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Honoring Diverse Teaching Styles: A Guide for Supervisors
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About This Book
In this era of increasing teacher accountability, helping novice and veteran teachers succeed in the classroom has never been more urgent or more challenging. Honoring Diverse Teaching Styles is essential reading for anyone who wants to help teachers meet today's performance standards while also respecting the unique gifts each teacher brings to the classroom.
This concise guide describes a system for fostering effective teacher development, and includes:
Using this guide, principals and mentors can help teachers broaden their instructional repertoire and develop a stronger professional identity. These teachers will become more confident in their decision making and take greater command of the classroom, leading to increased student learning.
Educators who are new to supervising teachers will find this a highly readable guide to the wide range of strategies available, while experienced supervisors will discover new ways to strengthen their own practice and rethink their observational methods. All readers of this guide will gain the satisfaction of helping teachers develop the kind of expertise that truly fosters student achievement.
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About the Author
EDWARD PAJAK (1947–2014) was a professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Development and Leadership at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his bachelor's degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo and began his teaching career at the middle school level in the Buffalo and Syracuse areas. After completing a master's and doctoral degree at Syracuse University, he served on the faculties of Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Georgia, as well as in several administrative positions.
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