Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching

Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching

Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching

Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching

Synopsis

In Effective Supervision, Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, and David Livingston show school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers. Their five-part framework is based on what research tells us about how expertise develops.

Excerpt

Supervision has been a central feature on the landscape of K–12 education almost from the outset of schooling in this country. Witness the following comments from a 1709 document entitled “Reports of the Record of Commissions of the City of Boston” (cited in Burke & Krey, 2005, p. 411):

[It should] be therefore established a committee of inspectors to visit ye
School from time to time, when as oft as they shall see fit, to Enform them
selves of the methods used in teacher of ye Scholars and Inquire of their
proficiency, and be present at the performance of some of their Exercises.

In the three centuries that have transpired since this proclamation of 1709, the world of K–12 education has changed dramatically. Along with changes in curriculum, instruction, and assessment have come changes in perspectives on supervision and evaluation. In Chapter 2, we briefly trace these changes to provide a frame of reference for the recommendations made in this book. Throughout the remainder of the book, we lay out a comprehensive approach to supervision as well as address the implications of our approach for the practice of evaluation.

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