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The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups / Edition 2
     

The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups / Edition 2

by Robert J. Garmston, Bruce M. Wellman
 

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ISBN-10: 1442223995

ISBN-13: 9781442223998

Pub. Date: 06/13/2013

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Expanded and updated, this edition of one of the most popular resources for school change now comes with ancillary materials containing 150 facilitation strategies. Placing inquiry at the center of effective change, The Adaptive School gives readers the tools they need to bring about genuine school improvement and to learn to use and incorporate them into practice.

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Expanded and updated, this edition of one of the most popular resources for school change now comes with ancillary materials containing 150 facilitation strategies. Placing inquiry at the center of effective change, The Adaptive School gives readers the tools they need to bring about genuine school improvement and to learn to use and incorporate them into practice. The book also includes a useful problem locater that helps define problems and identify strategies to deal with them. New to this edition: the ancillary materials, the strategies, the problem locater, the expanded material on facilitation, and expanded self teaching tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442223998
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/13/2013
Series:
Adaptive School Series
Edition description:
2nd Edition, Revised Printing
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
891,081
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 What Is an Adaptive School? 1

Learning From the New Sciences 2

The History of School Change 3

"Thing" and "Energy" Models of the World 5

Adaptive, Not Adapted 5

Schools Are Nonlinear Dynamical Systems 8

How Schools Become Adaptive 10

This Book Teaches New Songs 11

Chapter 2 The Importance of Professional Community 13

The Elements of Professional Community 14

Developing Teachers' Professional Communities 18

Organizational Capacities for Adaptivity 19

The Languishing High School 19

Professional Capacities for Adaptivity 21

The Four "Hats" of Shared Leadership 23

Marshaling the Energy for Changing Schools 24

Simple Rules Govern Complex Behavior 25

Chapter 3 Developing Collaborative Norms 27

The Four Group-Member Capabilities 27

Promoting a Spirit of Inquiry 30

The Seven Norms of Collaboration 31

Working With Grace in a Culture of Advocacy 41

Developing Personal and Group Skills With the Seven Norms of Collaboration 43

Chapter 4 Two Ways of Talking That Make a Difference for Student Learning 45

Conversation and Deliberation 47

The Path of Dialogue 48

The Path of Discussion 49

Professional Community 51

Chapter 5 Conducting Successful Meetings 55

Talking to Decide 55

The Four Success Structures 57

Conclusion 74

Chapter 6 Designing Time-Efficient and Effective Meetings 75

How to Use This Chapter 75

Design Matters 75

The Principles of Design 77

Drafting a Design 80

Agenda Formats 84

Posing Problems for Groups to Work On 92

Chapter 7 The Confident and Skilled Facilitator 95

Facilitation Compared to Other Leadership Roles 95

The Four Currents of Facilitation Management 96

The Five Cs: The Qualities of a Good Facilitator 97

Facilitation Stages 99

The Role of the Citizen Facilitator in Small Groups 108

Developing Confidence as a Facilitator 110

The Seven Habits of Ineffective Facilitators 111

Conclusion 111

Chapter 8 Developing Groups 113

Deep to Surface Structure 113

The Premises of Group Development 116

The Six Domains of Group Development 117

Assessing the Six Domains 119

A Systems Approach for Developing Groups 119

An Intervention Model 121

Nested Levels of Learning 121

The Indelible Importance of Identity 122

Changing Beliefs and Challenging Mental Models 124

Applying the Principles of Nested Learning 126

Five Special Capabilities: Where to Intervene 126

Group Development: Ways to Intervene 129

Chapter 9 Using Conflict as a Resource 133

What Is Conflict? 133

Addressing the Sources of Conflict 134

learning From Social Psychology 136

10 Energy Traps 138

How to Double Your CQ (Conflict Quotient) 148

Chapter 10 Capacities for School Change 151

The Organizational Capacities for Adaptivity 152

The Professional Capacities for Adaptivity 156

A World of Both-And 161

Chapter 11 Community Doesn't Just Happen 163

The Principles of Community 164

Widening Our View 168

Appendix

Appendix A Strategies: A Process Tool Kit for Facilitators and Teams 171

Appendix B Norms Inventory: Rating Perceptions of Myself 294

Appendix C Norms Inventory: Rating Our Perceptions of Our Group 297

Appendix D Personal Seven Norms Assessment 300

Appendix E Group Seven Norms Assessment 301

Appendix F The Responsibilities Dilemma of the Teacher-Facilitator Person 302

Appendix G Contracting for Facilitation Services 305

Appendix H The Facilitator's Contracting Conversation 308

Appendix I Structuring Conversations About Data 310

Appendix J Engaging Others in Collecting and Reporting Data 313

Appendix K The Five Stages of Change 314

Appendix L Meeting Inventory 316

Appendix M Polarity Management: Using Conflict as a Resource 317

References 323

Index 331

About the Authors 334

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