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Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning

Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning
Strategies and Techniques

Fourth Edition

January 2017 | 256 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE
Secrets to supervising for instructional improvement!

With continual emphasis on student outcomes and state and national standards, supervision of instruction is an indispensable function that inspires good teaching and promotes student learning. More than ever, effective supervision is vital to instructional improvement and this new edition of Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning pinpoints the strategies and techniques that matter most.

Susan Sullivan and Jeffrey Glanz approach supervision as a process for empowering teachers with "super-vision" to see and reflect upon their teaching in a non-judgmental way for improved instructional delivery. Fully updated and revised, this best-selling book features

New observation tools centered on diversity and differentiated instruction

Pairing tools for the same focus—one to observe the teacher and a second for the students

New case studies on alternative approaches to supervision such as learning walks, lesson study, and book groups

A new chapter on creating transformational change

More on technology topics such as blogs, wikis, online and hybrid courses

Scenarios highlighting English Language Learners and exceptional students

Summary sheets and observation charts for use in the classroom

Reflective microlabs to reinforce material and concepts

Featuring 42 qualitative and quantitative observation tools, Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning encourages hands-on development of essential supervision skills.

Foreword to the Fourth Edition by Karen Osterman
Preface to the Fourth Edition
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
2.Three Interpersonal Approaches to Supervision
How We Learn
Listening, Reflecting, and Clarifying Techniques
Approaches to Providing Feedback
Guidelines for Reflective Practice
3. Observation Tools and Techniques
Supervision Scenario
Forty-Two Tools and Techniques for Observation
Quantitative Observation Tools
Qualitative Observation Tools
4. An Introduction to Reflective Clinical Supervision
A Definition of Clinical Supervision
The Reflective Clinical Supervision Cycle
5. Alternative Approaches: Case Studies and Implementation Guidelines
Instructional Rounds
Book Study Groups
Lesson Study Groups
Peer Coaching
A Journey: From Peer Coaching to Critical Friends
Portfolios for Differentiated Supervision
Action Research
6. Creating Transformational Change Through a Focus on Instructional Supervision
The Case and Two Questions
7. 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?
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

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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


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