Power of Teacher Teams With Cases, Analyses, and Strategies for Success

ISBN-10: 1412991331
ISBN-13: 9781412991339
Edition: 2012
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List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/8/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 248
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

VIVIAN TROEN and KATHERINE C. BOLESConsidered authorities on the subjects of teacher education, teacher leadership, and professional development schools, Troen and Boles deliver workshops on Teacher Teams and Teacher Leadership, speak at conferences and seminars, and regularly consult to schools and school districts in the United States and internationally. As classroom teachers, they founded one of the nation_s first professional development schools to link colleges and public schools in partnerships for the preservice education of teachers as well as the ongoing professional development of veteran teachers.They are the authors of Who_s Teaching Your Children: Why The Teacher Crisis is Worse Than You Think and What Can Be Done About It (Yale University Press, 2003) as well as numerous articles and book chapters on teachers and teaching. Most recently they have joined national leaders of professional organizations of educators, state education agencies and universities in the Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium, convened by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to develop model national standards for teacher leadership.Troen co-directs the Induction Partnership Initiative at Brandeis University, guiding schools in developing the capacity to support new teachers. She also leads school administrators in regularly scheduled online, networked seminars investigating a wide range of issues surrounding induction practices and professional development for new and experienced teachers.

VIVIAN TROEN and KATHERINE C. BOLESConsidered authorities on the subjects of teacher education, teacher leadership, and professional development schools, Troen and Boles deliver workshops on Teacher Teams and Teacher Leadership, speak at conferences and seminars, and regularly consult to schools and school districts in the United States and internationally. As classroom teachers, they founded one of the nation_s first professional development schools to link colleges and public schools in partnerships for the preservice education of teachers as well as the ongoing professional development of veteran teachers.They are the authors of Who_s Teaching Your Children: Why The Teacher Crisis is Worse Than You Think and What Can Be Done About It (Yale University Press, 2003) as well as numerous articles and book chapters on teachers and teaching. Most recently they have joined national leaders of professional organizations of educators, state education agencies and universities in the Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium, convened by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to develop model national standards for teacher leadership.Boles is a Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director of the Learning and Teaching Masters Degree Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received her doctorate from Harvard, and her courses examine the latest research on school reform, teacher education, teacher teams, and new forms of teacher leadership.

Photo Credits
List of Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Read This First
Our Shared Legacy
A Culture of Isolation and Egalitarianism
The Move Toward Collaboration
Get Ready For Better Teams
Why Teacher Teams?
Why This Book?
Why Cases?
It Isn't Extra Work, It's The Work
What Makes A Good Team, What Makes A Team Good?
Why Teams (Typically) Fail
The Complexities of Collaboration Are Untaught
Effective Teacher Leadership Is Missing
The Need for Expertise Is Ignored or Misunderstood
Pitfalls Are Unrecognized or Poorly Addressed
Team Members Give Up When They Don't Get Along
There Are No Consequences for Poor (Individual or Team) Performance
The Five Conditions of Effective Teacher Teams
Task Focus
Leadership
Collaborative Climate
Personal Accountability
Structures and Processes
Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk: Connecting Curriculum and Instruction
The Importance of Instructional Talk
Connecting Instructional Talk to Classroom Planning and Practice
Promoting Accountability Through Instructional Talk
Using Team Meetings to Improve Instructional Practice
Instructional Leadership: Principals And Teacher Leaders
Throw Out Your Old Org. Chart
The Principal as Instructional Leader
The Principal Articulates a Vision for the School
The Principal Emphasizes the Importance of Collaboration
The Principal Actively Engages in Team Development
Team-Building Tips for Principals
Teacher Leadership
What's a Teacher Leader?
Teacher Leaders in a Team Context
Inside-Outside: Teacher Leaders and Team Leaders
This Could Be the Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship
Team Development And Strategies For Success
We Have to Stop Meeting Like This!
Establish Team Norms
Appoint Specific Roles to Team Members
Acknowledge Team-Meeting "Sore Spots" and Take Steps to Avoid or Cure Them
Learn by Example
Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
Tips and Tools for Maintenance, Survival, and Success
Improve Your Team's Communication Skills
Tine-Tune Your Team's Effectiveness
Move Your Team to Its Next Stage of Development
Get Your New Principal on Board
Connect Your Team With Your School
Leverage Your "What I Know Now"
Teaching Cases
Cases and Guides to Analysis
What the Cases Are About
Case Themes
Video Cases and Their Guides to Analysis
What the Video Cases Are About
Okay, One Last Word
Cases
The Neutral Zone: Handling Interpersonal Dynamics on Teams
Surface Collaboration or Dynamic Interdependence?
Can't Follow the Leader
Good Intentions Aren't Enough
A Principal's Dilemma: The Challenge of Change
How Far We've Come
A Vague Destination, No Compass or Map
The Team That's "Practically Beloved"
References
Index
On Companion CD-ROM
Cases
Is It "Take Us to Our Leader" or "We Can Do It Ourselves"?
Managing From the Middle
On Companion DVD
Video Cases
A 3rd-Grade Team Meets to Examine Student Work
A 5th-Grade Team Meets to Follow Up on a Professional Development Workshop
A 9th-Grade Physics Team Meets to Plan Interventions for Underperforming Students
A High School History Department Meets to Develop Consistent Grading Criteria

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