About the author:
Kim Marshall was a teacher, central office administrator, and principal in the Boston Public Schools for thirty-two years. Since 2002, he has led workshops and courses, coached school leaders, and consulted with schools and districts. Starting in 2003, he has produced the weekly Marshall Memo. Kim is the author of many articles and books, including Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation (Jossey-Bass, second edition, 2013). www.marshallmemo.com
Jenn David-Lang has worked in the field of education for more than twenty-five years as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. Currently, she runs The Main Idea, an annual subscription service that provides monthly summaries of compelling books and professional learning ideas to school leaders throughout the world. In addition, Jenn offers a wide range of consultation, including: designing and providing workshops for leaders and teachers, coaching leaders, and conducting school evaluations. www.themainidea.net
by Kim Marshall & Jenn David-Lang
Size: 8 x 10 | 388 pages
eBook / $18.95 | 978-1-948796-84-2
Hardcover / $18.95 | 978-1-948796-84-2
Paperback / $28.95 | 978-1-948796-83-5
For years, Kim Marshall and Jenn David-Lang have been “designated readers” for busy front-line educators, curating the best ideas and research from scores of magazines and books. In The Best of the Marshall Memo, they’ve identified the most thought-provoking and helpful article summaries from the Marshall Memo archive and added professional learning suggestions. The book aims to help principals, teachers, superintendents, consultants, and researchers address the most pressing issues they face every day.
The book features the work of 170 researchers and practitioners, including Elena Aguilar, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, Angela Duckworth, Jennifer Gonzalez, Tom Guskey, Jon Saphier, Pedro Noguera, Carol Dweck and Dylan Wiliam. Their writing come from a wide range of publications, from Phi Delta Kappan to The New York Times.
The Best of the Marshall Memo is organized in three broad categories: high-leverage practices, maximizing teachers’ impact, and classroom structures for successful learning. Each chapter focuses on a high-priority topic—for example, setting a school’s mission, time management for principals, interviewing and hiring, supervising and evaluating teachers, classroom discipline, and assessment for learning—followed by detailed professional learning suggestions.