36 Tools for Building Spirit in Learning Communities

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Through inspiring, yet practical concepts and interactive, step-by-step processes, Williams provides the tools educators need to revitalize and transform the culture of their schools.
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Overview

Through inspiring, yet practical concepts and interactive, step-by-step processes, Williams provides the tools educators need to revitalize and transform the culture of their schools.
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Robin Fogarty
"A master at facilitating groups, Williams offers 36 tools that are grounded in years of practical experience for helping teams turn the change process into manageable, user-friendly tasks. He reinvigorates learning communities with spirit, vigor, and mutual support as they address their specific challenges."
Robin Fogarty
"A master at facilitating groups, Williams offers 36 tools that are grounded in years of practical experience for helping teams turn the change process into manageable, user-friendly tasks. He reinvigorates learning communities with spirit, vigor, and mutual support as they address their specific challenges."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412913454
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/21/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Williams has more than thirty five years of international consulting experience,and is noted for his expertise in group facilitation and in planning and team building methodologies. Williams' specialty is facilitating participative, interactive group workshops whether they are focused on strategic planning and consensus building or instructional methodologies for the classroom. He has conducted successful workshops on brain compatible learning and school change facilitation, and he frequently presents in the areas of cooperative learning, higher order thinking skills, and authentic assessment. With seven years' experience in teaching English as a second language in Japan and Korea, Williams is highly experienced in working with diverse populations. Thirty-six years' experience in adult training also make him a valuable resource in facilitating school change. In addition to conference workshops in 2002 in Australia and New Zealand, he has been invited three times to present workshops for teachers in Singapore. In April of 2004, Williams was the keynote speaker for 400 principals and teachers in Beijing.
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Table of Contents

Dedication
Introduction - Overview
Chapter 1 - Implementing Participative Processes
Chapter 2 - Illuminating Visible Achievements
Chapter 3 - Developing Common Understandings
Chapter 4 - Leading Guided Reflections
Chapter 5 - Proclaiming Victorious Stories
Chapter 6 - Rehearsing Community Building Rituals
Chapter 7 - Creating Powerful Symbols
List of Tables and Figures
Templates
Index
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