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Teaching as Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap #2019

Teaching as Leadership The Highly Effective Teacher s Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap 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 e

  • Title: Teaching as Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap
  • Author: Steven Farr
  • ISBN: 9780470432860
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Teaching as Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap By Steven Farr, 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 thisA 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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    1. My first non fiction book of the year was one I had to read as part of a book study at work At first I was very excited about this book as it proports to teach ways to teach low income or other disadvantaged kids in effective waysI would be for this As I went through each chapter though I became and frustrated with the book It is very idealisticwhich is okay except there was no realism to go with it No explanations of how things could actually be achieved I also found many instances of poor a [...]

    2. If you went through a traditional college of education, don t waste your time This book will not give you any new insights on teaching just insight into the teaching as charity mindset of TFA This is truly a handbook to prepare those who are considering a two year stint in education to come in and make a big splash, pad resumes, and move on to lucrative careers.

    3. Though in parts it can seem very repetitive, Teaching as Leadership really is a great way to start thinking about the Teach for America approach to leading a classroom I received the book as part of the Teach for America pre insitute reading, as I am entered the San Antonio charter corps this summer.Because it is based on teachers with records of success in the classroom, the six step program is illustrated throughout with quotations from former teacher corps members I found that the sections on [...]

    4. Overall this book is a solid compilation of all the ideas a beginning teacher needs to consider I remember looking for materials to prepare me better to enter the classroom, and this would have been helpful as a guide since I learned many of the things they discuss on my own with some difficulty It hits many of the big players e.g Tomlinson, Wiggins McTighe, Nieto For my current purposes, it helps articulate some ideas about teaching development, but is not overly informative and does drag in pa [...]

    5. This book is great It really is I read the whole thing before summer institute and it definitely provides a framework for successful principles in teaching Set big goals, Invest students and their families, Plan purposefully, execute effectively, continuously increase effectiveness and work relentlessly If there is one thing TFA does and does well, it is create an exhaustive rubric for something they care about the entire book breaks up these principles and talks about them in depth.They include [...]

    6. 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 somewhat sad how little teaching is valued in America from a compensation perspective The book has numerous examples and case studies to support the various viewpoints and tips it brings up I would definitely recommend it to any teacher, regardless of the grade they teach I m at a University and even [...]

    7. Parts of this book were excellent, other parts dragged a bit I most enjoyed the descriptions of how the excellent teachers planned purposefully to help students succeed However, there wasn t anything particularly new in the chapter if the reader is familiar with the principles of backwards design and planning learning vs planning activities What the authors do successfully is describe what those who implement such planning actually do They discuss having a vision for the classroom at the end of [...]

    8. This book was of a TFA textbook with a lot of celebration of TFA THERE ARE REALLY FOOD TEACHERS THAT CONE OUT OF TFA But 5 out of the 7 that have come through schools that I have interacted with were not prepared, trained, or supported for success A second note is I felt they did not respect education and the classroom experience The ones that stuck around through were a 1 teachers.

    9. I encountered the ideas now collected in this book as a Teach For America corps member in 2004 These concepts shaped and continue to shape my teaching practice If I could pick one book to give to a new teacher eager to effect change in the classroom, this would be it It helped me to set aside excuses and work strategically every day to solve problems creating barriers to my students learning.Caution the philosophy proposed here may change the way you think about teaching forever.

    10. 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 everything that was written, and it was good to get some insight into TFA s philosophy, however Overall, a decent read, well organized, and I liked the rubrics in back.

    11. As a future teacher with a strong interest in addressing the achievement gap, I read this with the hope of learning to be a better teacher It lacks a certain amount of specificity that would be helpful in understanding exactly what they were talking about.

    12. I read this book as part of my pre institute work for Teach For America, and found it to be useful, even inspiring at times, though had the authors tempered their enthusiasm and worked harder at copy editing, I would have given it stars.

    13. I m sure a new teacher would enjoy reading this book, but as someone who has been teaching a while, there isn t anything new in here The anecdotes drag on and on This book is especially slow if you have been a TFA corps member and heard all of this before.

    14. Excellent, very readable book Every teacher should read this Outlines the researched behaviors of highly effective teachers Some of it is basic common sense, but several sections were forehead smacking revelations that make me wish I were back in the classroom.

    15. Social justice apparently trumps equal justice Preaches bringing the top down and bottom up while turning it all inside out.

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