At this book's core is the fundamental belief that teacher quality is the single most important factor in student learning. It shows you how to improve your students' academic achievement by focusing on what teachers know and are able to do. This brief handbook serves as a practical tool which provides
- professional growth benchmarks for aspiring and practicing teachers
- a framework to use when hiring new teachers
- common language for dialogues on learning and for teacher evaluation
- a clearer focus on professional development Six Standards of Practice are presented in simple, practical, classroom-oriented terms.
Also displayed are rubrics which reveal and distinguish emerging, developing, proficient, and advanced practices.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Standards of Practice Introduction; Chapter 2 Standards of Practice; Chapter 3 Standards of Practice Format—How to Use This Book; Chapter 4 Belief System Standard of Practice; Chapter 5 Communication Standard of Practice; Chapter 6 Curriculum Standard of Practice; Chapter 7 Assessment Standard of Practice; Chapter 8 Instruction Standard of Practice; Chapter 9 Professional Development and Responsibility Standard of Practice; Chapter 10 Standards in Action: Novice Teacher; Chapter 11 Standards in Action: Apprentice Teacher;
Walker, Sue A.; Smart, Mary Jane; Frey, P. Diane