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Professional Capital

Professional Capital Author Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 9780807771709
Release 2015-04-24
Pages 220
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The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: the professional capital of every teacher working together in every school. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order, these two world authorities--who know teaching and leadership inside out--set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore. This book features: (1) a powerful and practical solution to what ails American schools; (2) Action guidelines for all groups--individual teachers, administrators, schools and districts, state and federal leaders; (3) a next-generation update of core themes from the authors' bestselling book, "What's Worth Fighting for in Your School?" [This book was co-published with the Ontario Principals' Council.].



The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research Teacher and Student Efficacy

The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research   Teacher and Student Efficacy Author Jim Parsons
ISBN-10 9781329192126
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The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research Teacher and Student Efficacy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research Teacher and Student Efficacy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research Teacher and Student Efficacy book for free.



Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P 12 Teaching

Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P 12 Teaching Author Lawrence, Salika A.
ISBN-10 9781522506706
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 309
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Teacher leadership is a critical component of effective curriculum assessment and professional development. With teacher-led inquiry being utilized, schools can better improve their learning programs. Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P-12 Teaching is a pivotal resource for the latest research on the benefits of using teacher educators to facilitate the assessment and improvements of school literacy programs. Highlighting a range of relevant topics on professional learning and teacher leadership, this book is ideally designed for school administrators, teachers, researchers, and academics.



The New Meaning of Educational Change Fifth Edition

The New Meaning of Educational Change  Fifth Edition Author Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 9780807756805
Release 2015-11
Pages 312
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Michael Fullan's New Meaning of Educational Change is the definitive textbook on the study of educational change. Based on practical and fundamental work with education systems in several countries, the text captures the dilemmas and leading ideas for successful large-scale systemic reform. This updated edition includes decisionmakers at all levels, from the local school community to the state and national level, and introduces many new and powerful ideas for formulating stategies and implementing solutions that will improve educational systems. Widely used by university professors, policy makers, and practitioners throughout North America and in many other countries this perennial bestseller shows us how to: develop collaborative cultures at the school level, while avoiding superficial versions of professional learning communities; foster district wide success in all schools illustrating how state and national systems can achieve total system transformation based on identifying and fostering meaning for education at every level; and integrate individucal and systemic success, a rare feat in today's school reform efforts.



Cognitive Capital

Cognitive Capital Author Arthur L. Costa
ISBN-10 9780807772508
Release 2014
Pages 122
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Building on the authors’ celebrated work in cognitive coaching, this important book provides teachers, schools, and policy leaders with the rationale and new direction for enhancing the development of the intellectual capacity of educators, their performance, and their ultimate effects on student learning. The authors focus on assisting teachers in developing awareness in their own ability to make effective judgments based on all their capabilities and experiences. When teachers weave internal expertise and external criteria together into the exquisite tapestry of teaching and learning, they gain confidence in their ability to make a difference for all students. Rather than spending time becoming better inspectors and enforcers, Cognitive Capital calls for skillful leaders to engage educators’ thought processes which promote practices that have high impacts on their students. “The authors have positioned ‘cognitive capital’ at the center of understanding and developing teacher quality and have succeeded brilliantly.” —Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, author of Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School “In contrast to the persistent trend of simplifying teaching via reductive evaluation tools, Costa, Garmston, and Zimmerman dive fearlessly into its complexities. Cultivating ‘cognitive capital’ is a refreshing new direction for educators to embrace. The ideas and recommended actions in this fascinating book support a culture of thoughtful innovation which develops mindful and resourceful professionals. The contemporary learners in our classrooms need nothing less.” —Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president, Curriculum Designers, Inc., curriculum21.com Arthur L. Costa is emeritus professor of education at California State University, Sacramento. Robert J. Garmston is emeritus professor of educational administration at California State University, Sacramento. Diane P. Zimmerman is a former superintendent for the Old Adobe Schools in Petaluma, California.



