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.
|Publisher:||Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Table of Contents
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
Appendix A: Building Teachers' Capacity (BTC) Site Assessment
Appendix B: FAQs
About the Authors