The Adaptive School

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442223642
Format: PDF, Docs
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This 3rd edition of the award winning Adaptive Schools Sourcebook provides both a theoretical and practical guide for groups and teams to develop and focus their collaborative energies to improve teaching practices and enhance student-learning outcomes. In five sections: Becoming Adaptive, Collaboration Matters, Meetings are Teachers’ Work, Resources for Inquiry, and Conflict, Change and Community, the authors draw on decades of personal experiences in schools and research from multiple disciplines to present powerful tools and useful templates for structuring the work of productive professional communities in schools. Readers will learn ways to develop and sustain the fundamental elements for enhancing social capital in schools: distinguishing between dialogue and discussion, establishing seven norms of collaboration, automating language patterns for inquiry and problem solving, facilitating groups and data teams, engaging in productive conflict, and building community. The book offers links to video clips demonstrating key skills, inventories for assessing groups, instruments for assessing personal skills, and a collection of over 150 meeting strategies and facilitator moves for engaging group members in productive interactions.

The Adaptive School

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442223639
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A sourcebook for developing and facilitating collaborative groups capable of continuously adapting to anticipate the evolving learning needs of students. Based on a theoretical foundation of schools as complex systems in which linear management models are no longer sufficient. Research findings and practical examples describe how adaptive leadership based on function not roles strengthens teaching practices that produce steady improvements in student learning. Included are tips and tools for skillfully facilitating powerful conversations, productive conflict, and effective decisions.

The Presenter s Fieldbook

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442223685
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Proper presentations have the power to persuade and transform people and organizations. This is a book about the art of presenting. Using current knowledge about learning, this book describes best practices for designing, delivering, debriefing, and growing from the presenting experience. Some highlights include how to give a two minute speech, getting comfortable in your own skin, overcoming resistance and audience fatigue, and how to de-demonize the personal digital devices in training rooms today. What’s new in this edition is information on interactive presentation technology, making the first 5 minutes magical, a new treatment of presentation design, and attention to cultural mindfulness. This third edition continues to be a guidebook for anyone who has ever stood before a group to make a presentation – novices and experts alike. For novices the book provides a respected foundation upon which to enhance learning for adults. For experienced presenters it offers an opportunity to fine tune your work in specific areas. For the specialist, professor, or trainer of those teaching adults, it serves as a curriculum guide. **Free Study Guide Available at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442223684/The-Presenter's-Fieldbook-A-Practical-Guide-3rd-Edition#

Powerful Professional Development

Author: Diane Yendol-Hoppey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271275
Format: PDF
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Achieve effective, on-site teacher development without breaking the budget! This essential guide to job-embedded staff development helps schools and districts move away from reliance on outside expertise, instead drawing on and developing the experience and skills of their own faculty. The authors provide a complete toolbox of school-based professional development (PD) strategies, with recommendations on which tools to use for different times and settings, guidelines for implementation, and extended examples of each tool in action for a full spectrum of proven, cost-effective PD models, including: Book study and lesson study Action research and professional learning communities Coaching and co-teaching Webinars, podcasts, Open Space Technology, online communities, and much more

Lemons to Lemonade

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452261016
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Standards Based Leadership

Author: Sandra Lowery
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 081084608X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

You Can t Do It Alone

Author: Jean Johnson
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483022
Format: PDF, ePub
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Experts and reformers have suggested many promising ideas for improving schools and ramping up student learning, but in too many cases, proposals for change run up against resistance, confusion, and anxiety from key stakeholders such as teachers, parents, students, and members of the broader public. To propel change—and to sustain it—school leaders need to understand what is driving these responses and develop more effective strategies for engaging these groups in the mission of reform. 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. The book also introduces a theory of change and public learning developed by social scientist Daniel Yankelovich, along with some practical rules of the road for promoting the kind of dialogue that leads to consensus and action.

Cognitive Coaching

Author: Arthur L. Costa
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781929024414
Format: PDF, ePub
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See how Cognitive Coaching helps strengthen teacher's capacities for continuing self-improvement over time.

How to Make Presentations that Teach and Transform

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871201992
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide to designing and delivering effective presentations to adult audiences offers tips on presentation and provides sample learning activities for managing stage fright, using macromaps, and navigating learning styles.

Teacher Leader Stories

Author: Judy Swanson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141299523X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical guide provides compelling case studies, explicit guidance on using case writing and case analysis, and a facilitator's guide to enrich teachers' professional learning.