Leading Effective Meetings Teams and Work Groups in Districts and Schools

Author: Matthew Jennings
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141660538X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teachers share one vital characteristic with students: they function best in settings that are organized enough to provide structure and focus, yet flexible enough to respect developmental and personality differences. In Leading Effective Meetings, Teams, and Work Groups in Districts and Schools, author and veteran educator Matthew Jennings provides everything you need to help the teachers in your school or district achieve their full potential: *An overview of the research on collaboration and what it means for educators *Step-by-step guidelines for designing and facilitating meetings *Strategies for avoiding and resolving conflicts among educators *Checklists, questionnaires, and rubrics for designing, implementing, and assessing work groups and teaching teams *Whether you're setting up a complex district-level task force or a simple school faculty meeting, this comprehensive guide will ensure that you do so as efficiently and effectively as possible. Packed with field-proven activities, worksheets, and metrics, it is an indispensable resource for all educational leaders.

Collaboration Among Professionals Students Families and Communities

Author: Stephen B. Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317502035
Format: PDF
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Collaboration Among Professionals, Students, Families, and Communities provides a foundation for understanding concepts of collaborative learning along with strategies for the application of collaborative skills in teaching. The book moves logically from issues of macro-collaboration (district and school) to micro-collaboration (individual student focus and co-teaching) in K-12 environments before concluding with strategies for family and community collaboration. Significant emphasis is placed on knowledge, skills, and teaching models for pre-service and in-service teachers in general education, special education, and of diverse students including English Learners. Each chapter includes meaningful pedagogical features such as: Learning objectives A case study illustrating the implementation of information presented A case study challenging the reader to apply the information learned in the chapter Study questions for readers in Comprehension Checks at key points in the chapter Highlights of major points in a chapter summary for aid in studying content University, school, and community-based application activities A companion website features additional resources, including PowerPoint presentations, practice tests, suggested video and Internet resources, and advanced application activities.

Before the Special Education Referral

Author: Matthew Jennings
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452296073
Format: PDF, Docs
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Step by step, this resource helps school leaders develop teacher teams to provide focused instructional interventions before a referral for special education evaluation is needed.

The Principal Influence

Author: Pete Hall
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141662144X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Principals navigate the dynamic complexities and subtleties of their schools every day. They promote, facilitate, and lead efforts to achieve both tangible and intangible results throughout the school community. They fulfill a role that includes counseling, budgeting, inspiring, teaching, learning, disciplining, evaluating, celebrating, consoling, and a million other critical functions. As the principalship has evolved and grown, so have the expectations of it. With that in mind, ASCD developed the Principal Leadership Development Framework (PLDF). The PLDF establishes a clear and concise definition of leadership and includes clear targets that support the ongoing growth and development of leaders. Using the Framework, principals will learn to capitalize on their leadership roles: * Principal as Visionary * Principal as Instructional Leader * Principal as Engager * Principal as Learner and Collaborator The PLDF also offers 17 criteria of effective practice that allow leaders to focus on behaviors that have the greatest direct effect on the culture and status of learning and teaching. Coupled with the PLDF are tools for self-reflection that help principals identify and strengthen their reflective habits. Whether you want to develop your own capacities or support the development of a group of principals, assistant principals, or aspiring principals, The Principal Influence can help channel your efforts in ways that promote successful teaching and student learning.

Interactions

Author: Marilyn Penovich Friend
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205359035
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Interactions, Fourth Edition, provides a cutting-edge look at how teams of school professionals-classroom teachers, special education teachers, and counselors-can effectively work together to provide a necessary range of services to students with special needs. This book addresses collaboration as a style, with accompanying knowledge and skills, which guides practices in many education efforts. As a result, future teachers learn how to collaborate with school professionals and families to help special education students who are more often being placed in general classroom settings. For all educators and people interested in education.

Faculty Groups

Author: Susan A. Wheelan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761931669
Format: PDF, ePub
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A perfect road map for teachers, this research-based book translates what social scientists have learned about work groups into practical guidelines for educators to ensure student learning.

Effective Group Facilitation in Education

Author: John Eller
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412904629
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tap into proven do's and don'ts for facilitating dynamic and productive meetings. Get tips on team building, brainstorming, motivating, delegating, and more.

Making Meetings Work

Author: Ann M. Delehant
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412914612
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides school leaders with a step-by-step process for planning, setting ground rules, considering traditional meeting alternatives, making good decisions, and developing action plans.

Change Leadership

Author: Tony Wagner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429516
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Education has, through its work with educators, developed a thoughtful approach to the transformation of schools in the face of increasing demands for accountability. This book brings the work of the Change Leadership Group to a broader audience, providing a framework to analyze the work of school change and exercises that guide educators through the development of their practice as agents of change. It exemplifies a new and powerful approach to leadership in schools.

Collaborating for Success With the Common Core

Author: Kim Bailey
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936764733
Format: PDF, Docs
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Leverage teamwork to integrate the CCSS into your curriculum, and build on a foundational knowledge of PLCs. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the shifts required to implement the standards in core content areas and find valuable tips and strategies for creating strong collaborative practices. Identify the essential standards, determine learning targets, define proficiency, learn how to design rigorous assessments, and more.