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Instruction and the Learning Environment

Instruction and the Learning Environment Author James Keefe
ISBN-10 9781317921073
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 208
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For leaders of elementary, middle, or high schools, this book shows how your school can excel in reaching students with diverse learning styles; providing "authentic" instruction and performance assessment; applying constructivist learning methodologies; and enhancing learning through alternative scheduling.

Enhancing Teaching and Learning

Enhancing Teaching and Learning Author Jean Donham
ISBN-10 9781555708870
Release 2013
Pages 382
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It is important for school librarians to consider the expertise of classroom teachers, the position of school administrators, and the beliefs and values of the community at large. Striking the balance between collaboration and leadership is a key to successful implementation of an effective library program.

Mapping Leadership

Mapping Leadership Author Richard Halverson
ISBN-10 9781118711699
Release 2017-07-24
Pages 224
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Drawing on twenty years of research in school effectiveness, this book presents a distributed model of task-based school leadership that leads to continuous school improvement. The book outlines the tasks school leadership teams must focus on to improve teaching and learning, grouped into the following five domains: Focus on Learning Monitoring Teaching and Learning Building Nested Learning Communities Acquiring and Allocating Resources Maintaining a Safe and Effective Learning Environment Recognizing that the principal is a single actor in a complex web of activity influencing student learning, the focus is not only on the principal’s role but on a range of leadership and instructional practices to be shared across the leadership team (including APs, counselors, teachers, and support personnel). These tasks, organized into 21 subdomains, have been demonstrated through extensive research to contribute to improved student learning.

Role Reversal

Role Reversal Author Mark Barnes
ISBN-10 9781416615545
Release 2013-02-09
Pages 194
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Want to make your students more responsible for their own learning? Want to create an academic environment in which students thrive and develop a genuine thirst for knowledge? Want to improve your students' standardized test results but avoid a "teach-to-the-test" mentality that throttles creativity and freedom? In this book, Mark Barnes introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment--a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. A results-only classroom is rich with individual and cooperative learning activities that help students demonstrate mastery learning on their own terms, without being constrained by standards and pedagogy. By embracing results-only learning, you will be able to transform your classroom into a bustling community of learners in which? * Students collaborate daily on a number of long-term, ongoing projects. * Students receive constant narrative feedback. * Yearlong projects target learning outcomes more meaningfully than worksheets, homework, tests, and quizzes. * Freedom and independence are valued over punitive points, percentages, and letter grades. * Students manage themselves and all but eliminate the need for traditional classroom management. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios--and helps them attain uncommonly excellent results.

Curriculum Connections Through the Library

Curriculum Connections Through the Library Author Barbara K. Stripling
ISBN-10 1563089734
Release 2003
Pages 229
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Written by well-known educators and school librarians, this book explores educational principles and research as it connects national curriculum trends to current library practice.

Seven Steps to an Award winning School Library Program

Seven Steps to an Award winning School Library Program Author Ann M. Martin
ISBN-10 9781598847666
Release 2012-01
Pages 95
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This comprehensive book takes the reader through the necessary steps to develop user buy-in and assistance in creating a learner-driven library program. The result? A unique, exemplary school library program that is eligible for national awards.

Toward a 21st Century School Library Media Program

Toward a 21st Century School Library Media Program Author Esther Rosenfeld
ISBN-10 9780810860315
Release 2007-10-15
Pages 434
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Offers a collection of articles previously published in "Teacher Librarian" and "VOYA" discussing the role of the school library in a technologically oriented twenty-first century.

Student Centered Leadership

Student Centered Leadership Author Viviane Robinson
ISBN-10 9781118090299
Release 2011-06-24
Pages 192
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Student-Centered Leadership offers a timely and thoughtful resource for school leaders who want to turn their ideals into action. Written by educational leadership expert Viviane Robinson, the book shows leaders how they can make a bigger difference to the quality of teaching and learning in their school and ultimately improve their students' performance. This book is based not on fad or fashion but on the best available evidence about the impact of different types of leadership on student outcomes. The book includes examples of five types of leadership practice as well as rich accounts of the knowledge and skills that leaders need to employ them with confidence. Filled with practical lessons, clear information, and much inspiration, Robinson encourages leaders to experiment with changing how they lead so they can transform their schools for the better. Student-Centered Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series. Praise for Student-Centered Leadership "Student-Centered Leadership shines with clarity and practical, powerful ideas. Add this book to your leadership library."—Michael Fullan, author, The Six Secrets of Change and Leading in a Culture of Change "Viviane Robinson's compelling book is both evidence based and profoundly practical."—Steve Munby, chief executive, National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services, England "This book will be an equally important resource for individual school leaders, professional developers, and administrator-preparation programs. There will be two copies on my shelf—one to loan and one for my own reference."—Karen Seashore Louis, Regents Professor, University of Minnesota

