Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice: Capacity Building for Schoolwide Success

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice: Capacity Building for Schoolwide Success

by Pete Hall

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Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice: Capacity Building for Schoolwide Success by Pete Hall

As a school administrator, instructional coach, or teacher-leader, you know that reflective teachers are effective teachers. But how can you help teachers become self-reflective practitioners whose thoughtful approach translates into real gains for student achievement?

In Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice—a companion volume to their teacher-oriented book Teach, Reflect, Learn—authors Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral draw on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a definitive guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school.

Hall and Simeral expand on ideas originally presented in Building Teachers' Capacity for Success to help you gain a clear understanding of your role and responsibilities—and those of your teachers—within each stage of the Continuum of Self-Reflection. Armed with the book's real-life examples and research-based tools, you'll learn how to determine the current location of all stakeholders on the continuum and how teacher-leadership activities, transformational feedback, and strategic coaching can move them forward.

The end result? A schoolwide culture that both values reflection and uses it to ensure that teachers—and their students—reach their fullest potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416624448
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 255,489
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: The Game
1: Demystifying the Surest Path to Student Learning
2: Reflections on Self-Reflection and the Reflective Cycle
3: The Continuum of Self-Reflection
4: A Culture of Reflective Practice
Part II: The Players and the Playing Field
5: Fundamental 1: Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities
6: Fundamental 2: Expectations and Communication
7: Fundamental 3: Celebration and Calibration
8: Fundamental 4: Goal Setting and Follow-through
Part III: The Playbook
9: Fundamentals 5, 6, and 7: Strategic Support, Feedback, and Coaching
10: Supporting Teachers in the Unaware Stage
11: Supporting Teachers in the Conscious Stage
12: Supporting Teachers in the Action Stage
13: Supporting Teachers in the Refinement Stage
Epilogue
Appendix A: Building Teachers' Capacity (BTC) Site Assessment
Appendix B: FAQs
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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