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Author Archer, Jeff, 1967- author

Title Better feedback for better teaching : a practical guide to improving classroom observations / Jeff Archer, Steve Cantrell, Steven L. Holtzman, Jilliam N. Joe, Cynthia M. Tocci, Jess Wood
Published San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2016
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Contents Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Bill & Melinda Gates foundation; About the MET Project; Introduction: Getting from Here to There; Using This Book; The Components of a Trustworthy Observation System; Part I: Making the Big Decisions; Chapter 1: Building Support for Better Observer Training; Essential Question: How Will You Make the Case for Robust Training?; Chapter 2: Finding Enough Observers; Essential Question: Who Will You Train to Ensure Sufficient Feedback?; Chapter 3: Deciding on Training Delivery Methods
Essential Question: How Will You Deliver Training?Chapter 4: Setting Priorities for Observer Training; Essential Question: What Will Be Your Goal for Training This Year?; Part II: Pre-Scoring Video; Chapter 5: Understanding Pre-Scoring Video; Essential Question: What Is "Pre-Scored Video"?; Chapter 6: Planning a Pre-Scoring Process; Essential Question: How Will You Create Support for Pre-Scoring Video?; Essential Question: What Is Your Goal for Pre-Scoring Video This Year?; Essential Question: What Pre-Scored Video Do You Need?; Chapter 7: Getting the Right Video to Pre-Score
Essential Question: How Will You Develop the Skills to Identify and Sort Relevant Evidence?Chapter 14: Using Criteria for Rating; Essential Question: How Will You Build an Understanding of Accurate Rating?; Chapter 15: Coaching Teachers; Essential Question: How Will You Build a Shared Vision of Effective Feedback?; Chapter 16: Organizing a Training Program; Essential Question: How Will You Organize Training?; Part IV: Using Data to Improve Training and Support of Observers; Chapter 17: Collecting and Using Data from Training
Essential Question: How Will You Get the Right Kind of Video to Pre-Score?Essential Question: How Will You Pre-Screen Video for Quality and Content?; Essential Question: How Will You Share Video and Collect Rating Justifications?; Chapter 8: Recruiting and Training Master Coders; Essential Question: How Will You Recruit Master Coders?; Essential Question: How Many Master Coders Will You Need?; Essential Question: How Will You Train Master Coders?; Chapter 9: Ensuring the Quality of Pre-Scoring; Essential Question: How Will You Check the Work of Master Coders for Quality?
Essential Question: How Will You Keep Track of the Process and Products?Essential Question: How Will You Use Data for Continual Improvement?; Part III: Building the Knowledge and Skills for Observation; Chapter 10: Knowing the Rubric; Essential Question: How Will You Explain Your Instrument?; Chapter 11: Collecting Evidence; Essential Question: How Will You Teach Evidence Collection?; Chapter 12: Understanding Bias; Essential Question: How Will You Build an Understanding of Bias?; Chapter 13: Recognizing Evidence
Summary A practical, research-based guide for ensuring trustworthy classroom observations that provide teachers with meaningful feedback Better Feedback for Better Teaching is an essential resource for school, district, and state, leaders committed to high-quality classroom observations. This practical guide outlines the knowledge and skills classroom observers need to identify and help develop effective teaching, and explains how leaders can best facilitate the development of classroom observers. The best way to ensure high quality instruction in every classroom is to provide teachers with accurate, constructive feedback on practices proven to enhance student learning. Skilled classroom observers help teachers do their best work, so that they can guide students to their greatest potential. Better Feedback for Better Teaching provides helpful, reliable strategies from leading experts and practitioners involved in the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, which carried out one of the largest, most influential studies of classroom observations to date. Among the many topics covered, Better Feedback for Better Teaching describes how to: -Build a shared vision of effective teacher feedback among observers -Ensure a common understanding of a classroom observation tool -Train observers to collect objective evidence from a lesson, efficiently and free of bias -Leverage data to improve how observers are trained and supported This comprehensive resource includes helpful starting points, as well as tips to refine techniques and address new challenges. Each section combines clear explanations of key ideas with concrete, adaptable examples and strategies. Self-assessments are included to help you quickly rank current needs and find the most relevant solutions. Filled with valuable, practical tools, Better Feedback for Better Teaching helps educators cultivate high-quality classroom observations that improve teaching and learning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Teacher effectiveness -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Teaching -- United States -- Evaluation.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Cantrell, Steven, author
Holtzman, Steven L., 1986- author
Joe, Jilliam N., 1976- author
Tocci, Cynthia M., 1953- author
Wood, Jess, 1985- author
LC no. 2016007269
ISBN 1118701968 (epub)
111870200X (pdf)
9781118701966 (epub)
9781118702000 (pdf)
(paperback)