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Supervision Across the Content Areas

1st Edition

By Sally J. Zepeda, R. Stewart Mayers

Routledge

224 pages

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Description

You became a school leader after succeeding in your particular content area and/or grade level. Now you're responsible for the entire school. You are accountable for everything that goes on, including results from those who teach outside your areas of original expertise.

Supervision Across the Content Areas provides tools and strategies to help you effectively supervise all of your teachers, including those in contents areas or grade levels in which you may not have had personal classroom experience. While focusing on four key content areas Mathematics, Science, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies, this book also provides supervision tools for other content areas (foreign languages, fine arts, physical education, etc.).

Also included are tools and strategies to help you

- supervise teachers who use instructional strategies such as differentiated instruction, Socratic Seminars, cooperative learning, and inquiry.

- apply local and national standards to frame your instructional program.

- ensure accountability of teachers who use multiple intelligences, brain-based learning, and other innovations.

- understand the learning needs of students across grades PreK-12.

Table of Contents

1 The Context of Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Supervision

Why Supervision Across the Content Areas

Accountability and Standards

The Context of Teaching and Learning

Framing Supervision in a Context

2 Instructional Supervision

Informal and Formal Supervision

Clinical Supervision

Differentiated and Developmental Supervision

Peer Coaching

Action Research

Portfolio Development

Pulling Together Differentiated Supervisory Practices

3 Supervising the Curriculum

Defining Curriculum

Real Curriculum, Written Curriculum, and Tested Curriculum

Curriculum Alignment

Auditing Curriculum and Instruction

4 Linkages Among Curriculum, Learning, and Instruction

Linkages to Learning

Socratic Seminars

Cooperative Learning

Simulations

Inquiry

Differentiated Assessment (Portfolios, Demonstrations, Projects)

5 Brain Research, Multiple Intelligences, and Learning Styles

What Is Differentiated Instruction?

The Human Brain: Cultivating the Potential for Learning

Multiple Intelligences

Learning Styles

Brain Research, Multiple Intelligences, and Learning Styles to Differentiate Instruction

Supervision to Support the Use of Brain Research, Multiple Intelligences, and Learning Styles

6 Students as Learners

Theories of Psychological, Social, and Emotional Development

Elementary School Learners

Learners in Middle Schools

High School Learners

Stages of Development: Connections to the Supervision of Teachers

7 Supervision in the Mathematics Classroom

Standards for Mathematics Instruction

Mathematics Content Across the PreK–12 Continuum

Mathematics and Human Development Theory—Implications for Instruction

Instructional Strategies for Mathematics Learning

The Supervisor in the Mathematics Classroom

Communicating

8 Supervision in the English/Language Arts Classroom

Standards for English/Language Arts Instruction

English/Language Arts Curriculum

Human Development Theory and Implications for English/Language Arts Instruction

Instructional Strategies for English/Language Arts Classroom

The Supervisor in the English/Language Arts Classroom

9 Supervision in the Social Studies Classroom

Standards for Social Studies Instruction

Social Studies Curriculum Across the PreK–12 Continuum

Human Development Theory and Implications for Social Studies Instruction

Instructional Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom

The Supervisor in the Social Studies Classroom

10 Supervision in the Science Classroom

The National Science Education Standards

The Science Teaching Standards

The Assessment Standards

The Content Standards

Science Curriculum Across the PreK–12 Continuum

Human Development Theory and Implications for Science Instruction 184

Instructional Strategies for the Science Classroom

The Supervisor in the Science Classroom

11 Ready, Set, Go

12 References

About the Authors

Sally J. Zepeda is a Professor of Educational Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia, where she teaches courses in instructional supervision, professional development, teacher evaluation, and school improvement.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General