Teacher-Centered Professional Development

Teacher-Centered Professional Development

by Gabriel Diaz-Maggioli
     
 

Teacher-Centered Professional Development is a thorough, hands-on guide to collaborative skill building for educators. The book is centered on the author�s Teacher�s Choice Framework: a model that empowers teachers by helping them choose and initiate professional growth activities according to their schedules, strengths, and needs.

Most of the chapters in the

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Overview

Teacher-Centered Professional Development is a thorough, hands-on guide to collaborative skill building for educators. The book is centered on the author�s Teacher�s Choice Framework: a model that empowers teachers by helping them choose and initiate professional growth activities according to their schedules, strengths, and needs.

Most of the chapters in the book are devoted to different professional development strategies, including mentoring, action research, and journal writing. For each strategy, the author includes:

* A brief history of the research base
* A step-by-step guide to implementing the strategy
* Sample handouts and assessment forms
* Examples from the field of the strategy in practice

With this book, teachers at all levels can quickly learn how to set up development teams, conduct action research, and engage in other activities to further their skills. In addition, the Teacher�s Choice Framework helps educators prioritize their needs and choose the strategies that best suit their individual criteria. Clearly written and practically organized, this book offers both a perfect introduction to staff development options and a commonsense method for choosing among them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871208590
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,379,729
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsv
Chapter 1Professional Development Today1
Chapter 2Establishing a Learning Community19
Chapter 3Mentoring46
Chapter 4Collaborative Action Research58
Chapter 5Peer Coaching75
Chapter 6Professional Development Through Writing97
Chapter 7Critical Development Teams115
Chapter 8Attending Conferences and Seminars128
Chapter 9Sharing Living Theories to Help Others Develop135
Chapter 10The Administrator's Role152
References168
Index177
About the Author181

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