Enhancing Professional Practice

Enhancing Professional Practice
Author: Charlotte Danielson
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1416605177
ISBN 13: 9781416605171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Professional Practice Book Review:

Describes a framework for teaching based on the PRAXIS III criteria which identifies those aspects of a teacher's responsibilities that promote improved student learning; exploring twenty-two components, grouped into the four domains of planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.

Implementing the Framework for Teaching in Enhancing Professional Practice

Implementing the Framework for Teaching in Enhancing Professional Practice
Author: Charlotte Danielson,Darlene Axtell,Bernadette Cleland,Paula Bevan,Candi McKay
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1416609199
ISBN 13: 9781416609193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing the Framework for Teaching in Enhancing Professional Practice Book Review:

With its clear definition of the elements of good teaching, the framework for teaching, designed by Charlotte Danielson, is used by educators around the world for professional preparation, recruitment and hiring, mentoring and induction, professional development, and performance appraisal. This action tool can guide you in applying the framework in your own classroom or school and strengthening your professional practice with proven strategies. Broken down into the different domains, components, and elements of the framework, each section provides examples of best practices for the higher levels of performance, followed by a variety of tools that teachers can adapt and incorporate into their instruction. Self-assessments at the domain and component levels help you analyze your own practice. And the activities for each element can be used in your planning or with students, helping you develop the techniques that strengthen your practice. Whether you use the tools on your own or with colleagues in a study group or professional learning community, implementing the framework for teaching can help you become a better teacher. Charlotte Danielson is also founder of the Danielson Group.

Enhancing Professional Practice

Enhancing Professional Practice
Author: Charlotte Danielson
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2007-02-08
ISBN 10: 1416614206
ISBN 13: 9781416614203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Professional Practice Book Review:

The framework for teaching is a research-based set of components of instruction that are grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. The framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. The framework may be used as the foundation of a school's or district's recruitment and hiring, mentoring, coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation processes, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners. The actions teachers can take to improve student learning are clearly identified and fall under four domains of teaching responsibility: Planning and Preparation, the School Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities. Within the domains are 22 components and 76 descriptive elements that further refine our understanding of what teaching is all about. The framework defines four levels of performance--Unsatisfactory, Basic, Proficient, and Distinguished--for each element, providing a valuable tool that all teachers can use. This second edition has been revised and updated and also includes frameworks for school specialists, such as school nurses, counselors, library and media specialists, and instructional coaches. Comprehensive, clear, and applicable to teaching across the K-12 spectrum, the framework for teaching described in this book is based on the PRAXIS III: Classroom Performance Assessment criteria developed by Educational Testing Service and is compatible with INTASC standards.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice
Author: Charlotte Danielson
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 1416607099
ISBN 13: 9781416607090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice Book Review:

Since the original publication of Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching in 1996, thousands of educators in the United States and around the world have used the framework and its clear definition of the components of good teaching to structure their professional conversations and guide their practice. Building on those diverse experiences, Charlotte Danielson now provides specific guidance for teacher educators, teachers, administrators, and others who seek to use the framework to improve their programs and practice.

What Expert Teachers Do

What Expert Teachers Do
Author: John Loughran
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 1136969675
ISBN 13: 9781136969676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Expert Teachers Do Book Review:

How do expert teachers do it? How do they enhance student learning? How do they manage the dilemmas and tensions inherent in working with 25 different students in every lesson? Internationally respected teacher educator John Loughran argues that teachers’ knowledge of what they do is largely tacit and often misunderstood. In this book, he distils the essence of professional practice for classroom teachers. Drawing on the best research on pedagogy, he outlines the crucial principles of teaching and learning, and shows how they are translated into practice using real classroom examples. He emphasises that teaching procedures need to be part of an integrated approach, so that they are genuinely meaningful and result in learning. Throughout, he shows how teachers can engage their students in ways that create a real ‘need to know’, and a desire to become active learners. What Expert Teachers Do is for teachers who want to become really accomplished practitioners.

Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research

Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research
Author: Caitriona McDonagh,Mary Roche,Bernie Sullivan,Máirín Glenn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136507884
ISBN 13: 9781136507885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research Book Review:

Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research is an accessible introduction to understanding and improving teaching and learning through a process of reflection, research and action. Written by teachers for teachers, it offers a straightforward guide to classroom research and considers issues central to effective professional development. Including questions for reflection and illustrated with case studies and vignettes of the authors’ own experiences of undertaking classroom research, it offers a step-by-step guide to beginning your own research: identifying an area of professional concern or interest articulating your own educational values developing a better understanding of your practice thinking critically about educational practices depicting practice as it is and as it evolves finding a research methodology providing evidence of improved practice developing theory from practice. Acknowledging the busy nature of classroom teaching and focussing on personalising professional development, this friendly, sensible text offers support and guidance for all student and practising teachers interested in research either for your own professional development or to pursue postgraduate studies in your area of interest.

The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument 2013 Edition

The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument  2013 Edition
Author: Charlotte Danielson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780615747002
ISBN 13: 0615747000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument 2013 Edition Book Review:

The framework for teaching document is an evolving instrument, but the core concepts and architecture (domains, components, and elements) have remained the same.Major concepts of the Common Core State Standards are included. For example, deep conceptual understanding, the importance of student intellectual engagement, and the precise use of language have always been at the foundation of the Framework for Teaching, but are more clearly articulated in this edition.The language has been tightened to increase ease of use and accuracy in assessment.Many of the enhancements to the Framework are located in the possible examples, rather than in the rubric language or critical attributes for each level of performance.

Professional Development through Mentoring

Professional Development through Mentoring
Author: Juliana Othman,Fatiha Senom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN 10: 0429780958
ISBN 13: 9780429780950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Development through Mentoring Book Review:

In their book, Othman and Senom provide a unique insight into the challenges faced by novice English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and establish how mentoring can provide effective support for new teachers’ professional development. The book demonstrates the theoretical background for viewing mentoring as a process crucial to novice teachers’ development, particularly to the teachers’ ability to succeed and grow in a specific workplace environment. Using case studies from a Malaysian context, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of how mentoring can serve as a strategy to facilitate the transition of novice ESL teachers from a teacher education programme to life in real classrooms. Through its case studies, the book will examine both theoretical and practical issues for mentors, teacher educators, policymakers, and administrators when mentoring new ESL teachers. This book will be valuable to researchers who are particularly interested in exploring novice teachers’ identity development, and experienced teachers to help guide new teachers through the socialization process in their schools.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs
Author: Donald S. Kachur,Judith A. Stout,Claudia L. Edwards
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1416615490
ISBN 13: 9781416615491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs Book Review:

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs is a practical guide to planning and implementing brief but focused classroom observations that involves teachers in every step of the process. Drawing from their study of 40 schools in the United States and Canada, the authors show how administrators and teacher leaders moved teachers from resisting to embracing the practice. Readers will learn how to * Foster a school culture that supports walkthroughs. * Implement the components of successful walkthroughs, such as focus and "look-fors," data collection methods, and meaningful follow-up strategies. * Get all teachers involved and actively participating. * Evaluate the walkthrough process and measure its effectiveness. * Use walkthroughs to support professional development related to the Common Core State Standards. This book demonstrates that when teachers learn from one another in a cycle of continuous professional growth--through observation, shared inquiry, dialogue, and follow-up--they develop a sense of collegiality and a common mission. By opening their doors to their peers, they also contribute to broader school improvement efforts that positively affect teaching and learning throughout the school.

Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers

Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Teacher Advisory Council,Committee on Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2007-10-04
ISBN 10: 0309111110
ISBN 13: 9780309111119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Book Review:

Teachers, like other professionals, need to stay informed about new knowledge and technologies. Yet many express dissatisfaction with the professional development opportunities made available to them in schools and insist that the most effective development programs they have experienced have been self-initiated. Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers explores how the provision of professional development through online media has had a significant influence on the professional lives of an increasing number of teachers. Growing numbers of educators contend that online teacher professional development (OTPD) has the potential to enhance and even transform teachers' effectiveness in their classrooms and over the course of their careers. They also acknowledge that it raises many challenging questions regarding costs, equity, access to technology, quality of materials, and other issues. Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers suggests that teachers be active participants in planning and implementation of any new technologies that enhance professional development. The book recommends that federal and state policy makers take on the responsibility of promoting equal access to technology while the federal government and foundations play an important role by supporting the development, evaluation, and revision of OTPD.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2003-12-16
ISBN 10: 1135724938
ISBN 13: 9781135724931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Book Review:

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Learning to be Professionals

Learning to be Professionals
Author: Gloria Dall 'Alba
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-08-07
ISBN 10: 9048126088
ISBN 13: 9789048126088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning to be Professionals Book Review:

Preparing professionals to meet the demands of changes in practice is a compelling issue for the development of society, professions and individual professionals. A key tenet of this book is that we currently prepare professionals for the world of work in ways that are generally limited in scope and inadequate for addressing contemporary professional practice. The book critically investigates professional education programmes and the assumptions upon which they are based. It argues for an ontological turn in which professional education attends not only to what students know and can do, but also who they are becoming as professionals. In a scholarly, well-grounded account, the book closely interweaves theory and empirical material on learning to be professionals. It provides a fresh, innovative approach to designing professional education programmes, as well as to research about this important enterprise. This book makes a timely, insightful contribution to debate about educating for the professions.

Developing Your Portfolio Enhancing Your Learning and Showing Your Stuff

Developing Your Portfolio   Enhancing Your Learning and Showing Your Stuff
Author: Marianne Jones,Marilyn Shelton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2011-03-07
ISBN 10: 1136853634
ISBN 13: 9781136853630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Your Portfolio Enhancing Your Learning and Showing Your Stuff Book Review:

Portfolios have often been used as a way for teachers to monitor and assess their students' progress, but this book picks up on the current trend of using portfolios to assess teachers themselves as part of their degree requirements. As a professional development tool, portfolios are also useful for classroom teachers in evaluating their practice, and in showcasing their skills and accomplishments for use in interviews. Veteran teacher educators Marianne Jones and Marilyn Shelton provide practical and comprehensive guidance specific to the needs of pre- and in-service teachers of young children. This thoroughly revised and updated new edition features: A flexible and friendly approach that guides students at varying levels of experience through the portfolio process. New material on the portfolio planning stage and additional coverage on the importance of developing a personal philosophy. A companion website with additional instructor materials such as printable templates, exercises for improving portfolio skills, and more. Both theoretical and practical, the book addresses issues and mechanics related to process and product, instruction and guidance techniques, the role of reflection, and assessment strategies. With concrete examples, rubrics, tips, and exercises, this book will provide a step-by-step guide to creating a professional teaching portfolio.

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 0309324882
ISBN 13: 9780309324885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 Book Review:

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.

Advances in Research Theory and Practice in Work Integrated Learning

Advances in Research  Theory and Practice in Work Integrated Learning
Author: Sonia J. Ferns,Anna D. Rowe,Karsten E. Zegwaard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 1000429652
ISBN 13: 9781000429657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Research Theory and Practice in Work Integrated Learning Book Review:

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a key strategy for enhancing student employability outcomes and lifelong learning capabilities. This timely publication critically reflects on existing scholarship and practice in WIL, discusses contemporary insights, provides a synopsis of resonating themes, and recommends areas for future research and practice. The book aims to position WIL as a strategic imperative for enabling a sustainable workforce through strengthening graduate capacity both in Australia and globally.The collection of edited scholarly chapters were compiled by 59 researchers, practitioners, and experts in WIL, and supported by the peak national professional body for WIL in Australia, the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN). The chapters cover a range of pertinent topics such as teaching and learning, stakeholder engagement, maximizing learning outcomes, diverse forms of WIL practice, support and infrastructure, and future directions. Specific areas of interest include governance and leadership, student equity and wellbeing, quality and evaluation and interdisciplinary WIL. This book is essential reading for researchers, practitioners, workplace and community partners, university leaders, and policy makers, as the practice of WIL continues to expand in the higher education sector.