Effective Teacher Development

Effective Teacher Development Author Bob Burstow
ISBN-10 9781474231886
Release 2017-12-28
Pages 152
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The responsibility for facilitating effective continuing professional development (CPD) is based firmly in schools. Frequently, decisions are based on gut feeling, advertisements received or prior experiences. Effective Teacher Development encourages readers to move beyond this and to enhance their strategic decision making in order to effectively develop CPD programmes within their school, partner schools, federations or school chains. The theory behind CPD is explored, drawing on research and evidence from recent practice, including a 10-year international longitudinal study of the effectiveness of professional development to teachers. Readers are supported to develop their understanding of the whole life cycle of a CPD programme, from setting up a new programme to evaluating the effectiveness of existing provision. Chapter summaries and navigational tools support readers looking for guidance on particular issues and questions encourage readers to reflect on the impact of suggestions in their own particular context. Effective Teacher Development is essential reading all involved in designing, implementing and developing effective CPD programmes.



Teacherpreneurs

Teacherpreneurs Author Barnett Berry
ISBN-10 9781118540046
Release 2013-06-27
Pages 272
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We need a bold new brand of teacher leadership that will create opportunities for teachers to practice, share, and grow their knowledge and expertise. This book is about "teacherpreneurs"—highly accomplished classroom teachers who blur the lines of distinction between those who teach in schools and those who lead them. These teacherpreneurs embody the concept that teachers can teach as well as lead the transformation of teaching and learning. It’s about empowering expert teachers who can buoy the image of teaching and enforce standards among their ranks while all along making sure that their colleagues as well as education policymakers and the public know what works best for students. The book follows a small group of teacherpreneurs in their first year. We join their journey toward becoming teacher leaders whose work is not defined by administrative fiat, but by their knowledge of students and drive to influence policies that allow them and their colleagues to teach more effectively. The authors trace the teacherpreneurs' steps—and their own—in the effort to determine what it means to define and execute the concept of "teacherpreneurism" in the face of tough demands and resistant organizational structures.



Cultures Built to Last

Cultures Built to Last Author Richard DuFour
ISBN-10 9781936764754
Release 2013-05-20
Pages 184
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Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You’ll move beyond isolated pockets of excellence while allowing every person in your school system—from teachers and administrators to students—the opportunity to be an instrument of lasting cultural change.



The Global Fourth Way

The Global Fourth Way Author Andy Hargreaves
ISBN-10 9781452283517
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 256
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Learn from global lessons of successful educational change! Deep and lasting educational reform doesn’t happen overnight. This example-packed sequel to The Fourth Way draws upon inspiring examples unearthed by brand new research to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. With striking success stories from diverse systems around the world, Hargreaves and Shirley discuss: The real-life, nitty-gritty challenges facing change leaders Stumbling blocks to enacting best principles and practices Developing and implementing a plan of action to overcome challenges to lasting change



Motion Leadership in Action

Motion Leadership in Action Author Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 9781452284262
Release 2012-11-09
Pages 136
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How motion leadership "moves" educators to action! In this indispensable sequel to the bestseller Motion Leadership, Fullan shares the real-life strategies and results of educators who have used motion leadership to propel entire organizations and systems forward. Success stories from the US and around the world illustrate how educators can use a small number of specific actions to generate momentum for lasting change. Fullan addresses: Creating and leading movement in the right direction and at the right time Implementing a "ready-fire-aim" mindset Emphasizing the importance of collaboration Forging relationships while handling resistance Establishing your change stance in order to get better results



The Self Transforming School

The Self Transforming School Author Brian J. Caldwell
ISBN-10 9781135072100
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 222
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The Self-Transforming School combines an insightful meta-analysis of factors contributing to the success of schools, and an examination of powerful mega-trends that are shaping developments in education, to offer the first mega-analysis in education policy and practice. The book spans fifty years, beginning with Caldwell and Spinks’ ground-breaking work The Self-Managing School which advocated innovative approaches that are now accepted as preferred practice, before offering a prognosis and plan for the future. The book argues that all schools in all settings can secure success for all students in an era where society and the economy are changing constantly and dramatically. Although schools find some support in local and global networks, externally designed re-structuring, re-staffing, or command-and-control direction isn’t sufficient to achieve transformation. Instead of replicating particular approaches to achieve modest improvement, leadership of the highest quality needs to be deeply embedded in schools and their systems. Caldwell and Spinks propose three important points that need to be taken into consideration: -schools are often at different stages of self-transformation -self-transformation requires a high level of professionalism, and must include teacher education and on-going professional development -funding is critically important, and efforts to build a capacity for self-transformation are constrained by what is available. The book gives particular attention to developments in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Shanghai, Singapore and the United States. It will be of key interest to school leaders, policy makers, and academics and postgraduate students engaged in research on equity, student performance in highly disadvantaged settings and education policy.



