Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

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by Robert J. Garmston, Valerie A. von Frank
     
 

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How great groups make great schools

This field book shows educators how to develop group culture, enhance facilitators’ skills, and optimize the group’s most precious resource—its members. The authors describe how to form working committees, task forces, grade-level, and department teams, and faculties that are

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How great groups make great schools

This field book shows educators how to develop group culture, enhance facilitators’ skills, and optimize the group’s most precious resource—its members. The authors describe how to form working committees, task forces, grade-level, and department teams, and faculties that are more effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. Specific topics include:

  • Understanding eight principles that underlie effective groups
  • Learning the five standards for effective meetings
  • Setting clear goals and roles
  • Practicing new ways of talking for improved collaboration
  • Examining perceptions and mental models
  • Enhancing energy sources
  • Working with conflict
  • Developing basic facilitation skills

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452283838
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
2 MB

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