- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: Fire Starter Publishing (August 31, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0984079432
- ISBN-13: 978-0984079438
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #723,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Lead Teachers to Become Great: It's All About Student Learning Paperback – August 31, 2009
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I believe teachers and school administrators will find this book very useful. It's packed with clear and informative strategies on how to improve practice to increase student learning. It will also be very helpful to administrators in identifying and retaining strong teachers who are effective in improving student performance. --Dr. Catherine Emihovich, Dean, University of Florida
Teaching is the final common pathway of efforts to improve student achievement. Leaders who want to help teachers improve instruction will find Janet Pilcher and Robin Largue have provided a rich menu of intuitively appealing ideas and practices. What the authors offer is grounded on their extensive professional experiences and connected to solid scholarship. Those aspiring to be an instructional leader will benefit from this book. --Ronald Gallimore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UCLA
I speak to thousands of teachers every year and reinforce that it is what the teacher knows and can do that is the most important factor in student achievement. Janet and Robin capture this very significant point as they provide some essential tactics for school leaders to follow so that teachers can teach and students can learn. --Dr. Harry Wong Author of the bestselling book in education, The First Days of School
About the Author
The co-authors, Janet Pilcher and Robin Largue, have spent their professional lives being teachers and leaders, working with other teachers and leaders to achieve outstanding student achievement results.
Janet Pilcher, PhD, started her education career as a high school mathematics teacher and then completed her doctoral degree in measurement and evaluation. She served as the associate dean of the University Of West Florida for seven years until she was selected to become the dean of an expanded College of Professional Studies.
Robin Largue began as a high school history teacher. She continued in the K12 environment by becoming the second female to lead a high school in Escambia County School District, Florida. In 2001 she took an educational leadership faculty position at the University of West Florida.
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Since getting a copy of the book, I have used DESK in working with a low performing teacher and the meeting was very satisfying to both of us.
I have worked with Dr. Pilcher and Dr. Large over many years and have always found them to be down to earth, straight forward, and realistic. These two educators do not live in "Ivory Towers." They have real experiences in schools, working with teachers and administrators and they have written a very helpful, practical guide to helping educators help each other to improve. Their realistic approach is so refreshing and amazingly easy to implement.
I recommend this book for traditional educators as well as teachers, instructors, or trainers in the private sector, military, and government arenas.