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The Reflective Educator's Guide to Professional Development: Coaching Inquiry-Oriented Learning Communities (Hardback)
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The Reflective Educator's Guide to Professional Development: Coaching Inquiry-Oriented Learning Communities (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 26/06/2008
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Powerful tools for facilitating teachersAE professional development and optimizing school improvement efforts! This step-by-step guide presents specific strategies for coaches who work with professional learning communities (PLCs) that practice action research, better known as 'inquiry-oriented PLCs.' This resource illustrates how incorporating action research can significantly influence professional development practices and provides coaches with lessons learned from facilitators of inquiry-oriented PLCs. This research-based book also offers: The 10 essential elements for a healthy PLCSample inquiry projects and case studies of actual inquiry-based PLCs12 lessons to help good coaches become great coachesReflection prompts in each chapter for study groups

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412955799
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 18 mm


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"The reader gets to be a fly on the wall, listening as the coaches facilitate and problem solve with their groups. The authors are truly passionate about providing the reader with tools, protocols, and vocabulary to aid coaches in their role as facilitator of teacher professional learning communities." -- Bill Osman, Supervisor of Professional Development and Mentoring
"Offers a new perspective on professional development that any school could implement. This book gave me ideas to share with my principals on how to get teachers to be active learners in the professional development process." -- Gina Segobiano, Superintendent
"The book speaks to many audiences, including instructional coaches, PLC leaders, action researchers and group leaders, and university professors working with action researchers and PLCs." -- Gail Ritchie, Coleader, Teacher Researcher Network
"The stories and vignettes are very poignant and represented the concepts brilliantly. This book provides a link to the next steps in PLCs and elevates the bar of expectancy." -- Terry A. Crawley, Coordinator for School Planning and Professional Development
"A tool box overflowing with ideas that will help every staff developer craft a school culture hospitable to adult and student learning." -- Roland S. Barth, Author, Lessons Learned
"Congratulations to Nancy Fichtman Dana and Diane Yendol-Hoppey-and to all of us who are committed to helping teachers find their voice through the development of action research studies. We now have a terrific resource that provides a road map for connecting teacher networks and action research to create powerful professional development opportunities. The authors bring learning communities and teacher research to life because they put this work in the context of real schools and relate wonderful anecdotes of actual teachers. This book is a joy to read." -- Ellen Meyers, Senior Vice President

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