- Paperback: 118 pages
- Publisher: Husky Trail Press LLC (August 11, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935258419
- ISBN-13: 978-1935258414
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Evaluation of Professional Development in an Urban High School: Includes Specific Steps to Make PD Successful Paperback – August 11, 2016
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About the Author
Award-winning author, speaker and educator Daniel Blanchard has been an inner city school teacher and coach for the last two decades. He has taught both regular mainstream education and special education at all three levels; elementary, middle, and high school. Presently, Dan is teaching special education at Connecticut’s largest inner city high school. Dan has also participated on many leadership committees on the school and district levels, as well as in the community. Recently, Dan was once again chosen to be on the Professional Development and Teacher Evaluation Committee for his school district. He was also with the State Team that put forth the new Social Studies Frameworks, and has just been appointed to be a member of the Special Education Advisory Council to the Connecticut State Department of Education. Dan is also a local teachers’ union officer on the District Level and a committee member on the State Level. Recently Dan had been chosen by the American Federation of Teachers of Connecticut as the face and voice of educational reform in Connecticut. Dan has completed 14 years of college and has earned seven degrees. His publications consist of a myriad of both weekly and monthly columns, as well as the Granddaddy’s Secrets teen leadership book series. He is also a contributing author to the 10th edition of, Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools, as well as a book soon to be released by the American Federation of Teachers of Connecticut on mainstream teachers writing common core aligned lesson plans that include English Language Learners and Students With Disabilities in their mainstream classroom. Both, Bill Corbett’s, The Expert Guide to Teenagers, and January Jones’, Priceless Personalities have chapters written about Dan. In addition, Dan is a double veteran of our United States Armed Forces, serving both in the Army and the Air Force. Finally, Dan lives in northeastern Connecticut, the quiet corner, with his wife, their five children and family dog.
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In addition, Mr. Blanchard discusses the necessity of team collaboration between Administrators, Teachers, Paraeducators and all school personnel on how to improve urban school districts and reach new heights. Often, I quote Mr. Blanchard “emotion drives motion” as the premise of my classroom discussion because it’s part of a Professional Learning Community which he wonderfully elaborates in great detail on how our emotions motivate our actions. In professional development, one’s emotion can propel or stagnant a staff’s morale. Mr. Blanchad advocates for a growth mindset, allocate resources that are useful for all school personnel and encourages the “think win-win” mentally to achieve success.
It is without hesitation Mr. Blanchard book is to a mandatory reading for all education majors, new and season educators. His research will only enhance educators current school base knowledge and helps with seeing one’s work environment from many different perspectives. Mr. Blanchard passion is centered on professional growth for staff, and as a teacher, all his decision are student-centered. I endorse and highly recommend this book for all readers, and please contact me if you have any further questions regarding the powerful impact Evaluation of Professional Development in an Urban High School had on me and the potential impact it will have on school district!
A must read for all educators!!!