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Differentiated Supervision
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Differentiated Supervision
Growing Teachers and Getting Results



August 2022 | 144 pages | Corwin

Strategic observation practices to drive coherence and results

Supervision is often dreaded by teachers and principals alike because it can be disconnected from the context of the actual classroom and school. But when a culture of supervision is created – by differentiating which practices have the greatest impact in the context of the work educators are doing at the building and individual level – then supervision is about examining practice, working together to solve problems, and constantly improving.

Differentiated Supervision shows you how to develop a laser-like focus on improving an entire system while simultaneously addressing the individual needs of a diverse teaching staff. It lifts supervision out of isolation and presents a comprehensive model that provides a coherent method for creating a culture of supervision for supporting individuals, small groups, and the whole school in implementing high leverage strategies that improve student learning. Readers will find:

  • A clear framework for knowing what supervision practices to use when, and for what purpose
  • Useful templates and protocols for different supervision practices on a companion website
  • Helpful examples and vignettes from the field to show how to differentiate supervision for teachers
  • A unique focus on student learning at the center

Supervision is more than a series of steps that leads to final evaluation - its changing the culture and achievement in your school from just thinking about it as appraisal, but a powerful mechanism for growth.


 
List of Figures
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
A Few Things You Should Know
 
Chapter 1. Differentiated Supervision 101
What Supervision Is and What It Is Not

 
The Challenge

 
A Model for Improved Supervision

 
Why It Works

 
Making It Happen

 
Equity Check

 
From the Field

 
Key Takeaways

 
Where Are You Now?

 
 
Chapter 2. Element I: Universal Support With Qualitative Feedback
Clarifying the Model

 
Why It Works

 
Making It Happen

 
Equity Check

 
From the Field

 
Key Takeaways

 
Where Are You Now?

 
 
Chapter 3. Element II: Individual/Small Group Support With Qualitative Feedback
Clarifying the Model

 
Why It Works

 
Making It Happen

 
Equity Check

 
From the Field

 
Key Takeaways

 
Where Are You Now?

 
 
Chapter 4. Element III: Universal Support With Quantitative Feedback
Clarifying the Model

 
Why It Works

 
Making It Happen

 
Equity Check

 
From the Field

 
Key Takeaways

 
Where Are You Now?

 
 
Chapter 5. Element IV: Individual Support With Quantitative Feedback
Clarifying the Model

 
Why It Works

 
Making It Happen

 
Equity Check

 
From the Field

 
Key Takeaways

 
Where Are You Now?

 
 
Chapter 6. Leading the Differentiated Supervision Model
Principal A

 
Principal B

 
Leadership Behaviors and the DIIE Model

 
How Behaviors Align to Elements I, II, and III

 
Do This, Not That

 
Leadership Commitments

 
It’s Your Time

 
Final Thoughts

 
 
Appendix A. Differentiated Supervision Timeline
 
Appendix B. Example School Improvement and Professional Development Plan ABC School
 
Appendix C. Developing Look Fors Protocol
 
Appendix D. Building Capacity Self-Assessment
 
References
 
Index

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Chapter 1: Differentiated Supervision 101

Chapter 1: Differentiated Supervision 101

“Successful gardeners know when to use a rake versus a hoe. School leaders must approach supervision in this same manner, understanding which tool will yield the best results.”

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The core of success in schools is educator expertise. This book doesn’t mince words about how hard it can be but sheds sunlight onto evidence-based processes that lead to improvement. Differentiated Supervision asks for excellent diagnoses of teachers’ needs, their theories of teaching, and the impact of current methods. Furthermore, it uses multiple coaching and supervision models to assist in the fidelity of implementation and provides processes for educators to work together to evaluate the impact on the learning lives of students. The book is rich in using feedback, look fors, and walkthroughs, as well as developing evaluative mind frames and equity checks—all leading to a bountiful harvest of student growth.

John Hattie
University of Melbourne
Carlton, Victoria, Australia

In reconceptualizing supervision as a supporting process of continuous feedback, Mausbach and Morrison provide valuable insights into how school leaders can improve teaching and learning. This wonderfully written, comprehensive guide provides school leaders with the tools and strategies needed to strengthen collective efficacy and achieve improved results.

Jenni Donohoo
New Orleans, LA

We differentiate instruction to meet the varied needs of students; why do we fail to do so for teachers? The authors have developed a model to remedy this, one that makes it possible for school leaders to provide the guidance and support all teachers deserve.

Nancy Frey
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Key features

This book is intended for anyone who evaluates and supports teachers, both formatively and summatively. Readers will find:

  •  A clear framework for knowing what supervision practices to use when, and for what purpose
  • Useful templates and protocols for different supervision practices, located on a companion website
  • Helpful examples and vignettes from the field to show how to differentiate supervision for teachers
  • A unique focus on student learning at the center

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