At the Heart of Teaching: A Guide to Reflective Practice

At the Heart of Teaching: A Guide to Reflective Practice

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At the Heart of Teaching: A Guide to Reflective Practice by Grace Hall McEntee, John Appleby, JoAnne Dowd, Jan Grant

Featuring engaging narratives, this “how-to” book delves into reflection as a concept and provides specific, replicable tools for professional practice. Each chapter draws on a particular school situation demonstrating the value of teacher reflection and describing the nuts and bolts of the process, including protocols for handling many different circumstances.

“At the end of each chapter I was dying to go back to the classroom and adapt a new idea into my practice. But probably more importantly, I saw my own practice in a new light as I read these engaging accounts of the work of other teachers. They ring true and honest to what schooling is about and how and why good teachers never give up—and why they love their work.”
—Deborah Meier, Co-principal of Mission Hill School and author of In Schools We Trust

“Typical professional development fare will rarely take us close to the particulars of our own practice. . . . As I read through these chapters, finally, it’s that sense of thoughtful becoming, that possibility of action in the midst of uncertainty that, at the end of the day, is the promise of this book.”
—From the Foreword by Mike Rose

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807777541
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 09/14/2018
Series: the series on school reform
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 569 KB

Table of Contents

1.Changing the Blame Game1
2.The Presentation: Examining Students At Work10
3.When Students Reflect Together: Socratic Discussions23
4.Student-Centered Meetings: A Protocol for Working with Families34
5.Storytelling and the Art of Reflective Conversation41
6.Reflection Is at the Heart of Practice50
7.Linking Student Learning to Teacher Practice through Critical Friends Groups61
8.All Together Now: Reflection as a Community Activity67
9.New Territories78
10.More than One Kind of Sandwich: A District Begins a Conversation about Reflective Practice93
11.Growing Reflective Practitioners102
About the Authors125

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