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TEN TOP THINGS EVERY INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER SHOULD KNOW.

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1 TEN TOP THINGS EVERY INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER SHOULD KNOW

2 Top Ten… Job Description 9. Hire Highly Qualified Teachers 8. Assessment 7. Mapping and Level Completions 6. Data, Data, Data 5. Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships 4. Standards in Action (SIA) 3. Coaching – Mentoring 2. Teacher Evaluation 1. Handling Difficult Conversations

3 TOP TEN+ 10+ You can not be all things to all…..

4 TOP TEN… INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER

5 JOB DESCRIPTION Include instructional expectations  Writing weekly lesson plans  Utilizing varied instructional strategies: whole group, small group, and individualized instruction  Utilizing a variety of tools and technology

6 HIRE HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS Pass the TABE at advanced level Experience interacting with Adults Learners Develop a unique interview questionnaire with a rating scale that is used on every candidate

7 ASSESSMENT Utilized to  measure student progress  inform students of their progress  inform instruction  place students in appropriate instruction class

8 MAPPING AND LEVEL COMPLETIONS No random acts of teaching Map to help student design and achieve their academic goals Map to help student advance in their learning (level completions)

9 DATA DATA DATA Instructional Program improvement Continuous Instructional program improvement Student academic gains Teacher Evaluation Instructional Professional Development

10 RIGOR, RELEVANCE, AND RELATIONSHIP Instruction must have all 3

11 STANDARDS IN ACTION (SIA) Lesson planning and teaching strategies must be coordinated with a standards based accountability Knowledge of Effective Instruction must be linked with SIA

12 COACHING/MENTORING STAFF Planning individual professional development Handling difficult conversations in regards to teacher performance “Walk Through” observation Circle of Friends Study Groups Not Evaluation

13 TEACHER EVALUATION PROCEDURES Develop the effectiveness of instruction so that student learning is accelerated Objective evidence Purpose is to encourage teachers to seek continuing professional growth as a result of feed back from observations

14 HANDLING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

15 10+ You can not be all things to all….Give yourself permission…..


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