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Teacher Teams That Get Results 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities

ISBN-10: 1412926130
ISBN-13: 9781412926133
Edition: 2007
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Description: "Ready-to-use templates and clear instructions make this material user-friendly and clear. Especially helpful is the cross-reference matrix showing how a strategy can be used in more than one area." William Osman, President, New Jersey Staff  More...

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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 1/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 8.28" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

"Ready-to-use templates and clear instructions make this material user-friendly and clear. Especially helpful is the cross-reference matrix showing how a strategy can be used in more than one area." William Osman, President, New Jersey Staff Development Council "An excellent introduction integrates the five 'theaters of the mind' in a brief and coherent way." Christelle Estrada, Director of Professional Development Services, Salt Lake City School District, UT A comprehensive set of tools for achieving lasting results and sustaining a professional learning community! Sustaining results-oriented team efforts is hard work, and achieving diversified solutions to complex issues over time requires commitment and creativity. To support the momentum of learning communities, Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff. Focusing on the where, what, why, how, and when to use each of the 61 strategies, best-selling authors Gayle Gregory and Lin Kuzmich offer the tools your team needs to succeed. You will learn to: Create and sustain a growth-oriented climate that encourages feedback and builds trust Share knowledge and skills to expand and optimize results Build resilience, develop creative solutions, and manage change Determine priorities and create excellence during goal setting, tying data to practice, and analyzing results An indispensable guide for teachers, teacher leaders, and school administrators, this handbook is ideal for school and district staff serving as meeting and workshop leaders and facilitators.

Gayle Gregory is an internationally known consultant who has specialized in brain compatible learning and differentiated instruction and assessment.She presents practical teacher/student-friendly strategies grounded in sound research that educators find easy to use in the classroom or schoolhouse tomorrow. Her interactive style and modeling of strategies help teachers and administrators transfer new ideas with ease.She has had extensive experience in elementary, middle and secondary schools, community colleges and universities. Gayle has also had district leadership roles including curriculum coordinator and staff development director. She has worked with Instructional Leadership Teams in many schools and district throughout the country focusing on data analysis, using assessment, both formative and summative, and differentiating instruction based on readiness, learning profiles and interests.Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, instructional and assessment practices, differentiated instructional strategies, using data to differentiate, literacy, presentation skills, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change and building professional learning communities.Gayle is affiliated with many organizations, such as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Staff Development Council. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications for teachers and administrators.Gayle believes in life long learning for herself and others. 

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: Tools That Get Results
Purpose for This Book
What We Know About Adult Learning
Brain Bits
Adult Learning Principles
Learning Styles
What Different Learners Need
Initial Group Development
Phases of Group Development and Behaviors
Benefit of Professional Learning Communities
Getting the Intended Results
Learning Teams That Get Results
Tools to Succeed as Teams
In This Book
Creating a Growth Oriented Culture
ABC Conversations
Birthday Month
Community Circle
Concept Formation
Consultation Line
Find Someone Who
Four Corners
Give and Go
Mapping the Journey
3-2-1
Nominal Group Process
Personal, Interpersonal, Task Model (P.I.T.)
Processing Pause
Random Partners
Synectics
T Chart and Y Chart
Sharing Knowledge and Skills
DIP Party
Four Corner Cards
Inside Outside Circle
Jigsaw
Know, Want to Know, Learned (KWL)
Perspective Lens
Pluses and Wishes
Plus, Minus, Interesting
Promissory Note
Right Angle
Round Robin, Round Table
Round the Room Brainstorming
Star Gazing
Think, Pair, Share
Wallpaper Poster
Building Resilience and Creating Solutions
Checking the Oil
Communication Matters
Doubling Up
Environmental Scanning
Field Force
FLOW
Gallery Walk
Graffiti
Hot Buttons
Journey Mapping (Also Known as Histo-Mapping)
Musical Chairs
Parking Lot
Roadblock Removal
The Question Matters: Reviewing Student Work
Two Sides of the Story
Determining Priorities and Creating Excellence
Building on Success
Cause and Effect Planning
Celebrations and Next Steps
Current Snapshot
Four Squares for Creativity
Lesson and Unit Studies
Prioritizing the Impact of Solutions
Prioritizing Work and Learning
Probable and Preferred Future
Pros and Cons
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
The Interview
The People Ladder
Think Abouts�Ǡ
Data Chats
Putting It All Together
Initial Group Development
Sustaining Groups Over Time and Through New Initiatives
Putting It All Together: Examples for Implementation
Keeping Notes, Logging, and Our Methods
Keeping Your School, Team Culture, and Climate Healthy
Summary
References
Index

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