Chapter 4 provides additional clarification for questions educators might have about school support teams. As a process for professional development, lesson study became highly visible when it was proposed as a means of supporting the common practice of promoting better teaching by disseminating documents like standards, benchmarks and nationally validated curricula. A selection of exemplar applications from a variety of fields of professional practice illustrates the elasticity of the approach and methods, challenging readers to adapt the ideas presented as a catalytic resource to the development of professional practice and research. Conducting home visits to better connect with students' lives and families Collaborating with other teachers to design lessons Analyzing data in collaboration with students, families, and community members. In Transformative Learning in Practice, leading authorities and practitioners working in a variety of national and international settings, including college classrooms, corporate workshops, online, and informal groups in rural communities, offer insights and a wealth of strategies for fostering transformative learning in and out of the classroom.
The authors examine its direct applications toteaching and learning, and they explore and discuss the researchbeing done by the facilitators of this work. The guidance can help educators successfully engage our most disaffected and disempowered students. He also suggests that she might enjoy sharing ideas with the teacher whose students were making presentations of the material. Features include: reflective questions, guidelines, task and templates to help collect evidence and evaluate inquiries detailed case studies focusing on teachers at different stages in their career practical guidance on carrying out practitioner inquiry and research an analysis of learning outcomes resulting from different coaching and mentoring relationships. It draws upon each of the insights and experiences of Cognitive Coaching Training Associates and Agency Trainers who are making it work.
Primary school leadership practice: How the subject matters. Teachers' perspectives and organizational culture are in the foreground, not the background of this approach to professional learning. Teachers and administrators will find an experienced voice of reason to guide them through today's maze of increasing demands as they work toward the ultimate goal of engaging all students. The book uses authentic examples of how teachers can prepare, conduct, and reflect upon what their own eyes and ears tell them, trusting them to come forward with ideas and teaching strategies that are motivating to students from many different backgrounds. Knowing that culture and motivation are inseparable influences on learning, Margery B. Journal of School Leadership, 19, 504- 532. A developmental framework for instructional leadership.
This collaboration is advantageous to teachers, counselors, and administrators. Scholarship reconsidered: Priorities of the professoriate. Each cycle of learning encourages seeing students more keenly and more authentically, offering realistic cues for ideas to engage them in learning. Transformative experience: An integrative construct in the spirit of Deweyan pragmatism. Included are an abundance of field-tested tools, templates, and protocols. Teachers are powerful change agents in the on-going process of school improvement. This is the 130th volume of this Jossey-Bass highereducation series.
Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive guide 3rd ed. Because motivated teachers tend to have motivated students, Ginsberg's professional develoment program creates the same motivational conditions for adult learning that works well for students. Readers are provided a rich array of approaches which help them to understand and facilitate transformative learning in multiple settings. The evolution of learning-focused leadership in scholarship and practice. If their behavior is typical and you'd like to share ideas, I'd enjoy putting our heads together. If taken seriously, this book has the potential of transforming how we teach and why we teach.
Ginsberg provides practical steps for teaching and learning that are grounded in the reality of students' lives. Learning to think like an adult: Core concepts of transformation theory. Chapter 2 provides suggestions on how to organize school support teams and how to select members. This establishes a conceptual framework for the extensive practical guidance which follows on how to implement, with rigour and sensitivity, a range of techniques from the traditional structured repertory grid to more flexible, innovative strategies for exploring how the world is or might be construed. Assessing the instructional leadership behavior of principals.
Educational Psychologist, 46, 107- 121. Collaborative leadership and school improvement: Understanding the impact on school capacity and student learning. Original work published 1970 Freire, P. If taken seriously, this book has the potential of transforming how we teach and why we teach. It demonstrates how the use of practitioner inquiry within mentoring and coaching relationships in schools results in professional learning which is both transformative and empowering for teachers. This timely text will be valuable reading for coaches and mentors in secondary schools, teachers undertaking continuing professional development and students on coaching and mentoring courses. A critical theory of self-directed learning.
Adult Education Quarterly, 53, 261- 276. The learner-centered classroom and school. School Leadership and Management, 25, 383- 397. Every Thursday, the associate principal at Spring Woods High School in Houston, Texas, spends 20 minutes walking through the school's five algebra classrooms during first period. The book's processes include: shadowing students to help sharpen teachers' understanding of student motivation; conducting home visits to better connect with students' lives and families; collaborating with other teachers to design lessons; and analyzing data in collaboration with students, families, and community members.