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A Leader’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

By: John Wink

Explore the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence and schoolwide support systems to help education leaders guarantee ultimate teacher success.

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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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Product Code: BKF719, EKF326

ISBN: 9781942496922

“In his book, A Leader’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom: Creating Support Systems for Teacher Success, John Wink provides a comprehensive guide to school excellence. Wink pairs best practices in education with visuals and tools to support planning and implementation, presenting a schoolwide support system in an understandable and thoughtful way. Student academic growth and learning are clearly at the heart of this well-articulated process, and the importance of continually developing the talents of all teachers adds an uplifting and ‘can do’ feeling to the systematic approach that is outlined. It is clear that within this system, every teacher counts and can continually grow toward excellence.”

Dr. Yvette Dix, director of professional development, student engagement, and employment development program, Arizona State University

“Wink has it right. While teachers must engage students, schools must engage teachers. Professional development starts day one and is the responsibility of everyone in the school. His book is a blueprint for developing every teacher into a leader and entrepreneur. When we do that, Wink says we will have a self-sustaining ‘hierarchy for instructional excellence.’ Great read—a good blend of the practical and theoretical.”

Dr. Craig A. Schilling, associate professor, Concordia University Chicago

“As an unabashed advocate for teacher leadership and technology-rich schooling, I am happy to see that John Wink has taken a systems-thinking approach in A Leader’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom to tackle the collective issue of how to make our schools and teachers the best they can be so that all students will achieve high levels of success. By creating clever analogs to well-known models such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the three-tiered system we associate with RTI, Wink offers research-based strategies that can be used to scaffold the growth and development of teachers so they are eventually able to become teacher leaders. These scaffolds include schoolwide supports, teacher team supports, and individual supports, which Wink calls an Excellent Support System, that can be used to guide and support teachers as they master each stage of what he terms a Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence. Furthermore, Wink models these ideas by providing numerous scaffolds in the form of research-based recommendations, guiding questions, and both planning and reflection tools that school leaders can use to leverage their human and capital resources. The wisdom collected in this book is worth the time for school and teacher leaders to read and follow to achieve their goal of excellence for all.”

Dr. Barbara B. Levin, professor, School of Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and coauthor of Every Teacher a Leader and Leading 21st Century Schools

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