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What Every Principal Should Know About Instructional Leadership

By: Jeffrey G. Glanz

Inspire schoolwide instructional excellence!

How can principals efficiently and effectively fulfill their critical role as the school's primary instructional leader? This concise yet comprehensive guide outlines an easy-to-implement blueprint for spearheading instructional excellence to bolster student and teacher performance. It offers a proactive approach for setting and attaining high academic goals and boils down the best practices for enhancing:

  • Teaching
  • Curriculum
  • Supervision/assessment
  • Professional development

From the latest research to real-life scenarios, this first volume in a seven-part series shares tangible strategies for mentoring and meaningfully engaging teachers to maximize instructional prowess and student achievement.

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412915861
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2005
  • Page Count: 144
  • Publication date: October 13, 2005

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Inspire schoolwide instructional excellence!

Among the numerous factors that influence student learning, quality instruction is at the heart. However, in the face of administrative duties, logistical tasks, and disciplinary responsibilities, many principals struggle with how to efficiently and effectively fulfill their critical role as the school's primary instructional leader.

This concise yet comprehensive guide outlines an easy-to-implement blueprint for spearheading instructional excellence to bolster student and teacher performance. It offers a proactive approach for setting and attaining high academic goals and boils down the best practices for enhancing teaching, curriculum, supervision, assessment, and professional development.

From the latest research to real-life scenarios, this first volume in a seven-part series shares tangible strategies for mentoring and meaningfully engaging teachers to maximize instructional prowess and student achievement. Highlights include:

  • "Before We Get Started" questionnaire and response analysis
  •  Case study and accompanying reflective questions
  • "What You Should Know About" section framing each chapter
  •  Self-assessment resource for determining effectiveness of instructional leaders
  •  26 best practice behaviors for principal leadership

Other titles in this leadership series:

What Every Principal Should Know About Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Operational Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Strategic Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Collaborative Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Ethical and Spiritual Leadership

Author(s)

Author(s)

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Jeffrey G. Glanz

Jeffrey Glanz currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for University-School Partnership, Director of the Masters Program and the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. Prior to coming to YU, Dr. Glanz served as Dean of Graduate Programs and Chair of the Department of Education at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. He also coordinated the educational leadership program that led to New York State certification as a principal and assistant principal. Prior to arriving at Wagner, he served as executive assistant to the president of Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Dr. Glanz held faculty status as a tenured professor in the Department of Instruction and Educational Leadership at Kean University’s College of Education. He was named Graduate Teacher of the Year in 1999 by the Student Graduate Association and was also that year’s recipient of the Presidential Award for Outstanding Scholarship. He served as a teacher and assistant principal in the New York City public schools. He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars internationally. Dr. Glanz has authored, coauthored, and co-edited 20 books and has many peer-reviewed article publications.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Questionnaire: Before We Get Started...

1. Introduction

     Case Study and Reflective Questions

2. Best Practices in Teaching

     Reflective Practice

     Pre-Planning

     Incorporating Academic Allocated, Instructional, Engaged, Success Time

     Using Wait Time

     Using Direct Instruction

     Incorporating Literacy Strategies

     Differentiating Instruction

     Using Divergent Questioning Techniques

     Seeing Teaching in Action

     Learning by Doing

     Conclusion

3. Best Practices in Curriculum

     Understand the Importance of Curriculum, and Assess Your Knowledge of Curriculum

     Understand the Three Types of Curriculum

     Understand the Three Approaches to Curriculum

     Understand and Use the Tyler Model to Develop Curriculum

     Understand the Curriculum Development Process

     Understand How to Develop Quality Curriculum

     Understand and Use Curriculum Standards

     Conclusion

4. Best Practices in Supervision and Professional Development

     Implement Clinical Supervision

     Encourage Action Research

     Collaboratively Plan and Implement Professional Development

     Promote Instruction through PCOWBIRDS

     Conclusion

5. Promoting Student Achievement for All

     26 Best Practice Leadership Principal Behaviors

Conclusion: Making the Time for Instructional Leadership

Resource A. Realities of Instructional Leadership: In-Basket Simulations

Resource B. Assessing Your Role as Instructional Leader

Resource C. An Annotated Bibliography of Best Resources

References

Index

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