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Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools

A Guide for School and Classroom Leaders, 1st Edition

By Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Lynne G. Perez, Cynthia L. Uline

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158 pages

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Discover the teaching practices that make the biggest difference in student performance! This practical, research-based book gives principals, teachers, and school administrators a direct, inside look at instructional practices from top award-winning urban schools. The authors provide detailed examples and analyses of these practices, and successfully demystify the achievement of these schools. They offer practical guides to help educators apply these successful practices in their own schools.

Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools will be a valuable tool for any educator in both urban and non-urban schools-schools that serve diverse student populations, including English language learners and children from low-income families.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Understanding and Using This Book

2. Focusing on Mastery

3. Introducing Content Logically, Clearly, and Concisely

4. Acquiring and Responding to Evidence of Understanding

5. Connecting with Student Interests, Backgrounds, Cultures, and Prior Knowledge

6. Building Student Vocabulary

7. Promoting Successful Practice

8. Making Students Feel Valued and Capable

9. Leading Students to Love Learning

10. Developing Best Practices Throughout a School

Conclusion

About the Authors

Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the National

Center for Urban School Transformation and the Qualcomm Professor

of Urban Education within the Department of Educational Leadership at

San Diego State University. He has previously served as a teacher, school

and district administrator, state education agency administrator in Texas

and Ohio, researcher and technical assistance provider, and U.S. Department

of Education official. His research focuses upon schools that achieve

remarkable academic results for diverse populations of students. His work

has appeared in journals such as Education and Urban Society, Educational

Administration Quarterly, Educational Leadership, International Journal of Leadership

in Education, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, Phi Delta

Kappan, and Theory into Practice.

Lynne G. Perez, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the National Center

for Urban School Transformation at San Diego State University. She also

serves as a part-time lecturer with San Diego State’s Department of Educational

Leadership. She serves as an executive coach in the center’s Advancing

Principal Leadership in Urban Schools Program. Her work on school

leadership issues has appeared in journals such as Educational Administration

Quarterly, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education for Students Placed

at Risk, Journal of Educational Leadership, Journal of School Leadership, and

Teacher College Record.

Cynthia L. Uline, Ph.D., is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego

State University and executive director of San Diego State’s National Center

for the 21st Century Schoolhouse: coe .sdsu .edu/ edl/ schoolhouse/

index .php. She also served as an assistant and associate professor of educational

administration at The Ohio State University from 1995 to 2005. Her

research explores the influence of built learning environments on students’

learning, as well as the roles educational leaders, teachers, and the community

play in shaping these learning spaces. Other areas of research include

school leadership for learning and school reform and improvement. Her

work has appeared in journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly,

Journal of Educational Administration, Teachers College Record, Journal of School

Leadership, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, and The Journal of

Research and Development in Education.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU059000
EDUCATION / Teacher & Student Mentoring