Fulfilling the Needs of Teachers: Five Stepping Stones to Professional Learning

Fulfilling the Needs of Teachers: Five Stepping Stones to Professional Learning

by Andrea L. Ray


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Fulfilling the Needs of Teachers gives teacher educators the power to reach a teacher’s mind and soul. This book guides educators through a five-step process for creating design tasks. Design tasks are multi-dimensional professional learning activities that develop teachers’ understandings, skills, and abilities by presenting knowledge in a context that affects his or her beliefs, attitudes, and emotions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475835007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/18/2018
Series: Professional Learning Environment Series
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 10.07(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Andrea L. Ray is a visionary in professional learning design. She believes passionately in the power of teachers to prepare children for future roles that do not yet exist.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Big Picture
1: Stopping the Insanity
2: Making Existing Models Obsolete
3: What Nobody Has Thought Yet
4: Providing Conditions for Learning
Part Two: Classroom-Centered Tasks
5: Selecting Entry Points
6: Personalizing Professional Learning
7: Determining Best Fit
Part Three: Learning-Centered Tasks
8: Reinforcing Resiliency
9: Beyond What You Have Mastered
10: The Other Side of Fear
Part Four: Understanding-Centered Tasks
11: Influencing Teachers’ Emotions
12: Seeing Where You Have Been
13: Testing What You Think You Know
Part Five: Progress-Centered Tasks
14: Fulfilling Teachers’ Needs
15: Moving Closer to the Truth
16: Imposing a Coherence of Their Own
Part Six: Influencing Teachers’ Emotions (An Excerpt)
17: Unleashing a New Form of Energy
A: Identifying and Defining Connections
B: Selecting Focal Points
C: Developing Instructional Goals
D: Linking Students’ Learning Outcomes to Teachers’ Professional Learning
E: Measuring Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy
F: The Geneva Emotion Wheel
G: Teacher Motivation for Professional Development
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