Psych

Psych  Author Robert Bloch
ISBN-10 9607452003
Release 1990
Pages 172
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Psych has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Psych also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Psych book for free.



Deep Learning

Deep Learning Author Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 9781506368566
Release 2017-12-01
Pages 208
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Engage the world, change the world Deep Learning has claimed the attention of educators and policymakers around the world. This book not only defines what deep learning is, but takes up the question of how to mobilize complex, whole-system change and transform learning for all students. Deep Learning is a global partnership that works to: transform the role of teachers to that of activators who design experiences that build global competencies using real-life problem solving; and supports schools, districts, and systems to shift practice and how to measure learning in authentic ways. This comprehensive strategy incorporates practical tools and processes to engage students, educators, and families in new partnerships and drive deep learning.



Creative Schools

Creative Schools Author Ken Robinson
ISBN-10 9780143108061
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 320
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At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Ken Robinson argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system. He proposes instead a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today's unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations, and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research, Creative Schools aims to inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.



Breakthrough

Breakthrough Author Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 9781483304205
Release 2006-04-05
Pages 136
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Redesign classroom instruction to transform learning for both students and teachers! Breakthrough presents a revolutionary new approach to educational reform, breaking away from the conventional paradigm to help educators create powerful, focused instruction that raises and sustains performance levels in the classroom. Based on three core components—personalization, precision, and professional learning—these breakthrough concepts turn reform into precise, data-driven classroom instruction personalized to every student. Unique elements of the Breakthrough framework include: Improvement by design Assessment for learning Critical learning instructional paths Mapping instructional paths Smart use of data to drive instruction Locking in ongoing improvement



Reframing Transformational Leadership

Reframing Transformational Leadership Author Issa M. Saleh
ISBN-10 9789462096387
Release 2014-05-05
Pages 120
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One of the more common causes of school system failure is the absence of effective leadership. Ideally, school leaders are supposed to be the change agents and facilitators whose primary mission is to improve school culture and bring about the effective transformation that leads to a model Professional Learning Community (PLC). School leaders must focus on developing human capital by working collaboratively with teachers, students, and all who are involved within the system. Effective school leadership has been examined from a variety of perspectives, with the focus ranging from the principles of servant leadership to moral imperatives and distributed perspectives. The debate on what constitutes effective school leadership continues to be wide-ranging and complex. Today’s research scholarship will be the groundwork for how tomorrow’s schools develop a new breed of leadership. Upcoming leaders will face new, unforeseen challenges, so they must re-evaluate strategies and re-work standard processes, in order to promote sustainable development within their respective school systems. Tomorrow’s leaders will be expected to lead a diverse collective of students and teachers, to foster an enduring and empowering culture among students, teachers and other stakeholders committed to build a successful learning community.



Becoming a Professional

 Becoming  a Professional Author Lesley Scanlon
ISBN-10 9400713789
Release 2011-06-27
Pages 262
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This book is founded on the idea that ‘becoming’ is the most useful defining concept for a new ‘professional’ class whose members understand that development in their working lives is an open-ended, lifelong process of refinement and learning. In a world where being a ‘professional’ is an increasingly indistinct notion and where better education and technology are challenging ‘professional’ norms, it is imperative that we no longer think in terms of an exclusive, ‘Anglo-American’, knowledge-rich class of workers. Exploring the implications of this insight for professions including nursing, teaching, social work, engineering and the clergy, this volume aims to encourage informed debate on what it means to be a ‘professional’ in this globalised 21st century. The book argues that ‘becoming’ a professional is a lifelong process in which individual professional identities are constructed through formal education, workplace interactions and popular culture. The book advocates the ‘ongoingness’ of developing a professional self throughout one’s professional life. What emerges is a concept of becoming a professional different from the isolated, rugged, individualistic approach to traditional professional practice as represented in popular culture. It is a book for the reflective professional.