Powerful Teacher Learning

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1610486838
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This book offers an innovative approach to understanding and supporting teacher inquiry groups, Critical Friends Groups, “PLCs,” and other vehicles for the school-wide professional learning community. It takes the reader outside traditional sites of professional development for teachers and into the black box theatres and rehearsal studios of contemporary theatre companies.

Facilitating for Learning

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807757381
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of the most important shifts in schools in the last two decades has been the growing emphasis on collaboration among teachers and other educators. Whether you are a teacher facilitating a group for the first time or an experienced facilitator seeking to further develop your skills, this book is for you. Organized to be used as both an exploration of the role of facilitating and as a handbook of strategies, this resource covers a range of contexts that include faculty meetings, department meetings, professional learning communities, grade-level teams, and inquiry groups. This book is a perfect companion to the authors' bestseller, The Facilitator's Book of Questions, which focuses on the skills needed to facilitate protocols or structured conversations. Facilitating for Learning extends the scope of that work by also examining the facilitator's responsibilities for supporting a group's learning during all parts of a meeting, between meetings, and within the larger school context and culture. It is an essential resource for teachers, administrators, coaches, and teacher educators.

Protocols in the Classroom

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080775904X
Format: PDF
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For nearly two decades, Looking Together at Student Work and The Power of Protocols have sustained educators in their professional learning. Protocols in the Classroom expands the scope of those books from teachers' professional learning to include students' learning, providing teachers with the tools they need to use discussion protocols to support students in developing crucial skills and habits as readers, writers, critical thinkers, and active participants within the classroom community. For each protocol the authors provide a clear set of steps, tips for teachers and students in facilitating the protocol, and a story of a teacher using the protocol with students. The book is filled with resources for getting started using protocols with students, as well as for deepening the use of protocols over time. It also relates protocols to other strategies for supporting students' learning, including Accountable Talk, Thinking Routines, and Socratic seminars. The authors describe how protocols contribute to a schoolwide culture of discussion, inquiry, and reflection.

Performing Arts as High Impact Practice

Author: Michelle Hayford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319729446
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book investigates how the performing arts in higher education nationally contribute to the “high impact practices,” as identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU). Using the well-known map of the HIPs for illustrating the centrality of performing arts practices in higher education, the editors and authors of this volume call for increased participation by performing arts programs in general education and campus initiatives, with specific case studies as a guide. Performing arts contribute to the efforts of their institution in delivering a strong liberal arts education that uniquely serves students to meet the careers of the future. This is the first book to explicitly link the performing arts to the HIPs, and will result in the implementation of best practices to better meet the educational needs of students. At stake is the viability of performing arts programs to continue to serve students in their pursuit of a liberal arts education.

Acting Right

Author: Sean Layne
Publisher: Acting Right; Arts Integration
ISBN: 9781944265977
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Acting Right is the leading work on using drama to teach behavior. This step-by-step approach integrates engaging aspects of drama with effective elements of classroom management to empower students to take ownership of and be responsible for their own behavior. Used in classrooms across the country, these strategies help create the behavioral literacy necessary for students to concentrate, cooperate, collaborate and establish a sense of calm, focus, and balance in the classroom. Sean Layne is the founder of Focus 5, Inc., an arts education consulting company providing professional learning opportunities to schools, school districts, performing arts centers, arts organizations, and museums around the country. Sean has worked in the field of arts integration for 30 years. He is a national teaching artist for The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He designs arts integration training seminars for teaching artists for The Kennedy Center and is also a course leader and arts coach for their Changing Education Through the Arts program. For over a decade Sean was a professional actor as well as a Master Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute Early Learning Through the Arts program.

Collaboration and Co Teaching

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452259607
Format: PDF, ePub
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Help ELLs achieve success with an integrated, collaborative program! This resource provides a practical guide to collaboration and co-teaching between general education teachers and ESL specialists to better serve the needs of ELLs. Offering classroom vignettes, step-by-step guidelines, ready-to-use resources, and in-depth case studies, the authors help educators: Understand the benefits and challenges of collaborative service delivery Teach content while helping students meet English language development goals Choose from a range of collaborative strategies and configurations, from informal planning and collaboration to a co-teaching partnership Use templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice

Team Teaching and Team Learning in the Language Classroom

Author: Akira Tajino
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317513185
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This book reignites discussion on the importance of collaboration and innovation in language education. The pivotal difference highlighted in this volume is the concept of team learning through collaborative relationships such as team teaching. It explores ways in which team learning happens in ELT environments and what emerges from these explorations is a more robust concept of team learning in language education. Coupled with this deeper understanding, the value of participant research is emphasised by defining the notion of ‘team’ to include all participants in the educational experience. Authors in this volume position practice ahead of theory as they struggle to make sense of the complex phenomena of language teaching and learning. The focus of this book is on the nexus between ELT theory and practice as viewed through the lens of collaboration. The volume aims to add to the current knowledge base in order to bridge the theory-practice gap regarding collaboration for innovation in language classrooms.

Collaborative Professionalism

Author: Andy Hargreaves
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506328172
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Ensure Conversations About Collaboration Become Results. Ask any educational professional about collaboration and chances are they’ll tell you it’s one of their core values. But this familiar sentiment doesn’t always translate into demonstrably better outcomes for students. Addressing this critical gap head-on, this book delivers an innovative, data-supported blueprint for professional collaboration all educators can apply immediately to benefit the classroom. Drawing upon decades of experience, the authors clearly lay out the theory and practice of Collaborative Professionalism, including: Ten core tenets including Collective Efficacy, Collaborative Inquiry, and Collaborating With Students. Analysis of which collaborative practices to start doing, keep doing, and stop doing. Case studies from five countries demonstrating the effectiveness of Collaborative Professionalism. Collaboration can be one of your most powerful educational tools… if used correctly, and turned into action. This book shows you how.

Creative Schools

Author: Ken Robinson Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698142845
Format: PDF, Docs
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A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research—and written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style—Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education. From the Hardcover edition.