The Adaptive School

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442224002
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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.

The Adaptive School

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442223998
Format: PDF
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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.

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412998891
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Powerful Professional Development

Author: Diane Yendol-Hoppey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979757
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Draw on and develop the skills of your own faculty to provide effective, job-embedded professional development (PD) that is based on proven strategies and cost-effective PD models.

ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change

Author: Ivannia Soto
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412992060
Format: PDF, ePub
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Experience a day in the life of an ELL What if you could barely understand what your teacher is saying? Imagine working mostly independently and silently, with limited opportunities to interact with others. The process of ELL shadowing helps teachers better understand the classroom experience from an English language learner′s point of view. The author describes how to implement this easily accessible form of professional development, outlines specific strategies for adapting instruction to engage ELLs, and provides academic language development videos. The benefits of ELL shadowing are many, and include: - Increased teacher sensitivity to ELLs′ school experiences - A heightened sense of urgency to help ELLs to learn academic language and content - Improved classroom instruction that spreads throughout schools and districts More engaged students who are more likely to stay in school and reach their potential The text includes a detailed case study of shadowing an English language learner and examples of the range of ELLs in our nation′s schools. Readers will also find background on the importance of academic oral language development, the complete ELL Shadowing protocol, and a guide for preparing a personalized professional learning plan for ELL instruction. We cannot and must not rest until we give every group of students the kind of education that they deserve. The time is now, and this book shows you how.

You Can t Do It Alone

Author: Jean Johnson
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483022
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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You Can’t Do It Alone provides school leaders with a crisp summary of opinion research among teachers, parents, and the public conducted by Public Agenda, Education Sector and other respected analysts. It offers tips on what leaders can do to more successfully engage these groups in areas such as reforming teacher evaluation, turning around low-performing schools, and building support for world-class standards.

Standards Based Leadership

Author: Sandra Lowery
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 0585455430
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Here, the authors offer a way for superintendents and those in training to combine best-practice theory with practice using everyday, realistic situations within the framework of state and national standards.

Lemons to Lemonade

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452261016
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The complete guide to getting the most out of every gathering of educators! Prevent meetings from descending into aimless rambling or counterproductive conflicts that end up wasting everybody's valuable time. This resource gives you a playbook to help anyone confidently lead group discussions so that problems get solved, not created. The authors, both veteran educators and experts in group dynamics, detail: How to prepare yourself to facilitate the discussion and keep it on task Best practices for squashing conflict without wounding pride Methods for dealing with “interrupters,” “subject-changers,” disputes, personal attacks, and other time-waster events

How to Make Presentations that Teach and Transform

Author: Robert Garmston
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615938
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Cognitive Coaching

Author: Arthur L. Costa
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442223669
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this greatly expanded and extensively updated edition of a widely popular resource you see how teachers' individual and collective capacities for continuing self-improvement are strengthened over time through Cognitive Coaching.