The Adaptive School

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442224002
Format: PDF, Docs
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Expanded and updated, this edition of one of the most popular resources for school change now comes with ancillary materials containing 150 facilitation strategies. Placing inquiry at the center of effective change, The Adaptive School gives readers the tools they need to bring about genuine school improvement and to learn to use and incorporate them into practice. The book also includes a useful problem locater that helps define problems and identify strategies to deal with them. New to this edition: the ancillary materials, the strategies, the problem locater, the expanded material on facilitation, and expanded self teaching tools.

Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools

Author: Jennifer York-Barr
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506350542
Format: PDF
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Renew your teaching and your passion with this updated bestseller! When the teaching life gets tough, reflective practice reenergizes you—counteracting the effects of professional isolation and instilling a sense of meaning, renewal, and empowerment that benefits you, your colleagues, and your students. This bestselling book offers research-based ideas and strategies for using reflective practice individually, with others, and even schoolwide. Features of the newest edition include: Updated strategies for engaging adults and students and using reflective practices to create equitable outcomes New examples of reflective practice in action A new chapter on the core leadership practices for growing reflective practice A new companion website with resources and reflection protocols

Making Group Work Easy

Author: Steven A. Schiola
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607097761
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The latest research about improving education shows that when educators work together to examine data, brainstorm strategies, implement those strategies, and check the data again, student achievement rises. These processes are well known and effective. What is often overlooked or taken for granted is the process the educators will use to work with one another and find effective solutions. It is easy to say that educators will just meet with each other and work these things out. However, as we have learned with students, people are not born with all of the skills to work in teams. This book teaches a process that will help both teachers and administrators plan for and conduct meetings that are meaningful, useful, and that generate results.

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412998891
Format: PDF, ePub
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This field book shows educators how to improve schools by developing group culture, enhancing facilitators' skills, and equipping groups to resolve complex issues around student learning.

Collaboration and Co Teaching for English Learners

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483346021
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your English Language Learners are counting on you to collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards have increased the pressure on English Language Learners. And with the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book’s authors—America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources for collaboration and co-teaching include Templates for creating EL profiles that will enable you to address their unique needs Prompts for Professional Learning activities (for teams or individuals) and further reading The latest research findings on best instructional practices that benefit ELs This is your concise, comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit your ELs. Start implementing it today and watch the outcomes improve.

Using Data to Improve Student Learning in School Districts

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922840
Format: PDF
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This book helps you make sense of the data your school district collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

The Socially Networked Classroom

Author: William Kist
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412967007
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book demonstrates how pioneering teachers have successfully integrated screen-based literacies into instruction and how you can harness students' social networking skills for learning.

Motivation to Learn

Author: Michael Middleton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148335914X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Harness the power of motivation to transform the learning experience! When properly channeled, motivation propels learning forward. Yet teachers across all grade levels and disciplines struggle to recognize and cultivate this dynamic, social force in the classroom. This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged. You’ll discover: Reflection activities that promote student voice and self-efficacy as well as assess existing motivation levels Case studies and best practices based on current motivation theory and research Strategies to design meaningful learning tasks and build positive relationships with students and colleagues.

How to Make Presentations that Teach and Transform

Author: Robert Garmston
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615938
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this practical guide to designing and delivering interesting and effective presentations for adult audiences, Garmston and Wellman cover the five stages of a presentation and offer tips for executing each one. They discuss stage fright and how you can use it to your advantage and explore the use of macro maps for staying focused during presentations. They also provide tips for getting to know audiences and communicating with participants who have different backgrounds and learning styles. The book includes several sample active learning activities you can use to strengthen your presentations.

Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work Leader s Guide

Author: Timothy D. Kanold
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765497
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This leader companion to the grade-level teacher guides illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it. Comprehensive research-affirmed analysis tools and strategies will help collaborative teams develop and assess student demonstrations of deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.