Synopses & Reviews
The Supportive Supervision programme is a proven methodology in improving academic performance and instruction. This book is designed to provide professional assistance and training needs, and written for both beginning administrators and veteran supervisors. Supportive Supervision approaches all facets of instructional leadership in a step-by-step process by offering clear, fully developed, and focused plan as a guide to supervising teachers through countless examples, practical illustrations, realistic situations, sample documents, and useful forms. It is the intent of this book to establish a programme that works in the professional development and instructional improvement of all staff members, and to increase academic performance for all students.
This highly usable, hands-on guide offers that much-needed and fully integrated support system for the building-level supervisor to truly become a teacher of teachers.
This is a comprehensive and exceptionally practical blueprint for school supervision in the 21st century. At a time when national standards for administrative preparation are in the wings, this book should become required reading in schools of educational administration. John KappenbergDirector of Research Sewanhaka Central High School, Floral Park, NY
Successfully meet the needs of staff and students and become a teacher of teachers
As an administrator, new or experienced, you are faced with a myriad of administrative, curricular, and supervisory tasks, while at the same time expected to provide ongoing professional training for your staff. How well prepared are you to deal effectively with the day-to-day business of supervising teachers? What specific support and training opportunities did you receive in order to be the successful leader everyone expects?
Supportive Supervision offers that much-needed and fully integrated support system for the building-level supervisor. By providing a clear path and focus, the authors present a highly usable, hands-on guide that will help fill in the blanks created by districts and schools unable to distribute resources equally for the development and training of their supervisors.
Using a practical approach, chapters focus on key points, including: Improving your own leadership and supervisory skills Collaborating with staff on establishing school wide goals focused on academic improvement Implementing effective lesson planning with supportive and meaningful classroom observations Recruiting and hiring the right teachers while meeting the professional development needs of all staff A three-part process and writing mode for theannual teacher evaluation
Achieve what you first set out to do when you became an administrator: embrace the future by creating a school environment that successfully and creatively meets the needs of all staff and students.