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Supervision for Learning: A Performance-Based Approach to Teacher Development and School Improvement
James M. Aseltine, Judith O. Faryniarz, and Anthony J. Rigazio-DiGilio
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Traditional methods of supervision and evaluation focus on teachers’ inputs: their lesson plans, instruction, and classroom management practices. But what matters most is the outcome they achieve: learning. This book introduces Performance-Based Supervision and Evaluation (PBSE), a data-driven and teacher-directed approach proven to build educators’ analytical and instructional capacity to address the learning needs of their students. It’s a move away from disconnected annual goals and outside-in improvement initiatives, and toward the full integration of teacher evaluation, strategic professional development, and school improvement planning.
Supervision for Learning is an important resource for school leaders looking to
Authors James M. Aseltine, Judith O. Faryniarz, and Anthony J. Rigazio-DiGilio explain the best-practice foundations of their approach and provide guidelines for its implementation. Sample artifacts and illustrative vignettes bring the PBSE process to life, clarifying the supervisor’s role, the teachers’ responsibilities, and the students’ gains. You’ll also find a planning and monitoring tool that maps milestones within the development and evaluation cycle, along with strategies for reconciling this approach with district reporting requirements and budget realities.
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About the Authors
JAMES M. ASELTINE is a retired middle school principal who served 32 of his 40 years as an educator in the Farmington (Conn.) Public Schools. Currently he is an adjunct professor of educational leadership at Central Connecticut State University and an independent education consultant.
JUDITH O. FARYNIARZ is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Central Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in the sixth year and doctoral programs. Prior to joining the University faculty, Judith served as a public school educator for 29 years, including 18 as a school principal at the elementary and middle school levels.
ANTHONY J. RIGAZIO-DIGILIO is Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), where he helped to found the doctoral program in educational leadership. Before joining the CCSU faculty 15 years ago, he was an elementary school administrator.
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