A Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom
To ensure learning for all students, schools must build support systems that guarantee excellence for all teachers. This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success. Each chapter begins with a teacher narrative and ends with a reflection tool, which challenges readers to apply chapter content to their work as education leaders.
- Learn to ask the right questions to ensure success for all students.
- Study research that proves we need excellent teachers for students to experience significant growth in learning.
- Consult schoolwide, team, and individualized support systems and interventions, which strengthen teachers at every level of need and experience.
- Learn how the author’s Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence relates to Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in order to address specific areas for teacher improvement and growth.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Every Teacher Counts
Chapter 2: Leading for Excellence: Learning Resources
Chapter 3: Leading for Excellence: Classroom Routines and Procedures
Chapter 4: Leading for Excellence: Relationships for Learning
Chapter 5: Leading for Excellence: Student Engagement
Chapter 6: Leading for Excellence: Rigor and Mastery
Chapter 7: Leading for Excellence: Creative Strategies for Individual Students
Chapter 8: Leading for Excellence: Teacher Leadership
- Figure 2.2: Reflection Tool for Skillful Use of Learning Resources
- Figure 2.4: Team Norms for Learning Resources
- Figure 2.5: Problem Simplification Plan—Learning Resources
- Reflection Tool: Learning Resources
- Figure 3.2: Team Norms for Student Behavior
- Figure 3.3: Problem Simplification Plan—Classroom Routines and Procedures
- Figure 3.4: Excellence Plan for Classroom Routines and Procedures
- Reflection Tool: Classroom Routines and Procedures
- Figure 4.3: Problem Simplification Plan—Relationships for Learning
- Reflection Tool: Relationships for Learning
- Figure 5.4: Student Engagement Lesson-Planning Template
- Figure 5.5: Reflection Tool for Schoolwide Systems to Support Student Engagement
- Figure 5.6: Problem Simplification Plan—Student Engagement
- Reflection Tool: Student Engagement
- Figure 6.5: Vertical Standard Analysis
- Figure 6.8: Problem Simplification Plan—Rigor and Mastery
- Reflection Tool: Rigor and Mastery
- Figure 7.7: Preventive Intervention—Preparing for Failure
- Figure 7.8: Problem Simplification Plan—Creative Strategies for Individual Students
- Reflection Tool: Creative Strategies for Individual Students
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- Ferriter, W. M. (2015). Creating Purpose-Driven Learning Experiences. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
- Ferriter, W. M., Graham, P., & Wight, M. (2013). Making Teamwork Meaningful: Leading Progress-Driven Collaboration in a PLC. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
- Muhammad, A. (2009). Transforming School Culture. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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