C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth offers the answer, demonstrating how exchanges that are clear, realistic, appropriate, flexible, and timely can be transformational.
Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Conversations between administrators and teachers take place every day, for many reasons, but what can we do to elevate them so that they lead to better professional relationships, more effective school leaders and teachers, and improved learning for students? C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth offers the answer, demonstrating how exchanges that are clear, realistic, appropriate, flexible, and timely can be transformational. The authors explain how C.R.A.F.T. conversations support leaders' efforts in four "cornerstone" areas: Building Capacity, Invoking Change, Promoting Collaboration, and Prioritizing Celebration. With this foundation in place, they offer explicit guidance for developing the skills necessary to move through all components of a C.R.A.F.T. conversation: planning, opening, engaging, closing, reflecting, and following up. Extended vignettes featuring administrators and teachers bring each component to life, illustrating how focused efforts on improving how we communicate and build relationships can help schools achieve their goals and become places where adults—and students—thrive.
Constructive Conversations That Unite and Energize Your School and
Community Brenda CampbellJones, Shannon ... Nancy E. Frey, Ian Pumpian,
and Douglas B. Fisher (#117031) C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth:
How to Build ...
Author: Brenda CampbellJones
Advancing equity in our schools and society requires deep thought and honest conversations about tough topics. These conversations about emotionally charged subjects, including race, class, and culture, can be daunting. Authors Brenda CampbellJones, Shannon Keeny, and Franklin CampbellJones, experts in research and equitable practices, guide you through a meaningful framework for thinking about, preparing for, and having such critical conversations. They invite you to ponder your own cultural identity and assumptions, reflect and deeply consider values and beliefs, and then understand how these factors affect your conversations and interactions with others. They provide essential information about the types of conversations and behaviors we all consciously and subconsciously exhibit and witness, with authentic stories and experiences from people who have used the authors' framework to enrich their communities. As you explore the information and activities in this book that are specifically designed to help you scaffold new ideas into practice, you and your colleagues will examine biases and begin to build equitable experiences for all students. The book's field-tested approach enables every educator to grow professionally by using the power of conversation to develop trust, ask powerful questions, really hear the answers--and learn together in ways that strengthen and invigorate the school and community.
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and Lyle Kirtman (#118040) C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth: How
Author: Lauren Porosoff
One of the best ways to learn how to be a better teacher is by watching, listening to, and experimenting with the practices of great teachers, including those in your own school. The PD Curator is about how professional learning experiences can become more inclusive, participatory, cohesive, and effective--and about the role teachers and leaders can play in creating those experiences. That role isn't so much administrative as it is curatorial. Just as art curators can legitimize artists by including their work in a gallery or exhibit, PD curators have the power to legitimize the work of an array of teachers. They help create immersive intellectual, emotional, and social experiences--all while caring for the professionals and the profession. In this book, Lauren Porosoff explains how PD curators * Structure teachers' schedules to make time for in-house professional learning. * Select content and create a process for how people interact with it. * Fit the often disparate pieces together into a meaningful whole. * Discover whether the event has been successful. The practical tools and protocols in each chapter will help you plan professional learning that taps into the expertise and interests of a diverse staff. Canned sessions that don't connect with teachers' actual needs will be a thing of the past. Instead, you'll discover ways to support teachers in sharing ideas and trying out new practices that advance student learning. In doing so, you'll empower teachers and students alike.
Chapter by chapter, the book provides strategies to help teachers get started on projects, build energy for writing, overcome obstacles, create support systems using online technologies, and develop coherence across their writing lives.
Author: Christine M. Dawson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Teacher-Writer shows how teachers can pursue and sustain personally and professionally worthwhile writing practices, even amidst the many demands associated with teaching. It meets teachers wherever they are--as novice teachers just beginning to pursue writing, as teachers emerging from a professional development experience, or as accomplished writers seeking to further their craft. Chapter by chapter, the book provides strategies to help teachers get started on projects, build energy for writing, overcome obstacles of limited time, create support systems using online technologies, and develop coherence across their writing lives. The text includes useful writing group routines, questions for framing collaborative inquiry, methods for adapting writing communities to online settings, and rich examples of conversations and texts shared in actual teacher writing group meetings.
