Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools
Raising the Achievement Bar for All Students
By (author) Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
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Ten Traits of Highly Effective Schools by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Book DescriptionHow can you tell if your school is successful? Does a new school building make a difference? High test scores? What about small class sizes? Does the presence of innovative programs indicate quality? McEwan evaluates the effectiveness of schools through the introduction of ten research-based traits, fitting into three distinct categories. The book includes specific guidelines for determining their presence in your school, or determining how to implement them if they're absent. Included are websites, resource lists, model mission statements, sample reports, and service listings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412905282
(254mm x 178mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Teach Them All to Read, Paperback (September 2009)
Featuring vignettes, graphic organizers, instructional strategies, up-to-date research, and more, this updated bestseller helps educators understand the most effective ways to teach all students to read.
Reading Puzzle: Phonics, Grades K-3, Paperback (April 2008)
Phonics plays a critical role in reading instruction. Without a solid foundation in phonics, students will continually struggle with literacy. This title offers the activities to teach students how to discern the similarities and differences between letters and sounds.
Reading Puzzle: Comprehension, Grades K-3, Paperback (April 2008)
Addresses the strategies that proficient readers need in order to unlock the meaning of written material. This book includes graphic organizers, visual prompts, and activities to engage and stimulate young readers. It helps the teacher instill the joy of reading, which in turn can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment.
Reading Puzzle: Comprehension, Grades 4-8, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Offering grade-level activities and creative reproducibles for teaching children to read fluently, independently, and with comprehension, this book contains standards-based, ready-to-use activities to strengthen students' development in: phonemic awareness and phonics; comprehension and fluency; vocabulary; and, spelling and word analysis.
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Author Biography - Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What's Good, What's Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001). McEwan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (EdD) from Northern Illinois University. McEwan lives with her husband and business partner, E. Raymond Adkins, in Oro Valley, Arizona. Between them, Elaine and Ray have five children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
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