Powerful Teacher Learning

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1610486838
Size: 28.42 MB
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This book offers an innovative approach to understanding and supporting teacher inquiry groups, Critical Friends Groups, “PLCs,” and other vehicles for the school-wide professional learning community. It takes the reader outside traditional sites of professional development for teachers and into the black box theatres and rehearsal studios of contemporary theatre companies.

Team Teaching And Team Learning In The Language Classroom

Author: Akira Tajino
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317513193
Size: 28.25 MB
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This book reignites discussion on the importance of collaboration and innovation in language education. The pivotal difference highlighted in this volume is the concept of team learning through collaborative relationships such as team teaching. It explores ways in which team learning happens in ELT environments and what emerges from these explorations is a more robust concept of team learning in language education. Coupled with this deeper understanding, the value of participant research is emphasised by defining the notion of ‘team’ to include all participants in the educational experience. Authors in this volume position practice ahead of theory as they struggle to make sense of the complex phenomena of language teaching and learning. The focus of this book is on the nexus between ELT theory and practice as viewed through the lens of collaboration. The volume aims to add to the current knowledge base in order to bridge the theory-practice gap regarding collaboration for innovation in language classrooms.

Facilitating For Learning

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807757381
Size: 75.34 MB
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One of the most important shifts in schools in the last two decades has been the growing emphasis on collaboration among teachers and other educators. Whether you are a teacher facilitating a group for the first time or an experienced facilitator seeking to further develop your skills, this book is for you. Organized to be used as both an exploration of the role of facilitating and as a handbook of strategies, this resource covers a range of contexts that include faculty meetings, department meetings, professional learning communities, grade-level teams, and inquiry groups. This book is a perfect companion to the authors' bestseller, The Facilitator's Book of Questions, which focuses on the skills needed to facilitate protocols or structured conversations. Facilitating for Learning extends the scope of that work by also examining the facilitator's responsibilities for supporting a group's learning during all parts of a meeting, between meetings, and within the larger school context and culture. It is an essential resource for teachers, administrators, coaches, and teacher educators.

Protocols In The Classroom

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776424
Size: 52.91 MB
Format: PDF
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For nearly 2 decades, Looking Together at Student Work and The Power of Protocols have sustained educators in their professional learning. Protocols in the Classroom expands the scope of those books from teachers’ professional learning to include students’ learning, providing teachers with the tools they need to use discussion protocols to support students in developing crucial skills and habits as readers, writers, critical thinkers, and active participants within the classroom community. For each protocol the authors provide a clear set of steps, tips for teachers and students in facilitating the protocol, and a story of a teacher using the protocol with students. The book is filled with resources for getting started using protocols with students, as well as for deepening the use of protocols over time. It also relates protocols to other strategies for supporting students’ learning, including Accountable Talk, Thinking Routines, and Socratic seminars. The authors describe how protocols contribute to a schoolwide culture of discussion, inquiry, and reflection. “These authors really know what they are writing about—not just protocols (though they are world experts there) but teaching and learning.” —From the Foreword by Joseph P. McDonald, emeritus professor, New York University “Excellent examples, along with multiple protocols, provide the tools to get started immediately. This book is a phenomenal resource.” —Kari Thierer, School Reform Initiative “This is the perfect guidebook for teachers to use protocols effectively in their classrooms.” —Ron Berger, EL Education

Working Together In Theatre

Author: Robert Cohen
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137294515
Size: 26.58 MB
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Robert Cohen draws on fifty years of acting, directing and teaching experience in order to illustrate how the world's great theatre artists combine collaboration with leadership at all levels, from a production's conception to its final performance. This book challenges the notion that creating brilliant theatrical productions requires tyrannical directors or temperamental designers. Viewing the theatrical production process from the perspectives of the producer, director, playwright, actor, designer, stage manager, dramaturg and crew person, Cohen provides the techniques, exercises and language that promote successful collaborative skills in the theatre. Collaboration is vital to successful theatre making and Working Together in Theatre is the first book to show how leadership and collaboration can be combined to make every theatrical production far greater than the sum of its many parts.

Coaching Whole School Change

Author: David Allen
ISBN: 9780807749029
Size: 66.24 MB
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School coaching is an extremely popular school-change strategy, yet we have relatively few detailed pictures of actual coaching practice. This book provides an in-depth look at the practice of coaching in a small high schools, and includes case studies, stories, tools, and artifacts from the life of the school. The authors identify and describe a set of "coaching habits" that foster instructural planning across the curriculum, distributed leadership, and the development of a strong professional learning community. Because effective coaching is always collaborative, the text looks at coaching from the perspectives of the coach and three of the teachers whom she coaches, as well as that of a school-based researcher.

Collaboration In Theatre

Author: R. Roznowski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230620191
Size: 67.37 MB
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This accesible and helpful guide addresses the crucial relationship between theatrical production team members.

Transforming Teaching And Learning With Active And Dramatic Approaches

Author: Brian Edmiston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136299394
Size: 18.73 MB
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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014! How can teachers transform classroom teaching and learning by making pedagogy more socially and culturally responsive, more relevant to students’ lives, and more collaborative? How can they engage disaffected students in learning and at the same time promote deep understanding though high-quality teaching that goes beyond test preparation? This text for prospective and practicing teachers introduces engaging, innovative pedagogy for putting active and dramatic approaches to learning and teaching into action. Written in an accessible, conversational, and refreshingly honest style by a teacher and professor with over 30 years' experience, it features real examples of preschool, elementary, middle, and high school teachers working in actual classrooms in diverse settings. Their tales explore not only how, but also why, they have changed the way they teach. Photographs and stories of their classroom practice, along with summarizing charts of principles and strategies, both illuminate the critical, cross-curricular, and inquiry-based conceptual framework Edmiston develops and provide rich examples and straightforward guidelines that can support readers as they experiment with using active and dramatic approaches to dialogue, inquiry, building community, planning for exploration, and authentic assessment in their own classrooms.

The Teaching Artist Sutras By Michael Wiggins

Author: Michael Wiggins
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483513440
Size: 22.83 MB
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A book for every teaching artist's library. Written by a veteran teaching artist, and inspired by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Teaching Artist Sutras describes best practices for teaching artists and addresses all aspects of the TA's professional life. A reflective guide-book presented as a collection of aphorisms, The Teaching Artist Sutras takes a philosophical look at the profession, with brisk commentary on the essential elements of lesson planning, classroom management, curriculum design, reflection, assessment, and making a living as a teaching artist. Michael Wiggins has worked as an arts administrator and professional teaching artist, in New York City and San Francisco, for about twenty years.

Getting A Grant

Author: Barbara Loos
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780760739020
Size: 46.61 MB
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