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Leading for Powerful Learning A Guide for Instructional Leaders

ISBN-10: 0807753491
ISBN-13: 9780807753491
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 8/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Supporting teacher learning is a complicated and challenging task. This much-awaited book offers a practical, research-based framework for thinking about instructional leadership, along with the necessary resources and tools for improving practice. The authors identify specific structures, formats, and strategies that an instructional leader can use to support new and veteran principals and teacher leaders. They then discuss ways to think about which structures are most appropriate for particular settings, offering suggestions on the most effective way to work with these structures. This unique book combines theory with best practices to create a vision of how 21st-century instructional leaders can improve education for all students.

Prologue
Acknowledgments
Why Leadership for Adult Learning Is Crucial
Teachers as Learners
Instructional Leadership
Practitioner Learning
Constructive-Developmental Theory
Beyond Individual Learning
Along the Learning Continuum
The Organization of This Book
Instrumental Learning in Schools
Initiating Instrumental Learning
Expert-Based Professional Development
Using Multimedia Resources for Instrumental Learning
Instructional Coaching
Study Groups
Walkthroughs
Mentoring
Clinical Supervision
Supporting Instrumental Learning: Implications for Leadership
Socializing Learning in Schools
Planning for Socializing Learning
Going Against the Grain
Supporting Socializing Learning: Strategies and Protocols
Learning with Texts
Looking at Student Work
Looking at Adult Work
Observing Colleagues
Creating Learning Communities
Engaging in Collaborative Supervision
Supporting Socializing Learning: Implications for Leadership
Self-Authoring Learning in Schools
Planning for Self-Authoring Learning
Uniqueness of Self-Authoring Learning
Approaches to Self-Authoring Learning
Learning About Race and Equity
Inquiring into Practice
Engaging in Lesson Study
Critical Friends Groups
Clinical Supervision: Using a Nondirective Approach to Supervision
Supporting Self-Authoring Learning: Implications for Leadership
How Leaders Facilitate for Learning
Meetings for Learning
Agreements, Norms, and Ground Rules
Understanding the Design Principles: Protocols for Learning
Facilitating Protocols for Learning
How Leaders Design for Learning
Design Question 1: What Does Our School (and Its Students) Need Us to Learn?
Design Question 2: Who Are Our Teachers?
Design Question 3: Who Am I As a Learner and Leader?
At the End of the Day: The Critical Role of Leadership
Before Leaving the Design for Learning Discussion: Potential Pitfalls
The Work Is Never Done
Leading for Learning
The Three Approaches to School Reform
Why a Learning Approach to School Leadership
How to Lead Educator Learning
The Collaborative Assessment Conference Protocol
The Tuning Protocol
The Consultancy Protocol
Establishing Ground Rules
Setting Norms for Collaborative Work
Resources
References
Index
About the Authors

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