The Adaptive School

Author: Robert J. Garmston, Co-developer of Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools; emeritus professor, California State University, Sacramento
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442223642
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A sourcebook for developing and facilitating collaborative groups capable of continuously adapting to anticipate the evolving learning needs of students. Based on a theoretical foundation of schools as complex systems in which linear management models are no longer sufficient.

The Presenter S Fieldbook

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442223685
Size: 53.90 MB
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Proper presentations have the power to persuade and transform people and organizations. This is a book about the art of presenting. Using current knowledge about learning, this book describes best practices for designing, delivering, debriefing, and growing from the presenting experience. Some highlights include how to give a two minute speech, getting comfortable in your own skin, overcoming resistance and audience fatigue, and how to de-demonize the personal digital devices in training rooms today. What’s new in this edition is information on interactive presentation technology, making the first 5 minutes magical, a new treatment of presentation design, and attention to cultural mindfulness. This third edition continues to be a guidebook for anyone who has ever stood before a group to make a presentation – novices and experts alike. For novices the book provides a respected foundation upon which to enhance learning for adults. For experienced presenters it offers an opportunity to fine tune your work in specific areas. For the specialist, professor, or trainer of those teaching adults, it serves as a curriculum guide. **Free Study Guide Available at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442223684/The-Presenter's-Fieldbook-A-Practical-Guide-3rd-Edition#

Lemons To Lemonade

Author: Robert J. Garmston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452261016
Size: 58.89 MB
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The complete guide to getting the most out of every gathering of educators! Prevent meetings from descending into aimless rambling or counterproductive conflicts that end up wasting everybody's valuable time. This resource gives you a playbook to help anyone confidently lead group discussions so that problems get solved, not created. The authors, both veteran educators and experts in group dynamics, detail: How to prepare yourself to facilitate the discussion and keep it on task Best practices for squashing conflict without wounding pride Methods for dealing with “interrupters,” “subject-changers,” disputes, personal attacks, and other time-waster events

Cognitive Coaching

Author: Arthur L. Costa
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442223669
Size: 35.59 MB
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In this greatly expanded and extensively updated edition of a widely popular resource you see how teachers' individual and collective capacities for continuing self-improvement are strengthened over time through Cognitive Coaching.

You Can T Do It Alone

Author: Jean Johnson
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483022
Size: 11.70 MB
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You Can’t Do It Alone provides school leaders with a crisp summary of opinion research among teachers, parents, and the public conducted by Public Agenda, Education Sector and other respected analysts. It offers tips on what leaders can do to more successfully engage these groups in areas such as reforming teacher evaluation, turning around low-performing schools, and building support for world-class standards.

Transforming Schools

Author: Rachel Cohen Losoff
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462529577
Size: 18.54 MB
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Presenting a unique team-based problem-solving model, this book shows how to turn K-8 school change from a daunting prospect into an achievable goal supported by a concrete plan. A framework is provided for addressing any schoolwide academic or behavior issue, from reading or math problems to concerns about school safety or tardiness. Four clear-cut steps are described: problem identification, problem analysis, plan development, and plan implementation/evaluation. User-friendly features include procedures for navigating each step, extended case examples, frequently asked questions, and 13 reproducible forms; the large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible materials, as well as online-only practice exercises with answers. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.

School Family And Community Partnerships

Author: Joyce L. Epstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412959025
Size: 60.85 MB
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This updated edition for building school-community partnerships to increase learning includes new examples, inventories defining leadership roles, and a workshop PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM.

Cognitive Coaching

Author: Arthur L. Costa
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781929024414
Size: 34.42 MB
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See how Cognitive Coaching helps strengthen teacher's capacities for continuing self-improvement over time.

Conversation Transformation Recognize And Overcome The 6 Most Destructive Communication Patterns

Author: Ben Benjamin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071772103
Size: 74.81 MB
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One of the New York Post's Top 10 Best Career Books of 2012 Repair communication breakdowns on the spot and drive positive results in every conversation Failed conversations can take a heavy toll on our professional and personal lives, threatening to damage relationships, erode trust, and make it impossible to resolve conflicts, reach decisions, or achieve mutual understanding. Conversation Transformation gives you practical guidelines for managing the six most common (and aggravating) conversation killers: yes-buts, mind-reads, negative predictions, leading questions, complaining, and verbal attacks. Each skill-building chapter guides you through a three-step process for replacing unconstructive habits with more effective responses: AWARENESS Learn to recognize an ineffective communication pattern the instant it occurs ACTION Use specific new strategies to turn the conversation in a better direction PRACTICE Engage in repeated, structured practice to turn those actions into new habits Praise for Conversation Transformation: “Devastatingly insightful . . . provides the practical coaching you need to change old habits and transform your interactions.” —SHEILA HEEN and DOUGLAS STONE, bestselling authors of Difficult Conversations ”An invaluable resource . . . filled with simple tools and fixes to improve communication skills, exactly the skills that can make us all more effective in politics, business, and life.” —SENATOR JOHN F. KERRY “Practical, inspiring, and powerful. You will never look at your conversations the same way again.” —SUZANNE BATES, bestselling author of Speak Like a CEO and Discover Your CEO Brand

Having Hard Conversations

Author: Jennifer Abrams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452295662
Size: 42.31 MB
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Speak with clarity, confidence, and courage! Many educators struggle with discussing difficult issues with colleagues. This insightful book helps readers effectively lead challenging conversations with supervisees, peers, and supervisors. Emphasizing initiative and preparation as keys to a successful conversation, the author’s step-by-step approach provides: Thought-provoking questions and first-person accounts that help build communications skills Advice on overcoming personal hesitation about expressing concerns Guidance on goal setting and choosing the best “what-where-and-when” for a productive discussion Sample scripts and other interactive tools to help educators prepare for the conversation and achieve positive outcomes