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Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning
Strategies and Techniques

Third Edition

Foreword by Karen Osterman



232 pages | Corwin
In this exciting, new edition of Supervision That Improves Teaching, the authors have taken their reflective clinical supervision process to a new level and focused on the demands that diversity and technology have placed on the supervision cycle. The authors recognize that if supervision of instruction is to be successful, we must address these needs. Therefore, they have built this third edition around the context of diversity within a technological environment. Our new scenarios describe teaching and learning dilemmas for English Language Learners. An additional case study also highlights English Language Learners within the context of "Critical Friends" groups and new observation tools center on the diversity of our schools. Finally, suggestions abound for use of the book within a technological environment – from blogs and wikis to strategies for teaching a hybrid or completely online course.

Sullivan and Glanz have also addressed the dilemmas of preserving meaningful supervision in an era of high-stakes testing and local, state, and national standards. The authors' reflective clinical supervision model encourages and prepares educators to be thoughtful collaborators in improving classroom instruction. And they have extended the options for teacher observation to a thorough but manageable set of tools for standards-based supervision.

Outstanding additions to the third edition include:

- New scenarios, cases and tools focus on the need for differentiated instruction for diverse and exceptional populations in the schools

- Use of this book to evaluate the technological environment in schools in areas such as distance learning, online training, blogging and research

- The authors draw a clearer distinction between evaluation and supervision in this 3rd edition

- The timeline for the Supervision cycle in Chapter 1 has been updated and revised

- Observation Instruments in Chapter 3 have been revised to be more reader and user friendly

- Strategies and observation tools for maintaining reflective supervision in a standards-based environment

This bestselling approach continues to offer interpersonal tools for initiating and providing feedback on classroom observations, alternative approaches to common supervision practices, and the tools necessary for present and future educational leaders to develop dynamic conversations about learning between and among educators-the essence of what effective supervision is really about.

 
Foreword to the Third Edition, by Karen Osterman
 
Preface to the Third Edition
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
A Brief Note to Instructors
 
1. The Changing Context of Supervision
What Is Supervision?

 
The Influence of History

 
Supervision in the Late 19th Century

 
Democratic Methods and Supervision

 
Standards-Based Supervision

 
Understanding the History of Supervision

 
Implications for the Practice of Supervision

 
Assessing Belief Systems

 
Examples of Personal Vision Statements

 
Conclusion

 
Notes

 
 
2. Three Interpersonal Approaches to Supervision
How We Learn

 
Listening, Reflecting, and Clarifying Techniques

 
Approaches to Providing Feedback

 
Guidelines for Reflective Practice

 
Summary

 
Notes

 
 
3. Observation Tools and Techniques
Supervision Scenario

 
Thirty-Two Tools and Techniques for Observation

 
Quantitative Observation Tools

 
Qualitative Observation Tools

 
Summary

 
Conclusion

 
Notes

 
 
4. An Introduction to Reflective Clinical Supervision
A Definition of Clinical Supervision

 
The Reflective Clinical Supervision Cycle

 
Conclusion

 
 
5. Alternative Approaches: Case Studies and Implementation Guidelines
Standards-Based Walk-Through

 
Mentoring

 
Peer Coaching

 
A Journey: From Peer Coaching to Critical Friends

 
Portfolios for Differentiated Supervision

 
Peer Assessment: Selection, Support, and Evaluation

 
Action Research

 
Conclusion

 
Notes

 
 
6. Supervision to Improve Classroom Instruction: Next Steps
Next Steps

 
Guidelines for Creating a Supervisory Platform

 
“For Me, Personally”: My Supervisory Platform

 
Conclusion—or Just a Beginning?

 
Note

 
 
Resource A. Microlab Guidelines
 
Resource B. Fishbowl Guidelines
 
Resource C. Technology in the Classroom: Tips That Span the Traditional to the Virtual Classroom
 
Resource D. Observation Practice Sheets
 
References
 
Index

“Sullivan and Glanz do an excellent job of presenting information in a format that is user friendly, succinct, practical, and applicable to the job of school supervision. This book provides critically important information for aspiring, newly appointed, or veteran school administrators.”

Judy Bruner, Author/Consultant
Instructional Solutions Group

“This is a great marriage of theory and practice.”

Christy M. Moroye, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Supervision
University of Iowa

Great summary of the supervision and evaluation process.

Dr Kenneth Forman
Other, Suny Stony Brook University
November 22, 2010

New edition for Prof. Herman Clark's summer course
EADM 524 Supervision of Teaching Methods & Classroom Management

Ms Charity Mack
Education Dept, Regent University - Virginia Beach
April 22, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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

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