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Supervision in Practice

Supervision in Practice
Three Steps to Improving Teaching and Learning

184 pages | Corwin
Supervision Kit (Book, Video, and Workbook)


You'll gain essential hands-on supervisory skills in this user-friendly guide. No more theories that sound good but don't work. This book offers strategies and techniques that work in real situations--because they're research based and empirically tested! A must for any educational professional who strives to help teachers be better instructors.

The highlights:

} Jargon-free text hands-on practices to develop a personalized supervision strategy

} Field-tested tools and techniques for qualitative and quantitative observation

} Comprehensive resource of traditional and alternative supervisory structures

} Reproducible summary sheets, observation charts, and detachable 3" x 5" crib cards.


The "fishbowl techniques" and scenarios that form the center of Supervision That Improves Teaching, Second Edition come to life in this dynamic video from John Glenn. Susan Sullivan and Jeffrey Glanz are featured in this 65-minute video, where key concepts from the book are illustrated through real-life application in three different multiracial, ethnically diverse classrooms. Then additional real-life examples from other classrooms are offered, and viewers are challenged to analyze supervision techniques themselves in an innovative "Q&A" process that turns the tape into a unique learning tool. It's the perfect companion to the text, whether for personal use or for a larger professional development process.


This new guide for the Supervision in Practice video fully connects Sullivan's important book with the equally valuable Sullivan/Glanz video, creating a valuable tool for supervisors who are putting Sullivan's insights to use on a day-to-day basis. The guide focuses on the chapters from the book that comprise the video content, and uses ten stills from the video to 'complete the circle', offering additional applications and insights from the author. Like the book and video alone, the emphasis is on practical, applicable strategies and techniques for use in the real world, not theory or references-- the final piece of the supervision puzzle for practitioners at all levels.

Jeffrey G. Glanz

Jeffrey Glanz currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for University-School Partnership, Director of the Masters Program and the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. Prior to coming to YU, Dr. Glanz served as Dean of Graduate Programs and Chair of the Department of Education at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. He also coordinated the educational leadership program that led to New York State certification as a principal and assistant principal. Prior to arriving at Wagner, he served as... More About Author

Susan S. Sullivan

Susan Sullivan is currently Chair of the Department of Education at the College of Staten Island (CSI), City University of New York (CUNY) where all undergraduate and graduate education programs are under the direction of the Chair. Previously, she was the Chair of the Education Department for six years. She continues to teach post master’s courses in supervision of instruction and educational leadership in the Department leadership program. She is co-principal investigator on an NSF grant that supports the Teacher Education Honors Academy and is a founder of the CSI High School for International Studies. In addition, she is currently... More About Author