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The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills (6th ed. 2008)
By: Jon Saphier, Mary Ann Haley-Speca and Robert Gower

The Skillful Teacher

$62.95

This book has become the gold standard text in many colleges and school districts across the country for studying generic pedagogy. Designed for both the novice and the experienced educator. The Skillful Teacher  is a unique synthesis of the Knowledge Base on Teaching with powerful repertoires for matching teaching strategies to student needs. Designed as a practical guide for practitioners working to broaden their teaching skills, the book combines theory with practice and focuses on 18 critical areas of classroom performance. A must for instructional coaches and mentors!

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The Skillful Teacher Kindle eBook (6th ed. 2008, Kindle edition 2012)
By: Jon Saphier, Mary Ann Haley-Speca and Robert Gower

The Skillful Teacher

$48.95

For Kindle:  Available as full book or four separate parts.  Order through Amazon.com. Visit the Kindle store to order, or click the Amazon logo below.

Complete Book                        List $48.95
Part 1 - Chapters 1-8               List $21.95
Part 2 - Chapters 1-2, 9-11      List $21.95
Part 3 - Chapters 1-2, 12-14    List $21.95
Part 4 - Chapters 1-2, 15-20    List $21.95

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Activators: Activity Structures to Engage Students’ Thinking Before Instruction (1993)
By: Jon Saphier, Mary Ann Haley-Speca

Activators: Activity Structures to Engage Students’ Thinking Before Instruction

$17.50


This book is a collection of classroom-tested, practical activity structures for getting students’ minds active and engaged prior to introducing new content or skills.

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Summarizers: Activity Structures to Support Integration and Retention of New Learning (1993)
By: Jon Saphier, Mary Ann Haley-Speca

Summarizers: Activity Structures to Support Integration and Retention of New Learning

$17.50


This book is a collection of classroom-tested, practical activity structures for getting students cognitively active during and after periods of instruction.

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Summarizers & Activators 2-Book Set (1993)
By: Jon Saphier, Mary Ann Haley-Speca

Summarizers and Activators 2-Book Set

$30.00


2-book set: 1) collection of classroom-tested, practical activity structures for getting students’ minds active and engaged prior to introducing new content or skills; 2) collection of classroom-tested, practical activity structures for getting students cognitively active during and after periods of instruction.

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The Skillful Leader: Confronting Mediocre Teaching (2000)
By: Alexander D. Platt, Caroline E. Tripp, Wayne R. Ogden, & Robert G. Fraser

The Skillful Leader:  Confronting Mediocre Teaching

$39.95


Based on The Skillful Teacher framework, this book is targeted to evaluators and supervisors who want a field-tested toolkit of strategies to improve, rather than remove, underperforming teachers. The text includes valuable legal notes and a model contract, case studies, assessment tools, and personal accounts of leaders in action.

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The Skillful Leader II: Confronting Conditions That Undermine Learning (2008)
By: Alexander D. Platt, Caroline E. Tripp, Robert G. Fraser, James R. Warnock, & Rachel E. Curtis

The Skillful Leader II

$54.95


This important “Skillful Leader” book arms administrators and teacher leaders with step-by-step strategies to confront and raise the performance of teams and individuals who undermine student learning. The text includes methods of collecting data, strategies for intervention, and tips for hiring and training. Individual and community profiles, together with legal notes, provide practical tools for busy leaders.

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Strengthening Teacher Evaluation: Taking Action to Improve Ineffective Teaching
(The Skillful Leader III)
By: Alexander D. Platt, Caroline E. Tripp

The Skillful Leader II

$45.95

 


From the lead authors of The Skillful Leader series, this work serves as a how-to handbook to accompany the best selling The Skillful Leader: Confronting Mediocre Teaching, with over 55,000 in circulation. Like its predecessor, the book offers dozens of illustrations, new cases, and sample documents plus legal advice to help you confront ineffective instruction. It is a cover-to-cover guide for solving thorny teacher performance problems. Highlights include how to:
  • Use strategies for early intervention, support, and remediation
  • Write a negative evaluation
  • Escalate communication about teacher performance issues
  • Craft high-leverage improvement plans
  • Use student performance measures responsibly

A must for administrators and teacher leaders. To preview the book, go to Book Excerpts.

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$74.95

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3-Book Set: Strengthening Teacher Evaluation, plus The Skillful Leader: Confronting Mediocre Teaching (2000) and The Skillful Leader II: Confronting Conditions that Undermine Learning (2008) Package savings $27.90 (regular price $140.85).

Skillful Leader Package

$112.95

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Beyond Mentoring: Putting Instructional Focus on Comprehensive Induction Programs (2011)
By: Jon Saphier, Susan Freedman, & Barbara Aschheim

Beyond Mentoring: Putting Instructional Focus on Comprehensive Induction Programs

$28.95


This book emphasizes the critical role of instructional practice in the induction support that is given to new and beginning teachers. Using a model for the comprehensive induction of new teachers, educators are guided through the steps of developing an induction plan for new teachers and integrating the induction program with the district’s professional learning community.

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Talk Sense: Communicating to Lead and Learn (2007)
By: Barry Jentz

Talk Sense: Communicating  to Lead and Learn

$29.95


Barry Jentz shows how leaders can build the requisite trust and credibility for improving organizational performance. Typically, leaders “talk tough” to improve performance. When that doesn’t work, they “talk nice” (or vice-versa). By learning to “talk sense”, leaders can succeed in their efforts to improve performance.

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The Data Coach’s Guide to Improving Learning for All Students:
Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry (2008)

By: Nancy Love, Katherine E. Stiles, Susan Mundry, & Kathryn DiRanna

The Data Coach’s Guide to  Improving Learning for All Students: Unleashing the Power of Collaborative  Inquiry

$50.95


This resource helps Data-Team facilitators move schools away from unproductive data practices and toward examining data for systematic and continuous improvement in instruction and learning. The book includes a CD-ROM with slides and reproducibles.

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Using Data to Improve Learning for All: A Collaborative Inquiry Approach (2009)
By: Nancy Love, Editor

The Data Coach’s Guide to  Improving Learning for All Students: Unleashing the Power of Collaborative  Inquiry

$35.95


This valuable handbook arms leaders with the tools for using data to improve student learning, with an emphasis on promoting equity within a culturally proficient school environment. The book contains detailed examples of schools that have demonstrated dramatic gains by building collaborative cultures, nurturing ongoing inquiry, and using data systematically.

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John Adams’ Promise: How to Have Good Schools for All Our Children, Not Just for Some (2005)
By: Jon Saphier

John Adams’ Promise: How to Have Good Schools for All Our Children, Not Just for Some

$24.95


Curriculum reform, structural reform, funding reform, organizational reform—all these 20th-century efforts have failed to make a significant dent in the achievement gap and the performance of disadvantaged students, especially in cities and poor rural areas.

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How to Bring Vision to School Improvement Through Core Outcomes, Commitments and Beliefs (1993)
By: Jon Saphier & John D'Auria

John Adams’ Promise: How to  Have Good Schools for All Our Children, Not Just for Some

$21.95


This practical guide provides a proven step-by-step sequence for generating consensus among parents and staff about a few valued core outcomes they want for all children. Then it shows how to achieve the concrete outcomes in the areas of school and family life.

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