Publication Date: August 17, 2012
Supporting teacher learning is a complicated and challenging task. This much-awaited book offers a practical research-based framework for thinking about instructional leadership, along with the necessary resources and tools for improving practice. The authors identify specific structures, formats, and strategies that an instructional leader can use to support new and veteran principals and teacher leaders. The authors also discuss ways to think about which structures are most appropriate for particular settings, offering suggestions on the most effective way to work with these structures. This unique book combines theory with best practices to create a vision of how 21st-century instructional leaders can improve education for all students.
This practical book:
Angela Breidenstein is an associate professor in the Department of Education at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Kevin Fahey is the coordinator of programs in Educational Leadership at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. Carl Glickman is president of the Institute for Schools, Education, and Democracy and professor emeritus of education at the University of Georgia. Frances Hensley is a founding member and director of the School Reform Initiative, where she supports the learning of educators.
“This short, easy-to-read book overflows with good ideas and helpful tools.”
“Useful to instructional leaders who look for advice, ideas and empathy in their somewhat lonely leadership role—and to people aspiring to take on such a role.”
—British Journal of Educational Technology
“A must read for principals, district level administrators, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and mentors.”
—Gene Thompson-Grove, School Reform Initiative
“Every school leader needs this book. ”
—Tina Blythe, Harvard Graduate School of Education