Global Action on School Library Guidelines

Global Action on School Library Guidelines Author Barbara A. Schultz-Jones
ISBN-10 9783110395853
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 247
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This book celebrates the new IFLA School Library Guidelines and how they can be put to use around the world. Each chapter describes innovative initiatives for improving school library services, including mission and policy; educational and cultural programmes and services; human resources; digital and print resources; use of technology ; promotion and advocacy; evaluation and assessment.

The School Leader s Guide to Learner Centered Education

The School Leader s Guide to Learner Centered Education Author Barbara L. McCombs
ISBN-10 1412960177
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 271
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This innovative resource introduces a transformative leadership model that supports student development by focusing on key factors such as cognition, metacognition, motivation, affect, and individual differences.

Leading a Digital School

Leading a Digital School Author Mal Lee
ISBN-10 9780864318961
Release 2008
Pages 221
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This important new book informs educational leaders about current developments in the use of digital technologies and presents a number of case studies demonstrating their value and complexity. It encourages leaders to engage in the process of successful change for their own school community by providing guidelines and advice drawn from emerging research. Leading a Digital School is a rich source of information and advice about joining the new 'education revolution.' It shows clearly and concisely how schools can integrate digital technologies creatively and wisely in order to enliven teaching and support student learning.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings Author Library of Congress
ISBN-10 OSU:32435065916785
Release 1993
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Library of Congress Subject Headings has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Library of Congress Subject Headings also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Library of Congress Subject Headings book for free.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000021654282
Release 1992
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Library of Congress Subject Headings has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Library of Congress Subject Headings also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Library of Congress Subject Headings book for free.

The School Buddy System

The School Buddy System Author Gail Bush
ISBN-10 083890839X
Release 2003
Pages 149
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"If you're involved in K-12 education, whether as librarian, school media specialist, teacher, administrator, or policymaker, The School Buddy System will give you a framework of outcomes-driven strategies that will help you to build relationships and "open the classroom door.""--BOOK JACKET.

Information Literacy Assessment in K 12 Settings

Information Literacy Assessment in K 12 Settings Author Lesley S. J. Farmer
ISBN-10 0810856956
Release 2008
Pages 201
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Provides information on assessing information literacy based on skill level, age, and assessment.

Literacy Libraries and Learning

Literacy  Libraries and Learning Author Ray Doiron
ISBN-10 9781551381961
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 128
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The school library has changed dramatically. Today, it is a portal to a world of learning that includes traditional books, digital resources, and online environments. As the importance of information and communication technologies grows, teachers and teacher-librarians hold the key to creating powerful learning opportunities that help students function more effectively. This comprehensive guide discusses the changing responsibilities of classroom teachers and teacher-librarians in helping students become better readers, writers, and researchers. It offers suggestions for re-inventing the school library by offering a better and more current selection of resources, instilling students with the reading habit, and supporting them in these key areas: promoting reading for learning and pleasure; improving critical literacy skills when using information from many sources; encouraging research methods that respect copyright and lead to original work; designing information tasks to help students work effectively with data; developing better informational text structures that increase comprehension; encouraging the integration of emerging technologies and traditional resources. Literacy, Libraries, and Learning argues that using diverse learning resources can improve literacy achievement. It shows teachers and teacher-librarians how to turn their schools into first-rate learning environments and their students into lifelong learners.

Technology Leadership for School Improvement

Technology Leadership for School Improvement Author Rosemary Papa
ISBN-10 9781412972109
Release 2011
Pages 297
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Technology Leadership for School Improvement is a practical textbook that prepares primary and secondary educational leaders with the skills and knowledge to manage and administer technology in their school settings. The text focuses on helping educational leaders learn what they need to know about technology standards, data-driven decision making, and creative leadership in this digital environment. To effectively cover the many facets of technology each chapter is written by a specialist following a similar structure and pedagogy for ease of use by the learner.