Principles for successful supervision

What is your definition of instructional and/or organizational supervision? Develop and clearly state 3-5 principles for successful supervision of staff.  Consider principles as values, ethics, beliefs and norms. Identify and describe each supervisory principle with research references.  What professional development program will meet the needs of teachers and staff and lead to increased student learning and/or staff performance based on the principles? Conclude the platform with a reflection, including new perspectives, new discoveries, concerns and surprises.

You can use the guide for clarifying your supervisory platform below:

What is your definition of instructional supervision?

What should be the ultimate purpose of


Who should supervise? Who should be supervised?

What knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values are

possessed by successful supervisors?

What are the most important needs of teachers?

What makes for positive relationships between

supervisors and teachers?

What types of activities should be part of

instructional supervision?

What should be changed about the current practice

of instructional supervision?