In what ways did your preparation program encourage you to grow as an
educator ? ... Our conversations imply new directions for American teacher
education that would substantively change most ... She uses the term teacher
education quite loosely and laments that her program reduced the art and craft of teaching to a ...
Author: John P. Sikula
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
The first edition of this text sought to provide a basis for improving the education of teachers at every level. Committed to the idea that the betterment of teacher education is essential to the improvement of schools, it provided understanding of the research so that professionals could compare, evaluate and create effective programmes.
Praxeology : Walking the Walk In a recent conversation , Peter Grimmett , a long -
time advocate of teaching as a craft ... Rather than teaching students about
cognitive development on a particular day because the course outline indicates it
Author: Wolff-Michael Roth
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Explores the experiences of teaching teams at different stages of the career ladder.
Making conversations about teaching and learning in an introductory teacher
education course . Craft Paper 91 - 2 : National Center for Research on Teacher
Education , Michigan State University . Cochran - Smith , M . ( 1995 ) . Uncertain ...
Author: Ardra L. Cole
A collection of chapters by teacher educators sharing experiences, activities, and visions around the problems of fostering educational reform while at the same time meeting the established expectations for promotion and tenure in the academic community.
Conversations with Poets and Novelists about the Teaching of Writing John
Graham ... Let ' s put it this way : in one major line of its development , the short
story was concerned , not with adventures in a never - never , Faerie - Queene ...
Through a series of in-depth interviews with leading theatre practitioners, Ayse Tashkiran charts the growth of the movement director in contemporary theatre.
Author: Ayse Tashkiran
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
'When directors understand the value of a movement director they remove any sense of hierarchy within the room and place movement directors firmly by their side for they are and should be their co-pilot, navigating and creating the world of the play.' - Joan Iyiola Movement directors work with the physical, living bodies at the heart of theatre productions, creating movement languages with actors and directors. Through a series of in-depth interviews with leading theatre practitioners, Ayse Tashkiran charts the growth of the movement director in contemporary theatre. The voices of Jane Gibson, Sue Lefton, Kate Flatt, Toby Sedgwick, Siân Williams, Struan Leslie, Ellen Kane, Peter Darling, Steven Hoggett, Ann Yee, Imogen Knight and Shelley Maxwell explore processes of creativity, collaboration and innovation for the moving body in performance. The conversations open up: Growth of movement direction through the 20th century New insights into embodied theatre practice Diverse movement approaches and creative preparation Physical trainings and influences Working methods with directors and actors in the rehearsal room Movement for actors in opera, film, television and musical theatre Relationships between movement direction and theatre choreography Potential future developments in the field
At the same time , the prospects for growth in cultural awareness for students and teachers are profoundly striking and are a potentially rich source of cultural gain .
... Portraiture methodology guided the conversations of the four interviews (
individual and focus group ) and the choices made ... Pre - service teachers can
use this self - assessment checklist as they are learning their craft and identifying
Exploring Our Own Practice Open University Anna Craft, Hilary Burgess, Janet
Soler ... Teacher . Fortunately for me , you brought me back , quickly , and I
spotted some of the missing pieces . I had ' Change takes an idea , a challenge ,
or a puzzle ' in my ... It should be self - evident that I was using my conversations
with Shawn , and with the entire class by e - mail , as a pedagogical sounding
Author: Open University
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
This selection of carefully chosen articles invites teachers to explore their own professional development and review their practice in schools. It draws together the multifaceted nature of primary teaching through a focus upon historical, cultural, and political influences and considers the impact this has upon the way primary teachers develop professional knowledge. Issues explored in the book include: changing approaches to: curriculum selection; school organization and; curriculum planning. These are situated and considered in the personal contexts of primary teachers' continuing professional development. Themes explored include: analysis of critical incidents as a strategy for developingreflective prac
sional teacher , but it cannot be the only component of an in - service program if
we want teachers to have an opportunity to ... on learning from inside experience
, so that they can broaden " craft knowledge ” as they reframe their teaching
practice . ... learning but also on how they have learned mathematics themselves
, they will enrich their conversations with their students . ... practice within a
supportive community lead to an essential element of profound and lasting teacher growth .
