Supervising the Curriculum
Current Approaches to Supervising Curriculum
Hunter's Essential Elements- oral instruction, permanent scaffolding, front loading prior knowledge.
"Developmental Supervision"- Theory by Glickman, Gordon, and Ross-Gordon aiming to help teachers grow in the classroom by offering direct assistance, in-service education, collaboration, and action research.
"Cognitive Coaching"- Approach by Costa and Garmston that creates a trusting relationship, restructure teacher thinking, and develop teacher autonomy.
Role of Supervisor
School programs, formal and informal, designed to help teachers' organizational needs
Unnanounced classroom visits (walkthroughs) meant to help coach teachers, measure staff development efforts, and support professional learning communities.
Types of support to help teachers grow professionally. These can be intensive, cooperative, or self directed
MOTIVATION OF STAFF
Supervising the Supported Curriculum
-Develop a board policy of adiministrative procedures
-Appoint textbook adoption committee (distance learning as well)
-Prepare committee in adoption process and monitor implementation
-Determine how teachers will use materials
-Determine how teachers will allocate space
-Develop a focused and weighted criteria for selection, based on research
-ID 5 texts
-Select the best text
Develop Contract with publisher
-Monitor use of text