Enhancing Professional Practice

Enhancing Professional Practice
Author: Charlotte Danielson
Release: 2007
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 211
ISBN: 9781416605171
Language: en
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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,Candi McKay
Release: 2009
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 513
ISBN: 9781416609193
Language: en
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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.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice
Author: Charlotte Danielson
Release: 2008
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781416607090
Language: en
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Ready-to-use forms and instruments offer sound advice and step-by-step procedures for how teachers and other school staff can incorporate the framework for professional practice into their work. Includes guidance and tools for evaluation by self, mentors, and supervisors.

What Expert Teachers Do

What Expert Teachers Do
Author: John Loughran
Release: 2012-07-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781136969676
Language: en
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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
Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9781136507885
Language: en
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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
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 109
ISBN: 0615747000
Language: en
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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
Release: 2019-08-08
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9780429780967
Language: en
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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.

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
Release: 2003-12-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 476
ISBN: 9781135724931
Language: en
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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
Release: 2009-08-07
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789048126088
Language: en
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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.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs
Author: Donald S. Kachur,Judith A. Stout,Claudia L. Edwards
Release: 2013
Editor: ASCD
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781416615491
Language: en
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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
Release: 2007-10-04
Editor: National Academies Press
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9780309111119
Language: en
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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.

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing
Author: Vidette Todaro-Franceschi
Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9780826109774
Language: en
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Print+CourseSmart

Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations

Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations
Author: Eduardo Salas,Scott Tannenbaum,Deborah Cohen,Gary Latham
Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9781118420959
Language: en
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Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations Today’s team-based organizations face an unprecedented range of challenges. Many teams reflect the diversity of its members which vary in experience, education, and training. To add to the complexity, teams often include people who are not in the same room together, are geographically dispersed, and are connected only by electronic media. Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations is a volume in the SIOP Professional Practice Series that brings together leading edge practitioners and academics who share their knowledge about effective teamwork. The book contains evidence-based guidelines designed to offer practitioners advice, recommendations, and strategies for developing and sustaining teams that consistently function at peak performance. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this important resource covers team-based performance approaches from a wide range of activities and industries. For example, the volume explores team work in the NASA organization supporting astronauts, superior performance in football, and also in the military and industry. In addition, the contributors include information concerning healthcare organizations and their delivery of vital services. Each illustrative example reviews the lessons learned and the principles and the findings that were most influential when composing and managing a particular work team. International in scope, the volume clearly shows what it takes for team-based organizations to excel in the 21st Century. A division of the American Psychological Association and established in 1945, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the premier association for professionals charged with enhancing human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings. SIOP has more than 7,000 members.

Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century

Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century
Author: Dreon, Oliver,Polly, Drew
Release: 2016-10-06
Editor: IGI Global
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9781522516699
Language: en
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The rise of online tools is altering the dynamic of modern classrooms as methods of educating students are technologically expanding. Due to this advancement, institutions and educators of all levels are reconsidering their curriculum in order to integrate new technical demands. Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century is an authoritative reference work for the latest scholarly research on the emerging use of technology in the educational system. Featuring coverage on proper methods, arising challenges, and educator preparation, this publication is an essential reference source for academicians, professionals and researchers seeking current research on the impact of the digital age on education.

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
Release: 2021-09-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781000429657
Language: en
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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.

Classroom Communication and Diversity

Classroom Communication and Diversity
Author: Robert G. Powell,Dana L. Powell
Release: 2010-06-10
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781135147532
Language: en
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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
Release: 1998
Editor: Solution Tree
Pages: 338
ISBN: 1879639602
Language: en
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Provides recommendations on ways to improve school performance.

Professional Values and Practice

Professional Values and Practice
Author: James Arthur,Jon Davison,Malcolm Lewis
Release: 2005
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0415317274
Language: en
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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.

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
Release: 2011-03-07
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781136853647
Language: en
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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.

Enhancing Student Learning in Middle School

Enhancing Student Learning in Middle School
Author: Martha Casas
Release: 2010-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781136938955
Language: en
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A comprehensive introduction to middle school teaching, this textbook focuses explicitly on instructional strategies that encourage adolescents to become active participants in their own learning within a world of accountability and standardized testing. The author, an experienced middle school teacher and teacher educator, takes a constructivist approach to teaching that considers the whole child, including the emotional, psychological, social, and cultural variables uniquely associated with adolescence. The text examines the full range of middle school topics, from the development and diversity of middle school learners, to the structures, curriculum, and management of the classroom itself. Special features include: "Empowering Middle School Students to Take Ownership of their Learning," "Teaching Scenario," "Key Points," and "Creating an Anti-Oppressive Atmosphere in Your Classroom" textboxes help teachers gain a clearer understanding of content presented and encourage them to become reflective practitioners. Callouts throughout explicitly link chapter content to NMSA standards. Discussion of the unique challenges of actively engaging bilingual students, special needs students, and students exhibiting antisocial behavior. Accounts about middle school students illustrate the ways adolescents think about school and learning. A chapter that focuses on ways teachers can apply the general teaching strategies to specific subject areas. Sample Lesson Plans, Focus Questions, Chapter Summaries, Journal Entries, and Student Activities/Assignments are included throughout to encourage readers to actively participate with the text.