Leading a Learning Organization The Science of Working with Others

ISBN-10: 1934009571
ISBN-13: 9781934009574
Edition: 2009
Authors: Casey S. Reason
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Description: Written for principals and teacher leaders and directed primarily at improving the quality of organizational learning in schools, Leading a Learning Organization begins with an examination of the vital but often overlooked role that emotion plays in  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Written for principals and teacher leaders and directed primarily at improving the quality of organizational learning in schools, Leading a Learning Organization begins with an examination of the vital but often overlooked role that emotion plays in school cultures, including the fear and stress that are generated by the rapid pace of change and demands for accountability. Author Dr. Casey Reason draws on educational, psychological, and neuroscientific research to argue that leaders can change the prevailing emotional climate of a school in order to promote deeper learning at all levels. This resource looks at how to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of improving a school?s emotional climate. It presents specific strategies to enhance organizational learning, including the change, analysis, and reframing strategy; purpose-driven inquiry; the creation of a defined learning culture; conscious use of current scientific knowledge about memory, and the use of empowering mental representations. Finally, Leading a Learning Organization explores the benefits of collaboration in building deep organizational learning and provides strategies for leaders to introduce collaboration more effectively and more frequently among school staffs.

About the Author
Introduction
Who Are the Leaders, Who Are the Led?
The Steep Slope of Change
An Overview of Leading a Learning Organization
Strategic Emotional Focus
Core Knowledge: Emotion
Solutions in Action: Strategic Emotional Focus
Acknowledging and Reframing Fear
Core Knowledge: Fear
Solutions in Action: Change, Analysis, and Reframing
The Impact of Stress on Organizational Learning
Core Knowledge: Stress
Your Allostatic Load
Patterns of Group Stress Response
The Stress-Reward Endorphin Cycle
Solutions in Action: Interrupting the Cycle
Vision With Learning in Mind
Core Knowledge: Vision Construction
Mental Representations in Pre-K-12 Education
Solutions in Action: Developing Focused Mental Representations
Purpose-Driven Inquiry
Core Knowledge: Inquiry
Types of Questions Your School Should Ask
Solutions in Action: Purpose-Driven Inquiry
Using Memory Systems to Stimulate Deep Organizational Learning
Core Knowledge: Memory
Solutions in Action: Memory and Deep Organizational Learning
Handling Learning Overload
Core Knowledge: Learning Overload
Solutions in Action: Organizational Focal Points
Creating a Defined Learning Culture
Core Knowledge: Defined Learning Cultures
Enemies of a Defined Learning Culture
Solutions in Action: Establishing a Defined Learning Culture
Inspired Collaboration
Core Knowledge: Collaboration
Common Collaborative Patterns in School
Solutions in Action: Learning-Centered Collaboration Strategies
Conclusion
References
Index

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