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Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time


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This book′s breakthrough approach to supervision, built on the Teaching Schema for Master Learners introduced in the ASCD best-seller Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, is a simple way to help teachers make the right adjustments in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and feedback--the four areas of practice that make the most difference in how learners learn.

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Supervisor Voice

Supervision and the Teaching Schema for Master Learners

About the authors

Jane Pollock, coauthor of ASCD bestseller Classroom Instruction That Works, works worldwide with teachers, coaches and principals on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and supervision. Her work results in improved student achievement at the classroom and school levels.

A former classroom and ESL teacher, Pollock worked as a district administrator and Senior Researcher for McREL Research Laboratory. She is president of Learning Horizon.

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Sharon M. Ford, EdD, is a former special education and general classroom teacher with experience working with colleagues to develop IEP goals and help students achieve them. She most recently served as an assistant professor in the department of Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Colorado at Denver, where the primary focus of her work was school leadership to promote the professional development of K–12 teachers in all kinds of classrooms, including inclusion and resource classrooms. Sharon has also worked in a state department of education, supervising mentor teachers in numerous school and classroom settings. She has also advised doctoral and master's degree students and taught courses for graduate students seeking licenses as school principals and superintendents. Sharon's work has been published in refereed journals, including the Journal of School Leadership, and she is the co-author, with Jane E. Pollock, of Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time. She is the regional representative for a seven-state area to the Professors of Secondary School Administration, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and is president of the Colorado Association of Professors of School Administration. Sharon earned degrees at the University of Colorado and at Whittier College in California. She can be reached at sharonf3@me.com.

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