Teaching As Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2010 - Education - 352 pages
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A road map for teachers who strive to be highly effective leaders in our nation's classrooms

Teach For America has fought the daunting battle of educational equity for the last twenty years. Based on evidence from classrooms across the country, they've discovered much about effective teaching practice, and distilled these findings into the six principles presented in this book. The Teaching As Leadership framework inspires teachers to: Set Big Goals; Invest Students and Their Families; Plan Purposefully; Execute Effectively; Continuously Increase Effectiveness; Work Relentlessly. The results are better educational outcomes for our nation's children, particularly those who live in low-income communities.

  • Inspires educators to be leaders in their classrooms and schools
  • Demystifies what it means to be an effective teacher, describes key elements of practice and provides a clear vision of success
  • Addresses the challenges every teacher, in every classroom, faces on a daily basis

An accompanying website includes a wealth of tools, videos, sample lessons, discussion boards, and case studies.

  

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Review: Teaching as Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap

User Review  - Brittany Jerlinga - Goodreads

This is one of those books that you may not be able to connect to if you don't already have experience, but may not be necessary if you have a couple of years under your belt. I agreed with just about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

Reading this was like reading a book on entrepreneurship or improve your business book. It was great to see the similarities between good teaching and a well managed business. This similarity makes it ... Read full review

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Contents

The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Introduction
1
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Chapter 1 Set Big Goals
15
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Chapter 2 Invest Students and Their Families
53
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Chapter 3 Plan Purposefully
107
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Chapter 4 Execute Effectively
143
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Chapter 5 Continuously Increase Effectiveness
173
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Chapter 6 Work Relentlessly
197
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Afterword
231
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Appendix B About Teach For America
269
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Appendix C Our Approach to Teacher Development
273
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Appendix D How We Learn from Our Teachers
285
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Teacher Biographies
291
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Notes
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The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap About the Author
328
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Acknowledgments
329
The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Index
331

The Highly Effective Teachers Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap Appendix A teaching as leadership rubric
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About the author (2010)

Steven Farr leads Teach For America’s efforts to discern what distinguishes teachers whose students in low-income communities achieve dramatic academic growth. Those findings inform the organization’s teacher selection, training, and support. Farr also works to build the organization’s knowledge by learning from and sharing with other organizations working toward educational equity.

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