Teachers may find that sharing their own growth and trials as writers will increase
their students ' willingness to reflect . ... These conversations may be related to
reading experiences ; pointing out connections among structure , craft , genre ...
support for growth in flexible thinking , and we can do so by selecting ,
connecting , and sequencing texts . ... In the sections below we discuss selecting
texts , teaching through intentional conversation , and teaching through extended
experiences , while observing for ... You will also be using interactive read aloud
as a way to help your students learn about genre and the craft of authors and
Author: Irene C. Fountas
A practical guide for teaching comprehension and fluency in the kindergarten through eighth-grade classroom with instruction on reading levels, writing about reading, and interactive read-aloud and literature study; and contains a DVD with over 100 blackline masters, forms, and checklists.
It will also be successful in a symbiotic process of teacher growth and student growth , one enhancing the other ( Joyce and ... The “ closed doors ” of the
private world of teachers ' teaching and learning space need to be opened to
allow conversations with other teachers . ... to cultivate and develop the “ craft of
interdependence ” ( Bruffee 1995 , 1 ) and to construct their own knowledge
through this mode ...
... of expert strategies and expert routines , but underscore the importance of the
situation to the development of cognition . They warn us not to try and cull
characteristics and knowledge of the expert teacher from among those who are
merely ... She states that , even if student teachers can gain access to
experienced teachers ' professional craft knowledge , they ... by the foreign
student guest in their home , and therapists by conversations with their clients , so
too cooperating teachers ...
Teaching in Small Schools We need to acknowledge that many teachers are
concerned that one byproduct of the ... The conversion efforts we observed
employed three strategies to help existing teachers grow professionally so small
schools can craft staffs that ... These conversations will help teachers determine
the areas where they can build expertise to increase their effectiveness in the
new schools .
Author: Jay Feldman
Choosing Small With low achievement and high drop-out rates plaguing our larger public high schools, communities across the country are creating smaller, more personalized schools that share a larger campus. Drawing on the Coalition of Essential Schools' longtime experience in school design, Choosing Small offers practical and strategic guidance for educators interested in transforming their high school. Featuring interviews with educators experienced in school conversion, the book covers all aspects of the conversion planning and implementation process such as engaging a broad array of stakeholders, working with the district, creating vision statements for the new schools, building leadership and management structures, and identifying curricular options as well as instructional needs. Praise for Choosing Small "Choosing Small provides necessary lessons onhigh school conversions, one of the most difficultreform efforts of our time." —Theodore R. Sizer, founder,Coalition of Essential Schools "A guide to creating the kind of schooling thatour young people need and deserve." —Ron Wolk, founding editor, Education Week "Anyone in a school leadership position who istrying to create high schools for the twenty-firstcentury should read this book." —John Welch, superintendent, Highline Public Schools, Burien, Washington "This book is for those who have ever gone toschool, been in a school, or realized we coulddo more for our children." —Jamie Kane, principal, Skyview High School, Thornton, Colorado "A must-read for anyone interested inimproving learning outcomes for young peoplethrough smaller, redesigned high schools." —John A. Sanchez, executive director, East Side House Settlement, the Bronx, New York
Conversations remain superficial and polite . ... Teachers felt threatened by fresh
ideas and change . ... In The Courage to Teach , Parker J . Palmer writes about
how this affects our teaching : The growth of any craft depends on shared
Author: Donna Skolnick
More than Meets the Eye focuses on the fascinating web of relationships that define the classroom environment.
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