Education for Practice in a Hybrid Space

Education for Practice in a Hybrid Space
Author: Franziska Trede,Lina Markauskaite,Celina McEwen,Susie Macfarlane
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2019-05-17
ISBN 10: 9811374104
ISBN 13: 9789811374104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education for Practice in a Hybrid Space Book Review:

This book presents a mobile technology capacity building framework that offers academics, students, and practitioners involved in workplace education a deeper understanding of, and practical guidance on, how mobile technology can enhance professional learning. Approaching professional and workplace learning as a hybrid space in which work, learning and technology meet, the book discusses the value of mobile technology in shaping professional education, particularly during student placements. The framework focuses on staying professional and safe, considering issues of time and place, planning learning activities, initiating dialogue, networking, creating learning opportunities on-the-go, and deepening reflection. It is designed to assist students and their educators to use mobile technology knowledgeably and responsibly, and to help bridge the gap between university learning and workplace practice. This book also contributes to a better understanding of the interconnectedness between learning, practice and technology. It demonstrates how to enhance learning and working with mobile technology by drawing on two perspectives: the ‘professional-plus’ and the ‘deliberate professional’.

Classroom Communication and Diversity

Classroom Communication and Diversity
Author: Robert G. Powell,Dana L. Powell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN 10: 1135147531
ISBN 13: 9781135147532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classroom Communication and Diversity Book Review:

Classroom Communication and Diversity is an integral resource for teaching awareness of diversity issues and communication in the classroom. Drawing on the research in the communication and education disciplines, authors Robert G. Powell and Dana Caseau provide theoretical models and useful strategies for improving instructional practices. They address the ways in which culture influences communication in the classroom, and assist teachers in developing the skills necessary to meet the needs of the students in their classrooms. New to the second edition is an expanded skills component, additional teaching resources, and an increased focus on the role of diversity in the classroom. Much of the information shared in this text derives from the authors' research and experience in schools and from the experiences of others, including teachers, parents, and children. Their experiences, combined with the cross-disciplinary approach, produce a volume of unique perspectives and considerable insight.

Professional Learning Communities at Work

Professional Learning Communities at Work
Author: Richard DuFour,Robert E. Eaker
Publsiher: Solution Tree
Total Pages: 338
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781879639607
ISBN 13: 1879639602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Learning Communities at Work Book Review:

Provides recommendations on ways to improve school performance.

Teacher Evaluation that Makes a Difference

Teacher Evaluation that Makes a Difference
Author: Robert J. Marzano,Michael Toth
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1416615733
ISBN 13: 9781416615736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teacher Evaluation that Makes a Difference Book Review:

In this essential new book, best-selling author and researcher Robert J. Marzano and teacher-effectiveness expert Michael D. Toth lay out a framework for the "next generation" of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ensures that all teachers receive fair, meaningful, and reliable evaluations. The book includes * Standards, rubrics, and suggested rating methodologies; * A detailed, five-phase plan for implementing the model; * Guidelines for calibrating evaluation criteria according to teachers' experience levels; * A step-by-step guide to creating a coaching program for teachers who require intervention; and * Recommendations for using technology platforms to enable teacher collaboration. Teacher evaluation has too often focused on affixing ratings to teachers rather than helping them grow into mastery. The practical, field-tested model proposed in Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference has everything your school or district needs to provide teachers--and, by extension, their students--with the support necessary for success.

Professional Values and Practice

Professional Values and Practice
Author: James Arthur,Jon Davison,Malcolm Lewis
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780415317276
ISBN 13: 0415317274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Values and Practice Book Review:

This book describes what you need to know, understand and demonstrate in order to achieve the Professional Values and Practices Standards, as you work towards Qualified Teacher Status.