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Teachers Bringing Out the Best in Teachers: A Guide to Peer Consultation for Administrators and Teachers
     

Teachers Bringing Out the Best in Teachers: A Guide to Peer Consultation for Administrators and Teachers

by Jo Blase, Joseph Blase, Edith Rusch
 

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Boost teacher-to-teacher collaboration and learning as a means of informal, but powerful professional development!

Most teachers have experienced some kind of formal mentoring or induction program. What these programs can miss is the meaningful daily interaction with peers that builds mutual trust and instructional collaboration. Based on a unique

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Boost teacher-to-teacher collaboration and learning as a means of informal, but powerful professional development!

Most teachers have experienced some kind of formal mentoring or induction program. What these programs can miss is the meaningful daily interaction with peers that builds mutual trust and instructional collaboration. Based on a unique investigative study of nearly 300 teachers, this powerful new resource provides informative teacher perspectives of informal, naturally occurring, teacher-to-teacher professional development. The authors identify the following five teacher behaviors that can positively influence other teachers’ morale, teaching skills, and professional growth:

• Building healthy relationships by communicating, caring, and developing trust
• Using five guiding principles for structuring learning experiences
• Planning and organizing for learning
• Showing and sharing
• Guiding for classroom management

This excellent resource helps school leaders promote a culture that encourages lasting professional development. In each chapter, educators share specific experiences and examples, showing each skill in action.

School leaders will learn what strong teacher peer "consultants" actually do that leads to improved teacher confidence and motivation, enhanced trust and mutual respect, and reflective instructional behavior among their colleagues. These cost-effective, authentic strategies will build camaraderie and leadership in your school, engaging colleagues as a team in the vital mission of all schools-educating our youth.

Editorial Reviews

Gwen Gross
"A great contribution to the field. Excellent examples of communication styles. The scenarios and short vignettes that demonstrate concepts are interesting and on point."
Edith Rusch
"This book definitely represents a new niche in instructional improvement, offering the integration of prior research, key literature, and strategies for implementation and action."
Psyc CRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology
"School leaders can use this book as a tool to promote a culture that encourages professional growth and development. "
August 2007 Psyc CRITIQUES
"School leaders can use this book as a tool to promote a culture that encourages professional growth and development."
August 2007 PsycCRITIQUES
"School leaders can use this book as a tool to promote a culture that encourages professional growth and development."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781632201461
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Jo Blase is a professor of educational administration at the University of Georgia, and a former public school teacher, high school and middle school principal, and director of staff development. She currently resides in Athens, Georgia.

Joseph Blase is a professor of educational administration at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD from Syracuse University and has researched school form, the micropolitics of education, and the work lives of teachers. He currently resides in Athens, Georgia.

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