The Handbook for Smart School Teams: Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration

ISBN-10: 1936764784

ISBN-13: 9781936764785

Edition: 2013

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Educators face an often overwhelming set of tasks, including educating the whole child, preparing students for the future, meeting all students' daily needs, meeting multiple stakeholders' expectations, and being accountable to government mandates. In The Handbook for SMART School Teams (Second Edition): Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration, authors Anne E. Conzemius and Jan O'Neill offer a revamped edition of their groundbreaking resource to support educators and school teams as they meet these challenges head-on.Like the first edition, The Handbook for SMART School Teams (Second Edition) examines SMART goals goals that are strategic and specific, measurable, attainable, results oriented, and time bound. This enhanced guide provides both theory and practical advice on how to create SMART teams in SMART schools. The authors draw on feedback from district administrators, school principals, classroom teachers, educational consultants, and even college professors to create a deeper understanding of school success and provide K 12 teachers and administrators with a more powerful tool for school improvement.The book is split into three parts. Part one lays the groundwork for building effective teams. Part two offers tools and processes to sustain effective teamwork. Finally, part three describes methods for schoolwide improvement.Starting part one, chapters 1 and 2 show readers how to cultivate an atmosphere of collaboration and define team roles. In chapter 3, K 12 teachers and administrators will learn the characteristics of building effective teams and of giving and receiving effective feedback.Part two starts with chapter 4, which focuses on planning, organizing, and executing meetings. Readers will also explore different types of meetings and their pros and cons. In chapters 5 and 6, educators will gather effective collaboration tools to better understand how staff, students, and stakeholders view their schools. Chapter 7 explores the power of data tools, and educators will examine how data are beneficial for more than identifying problems.Finally, part three begins with chapter 8, which offers methods for organizing all team members into a cohesive system. In chapter 9, K 12 teachers and administrators will learn a process for schoolwide improvement: selecting a leadership team, preparing the school for change, and isolating key questions to ask during the process.Appendix A provides additional examples and tools, and appendix B provides reproducibles to support SMART schools.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Solution Tree
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

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