearly explaining research findings and offering practical tools and examples.