Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities / Edition 1

Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities / Edition 1

by Gayle H. Gregory
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412926130

ISBN-13: 9781412926133

Pub. Date: 01/02/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Sustaining results-oriented team efforts is hard work, and achieving diversified solutions to complex issues over time requires commitment and creativity. To support the momentum of learning communities, Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools

Overview

Sustaining results-oriented team efforts is hard work, and achieving diversified solutions to complex issues over time requires commitment and creativity. To support the momentum of learning communities, Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff.

Focusing on the where, what, why, how, and when to use each of the 61 strategies, best-selling authors Gayle H. Gregory and Lin Kuzmich offer the tools your team needs to succeed. You will learn to: Create and sustain a growth-oriented climate that encourages feedback and builds trust, Share knowledge and skills to expand and optimize results, Build resilience, develop creative solutions, and manage change, Determine priorities and create excellence when goal setting, tying data to practice, and analyzing results. An indispensable guide for teachers, teacher leaders, and school administrators, this handbook is ideal for school and district staff serving as meeting and workshop leaders and facilitators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412926133
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/02/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,139,409
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
About the Authors     xi
Introduction: Tools That Get Results     xiii
Purpose for This Book     xiii
What We Know About Adult Learning     xiv
Brain Bits     xv
Adult Learning Principles     xvi
Learning Styles     xvii
Initial Group Development     xviii
Team Advancement Wheel     xix
Phases of Group Development and Behaviors     xix
Benefit of Professional Learning Communities     xx
Getting the Intended Results     xx
Learning Teams That Get Results     xxi
Tools to Succeed as Teams     xxii
Getting Results     xxiv
In This Book     xxvii
Creating a Growth-Oriented Culture     1
What Is a Growth-Oriented Culture?     2
Emotional Intelligence     3
Why Do We Need a Positive Climate and Culture?     3
Risk Factors     4
Primary Purpose for the Strategies in This Section     5
ABC Conversations     6
Birthday Months     9
Community Circle     11
Concept Formation     13
Appreciating Diversity     16
Find Someone Who     20
Four-Corners Processing     25
Give and Go     27
Mapping Our Journey     29
3-2-1     33
Nominal Group Process     39
Personal, Interpersonal, Task Model (P.I.T.)     41
Processing Pause     43
Random Partners     45
Synectics     49
T Chart and Y Chart     52
Sharing Knowledge and Skills     57
The Age of Accountability     58
Habituating What We Learn     58
Communities of Learners     58
Primary Purpose for the Strategies in This Section     59
Four-Corner Cards     60
Inside-Outside Circles     63
Jigsaw     65
Know, Want to Know, Learned (KWL)     70
Perspective Lens     73
Pluses and Wishes     76
Plus, Minus, Interesting     80
Promissory Note     84
Right Angle     86
Round Robin, Round Table     88
Round the Room Brainstorming     91
Star Gazing     95
Think, Pair, Share     99
Wallpaper Poster     101
Building Resilience and Creating Solutions     105
Starting Versus Sustaining     106
Building Resilience     106
Motivation     108
Creative Solutions     109
Got Success?     109
Primary Purpose for the Strategies in This Section     109
DIP Party     110
Checking the Oil     114
Communication Matters     117
Doubling Up     120
Environmental Scanning     122
Flow     125
Force Field     127
Gallery Walk     130
Graffiti Board     133
Hot Buttons     136
Journey Mapping (Also Known as Histo-Mapping)     139
Musical Chairs     144
Parking Lot     147
Roadblock Removal     150
The Question Matters: Reviewing Student Work     154
Two Sides of the Story     159
Determining Priorities and Creating Excellence     163
Transitioning With Multiple Initiatives     164
Responsive Change     164
Setting Priorities     165
Storytelling     165
Adapting to Results     165
Goal Setting     166
The Future Focus      166
Primary Purpose for the Strategies in This Section     166
Building on Success     167
Cause-and-Effect Planning     170
Celebrations and Next Steps     175
Current Snapshot     179
Four Squares for Creativity     183
Lesson and Unit Studies     187
Prioritizing the Impact of Solutions     192
Prioritizing Work and Learning     195
Probable and Preferred Future     199
Pros and Cons     203
SWOT     206
The Interview     210
The People Ladder     214
Think Abouts     218
Data Chats     222
Putting It All Together     225
Initial Group Development     226
Sustaining Groups Over Time and Through New Initiatives     226
Putting It All Together: Examples for Implementation     230
Keeping Notes, Logging, and Our Methods     231
Keeping Your School and Team Culture and Climate Healthy     235
Summary     236
References     239
Index     245

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