This book provides practical strategies and guidelines to improve student success and develop supportive learning environments. It is geared for school administrators, teachers, trainers, business and organizational leaders, community organizers, faith based leaders, and all those who work to improve schools. The easy-to use tools can be applied to initiatives already underway in your school, such as
- No Child Left Behind Mandates
- School Improvement Grants
- Title I Programs
- Teacher Education and Mentoring Programs
1 An Overview of the Action Planning Process: How Do We Get to Where We are Going?
2 Creating a School/ Community Team: It Takes a Village
3 Examining Research-Based Elements of Supportive Learning Environments: Building the Foundation
4 Establishing a Common Vision: Build It and They Will Come
5 Conducting Data-Based Needs Assessment: Get Real!
6 Putting the Plan Together: Who's on First?
7 Continuous Assessment and Improvement: Are We There Yet?