The Transparent Teacher: Taking Charge of Your Instruction with Peer-Collected Classroom Data, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 111853932X
  • ISBN-13: 9781118539323
  • DDC: 371.102
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 544 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Transparent Teacher outlines and illustrates a step-by-step process for breaking down the professional isolation of classroom teaching and cultivating opportunities for meaningful learning. The three-part process offered here--including a pre-observation meeting, observation, and post-observation debrief--creates the foundation for teacher-directed experiences that focus on self-identified areas of interest and need. Each chapter provides details on critical parts of the process, from planning to implementation. Relevant protocols and tools, together with real-world examples, illustrate how the process can be implemented efficiently within the regular school day and enable readers to apply the process to their own setting. The book also shows how to make Teacher-Driven Observations an ongoing process that can be sustained throughout the school year, a topic illustrated through the case study of a large, comprehensive high school. With these resources in hand, teachers are equipped to collect data through classroom observations and engage in conversations that dig deeply into instructional practice. The Transparent Teacher shows how teachers can become invaluable resources to one another--promoting collective improvements in teaching and learning--when they open their classroom doors from the inside.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Jossey-Bass Teacher.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
Half Title Page.
1: Preparing.
2: Teacher-Driven Observation for Professional Learning.
3: Preparing for Teacher-Driven Observation.
4: Implementing.
5: The Preobservation Meeting.
6: The Observation.
7: The Postobservation Debriefing.
8: Sustaining.
9: Figuring Out the Logistics.
10: For Principals: How to Implement and Sustain Teacher-Driven Observation.
11: Teacher-Driven Observation in Action.
Epilogue: Professional Learning Communities and Teacher-Driven Observation.
Chapter Summaries and Study Questions.