The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

by Robert J. Garmston, Bruce M. Wellman
     
 

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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.…  See more details below

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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.

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Anyone who is building a team, trying to sustain a collaborative group, facilitating a meeting, or participating on a committee will appreciate this set of 'directions,' the practical how-to's of collaborative leadership. . . . It is not a book to peruse and place on the shelf; it is a desktop reference to support change and positive visions of collaborative cultures. —Michael Dolcemascolo, assistant director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, NY, and training associate for the Center for Cognitive Coaching, and the Center for Adaptive Schools
Michael Webb
Through The Adaptive Schools Sourcebook, Garmston and Wellman develop the language and structures of the learning organization in a choreography of collaboration, diversity, and energy. The book provides school leaders with tools, strategies and conditions for a responsive mindset, setting the stage for perpetual growth, innovation and a capacity to thrive. This sourcebook makes sense of the ever-changing landscape and complexity of our schools as we work to access the limitless power of learning.
Andy Hargreaves
Whether or not you’ve seen or read The Theory of Everything, this is The Practice of Everything in educational change. In this magnum opus, two living legends of coaching, mentoring and consulting show us the bold designs and build the bricks and mortar of adaptive change. Adaptive change, they demonstrate brilliantly, is incremental and disruptive, involves loss and growth, must be viewed from the balcony and on the dance floor – and is remarkably complex and incredibly simple all at the same time. Read. Think. And be inspired to act.
Marty Linsky
In this timely Third Edition of their important ground-breaking book on Adaptive Schools, Garmston and Wellman have incorporated new research and recent experience on leadership and organizational development to flesh out with concrete and practical guidance how an adaptive school, teacher, principal and administrator can successfully navigate through the constant, rapid change and future uncertainty which is our new normal. If we are going to prepare young people to be successful in this reality, we ourselves have to learn and practice the skills for acting adaptively and for creating schools, human systems as they are, that can survive and thrive under these conditions. This revised edition is a powerful but not hostile counterweight to the push toward measurement and short-term accountability that threatens to suck the life out of individuals, organizations, communities and, yes, schools where inspiring lifelong learning and capacities for adaptation has to be the most important goal.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442224001
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Series:
Adaptive School
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
354
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Robert J. Garmston is professor emeritus, School of Education, California State University, Sacramento and director of Facilitation Associates.

Bruce M. Wellman is co-director of Miravia LLC.

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