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Supportive Supervision
Becoming a Teacher of Teachers



February 2004 | 200 pages | Corwin

"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 Kappenberg
Director 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 the annual 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.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
1. Supportive Supervision
The Supportive Supervision Continuum

 
Goal Setting

 
Lesson Planning

 
Observation

 
Professional Development

 
Extensive Professional Commitment

 
End-Of-Year Evaluation

 
 
2. What Makes a Great School?
The Answer Key

 
Some Are Better Than Others

 
Effective Schools

 
NASSP Research

 
Instructional Leadership Is the Key

 
Supportive Supervision Is Instructional Leadership

 
 
3. Hiring the Right Teachers
The Challenge

 
Teacher Shortages

 
Our Most Valuable Resource

 
Who Are the Right Teachers?

 
The Right Stuff

 
The Ten-Step Program

 
Summary

 
 
4. Goal Setting
The Need To Plan

 
Setting the Goals: A Collaborative Process

 
Data Analysis

 
Objectives

 
The Strategy

 
Evaluation

 
Goals for the New Teacher

 
Goals for the Marginal Teacher

 
Putting It All Together

 
 
5. Lesson Planning
Planning Should Be Linked To Goals

 
Your Role in the Planning Process

 
Supervisory Review

 
Keeping Current

 
Planning With the New Teacher

 
Planning With Experienced Teachers

 
Planning With Marginal Teachers

 
Effective Lesson Planning

 
Two Lesson Plan Designs

 
 
6. Observation
Supportive Approach to Observations

 
Be Supportive With All Staff

 
The Observation Process

 
A Complete Example of an Observation Report

 
The Supportive Supervision Observation Report

 
 
7. Professional Development
PD for All Staff

 
Planning and Flexibility

 
A Broad View of PD

 
Use a Variety of PD Activities

 
Base PD on Needs

 
PD and Academic Achievement

 
Feedback

 
Written Reports

 
A Final Word on PD

 
 
8. Extensive Professional Commitment
What is EPC?

 
EPC: Easily Recognized, Difficult to Define

 
Is the EPC Teacher Realistic?

 
Hiring Teachers With the Right Stuff

 
The Five Key Components to Building EPC in Your School

 
A Successful EPC Story

 
 
9. End-Of-Year Evaluation
EOY Evaluation Is a Process

 
Looking Ahead

 
In Summary

 
 
Endnotes
 
Index

"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 Kappenberg, Director of Research
Sewanhaka Central High School, Floral Park, NY

"This book provides a fresh approach to supervision with emphasis on interpersonal and technical skills. It is a unique blend of theory and practice, written by people who have been in the trenches who describe real solutions and ways of working with teachers and improving solutions."

Gene Geisert, Associate Professor, Department Chair
St. John's University

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Dr Dorene Huvaere
College Of Education, Lewis University
February 25, 2012
Key features
A Joint Publication With the National Association of Secondary School Principals

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Supportive Supervision


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