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Talk About Teaching!: Leading Professional Conversations / Edition 2

Talk About Teaching!: Leading Professional Conversations / Edition 2

by Charlotte F. Danielson
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ISBN-13: 9781483373799
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 218,833
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Charlotte Danielson, a former economist, is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of teacher effectiveness, specializing in the design of teacher evaluation systems that, while ensuring teacher quality, also promote professional learning. She advises State Education Departments and National Ministries and Departments of Education, both in the United States and overseas. She is in demand as a keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and as a policy consultant to legislatures and administrative bodies.

Ms Danielson is a graduate of Cornell University (history), Oxford University (philosophy, politics, and economics) and Rutgers University (educational administration and supervision.) She has taught at all levels, kindergarten through university), and has worked as a curriculum director and staff development director, and is the founder of The Danielson Group. Her Framework for Teaching has become the most widely-used definition of teaching in the United States, and has been adopted as the single model, or one of several approved models, in over 20 states.

Ms. Danielson's many publications range from defining good teaching ("Enhancing Professional Practice: a framework for teaching," 2007), to organizing schools for student success ("Enhancing Student Achievement: a framework for school improvement," 2002), to teacher leadership ("Teacher Leadership that Strengthens the Profession," 2006), to professional conversations ("Talk about Teaching! Conducting Professional Conversations," 2009), to numerous practical instruments and training programs (both onsite and online) to assist practitioners in implementing her ideas.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1. Why Professional Conversation?
The Imperative for Improvement in Teaching
The Nature of Teacher Learning
Promoting Professional Learning Through Conversation
Assumptions Underlying Professional Conversations
2. Power and Leadership in Schools
The Reality of Power
Reconciling Power and Leadership
3. The Big Ideas that Shape Professional Conversations
What Constitutes Important Learning?
What Causes Learning?
How Are Students Motivated?
The Merging of All These Ideas
4. The Topics for Conversations
Power, Leadership, and the “Big Ideas”
5. Conversation Skills
Setting the tone for conversation
Linguistic Skills
6. Informal Professional Conversations
Settings for Professional Conversations
7. Implementation Issues
Finding Time for Conversation
Communicating the Purpose
Establishing Trust
Forging Understanding and Consensus on the “Big Ideas”
Elaborating the “Topics for Conversation”
8. Conversation Activities for Implementation
Establishing the Foundation
Communicating the Purpose
Establishing Trust
The Big Ideas: Considering High-Level Learning
How do People Learn?
Worthwhile learning experiences
Human Motivation
Topics for Conversation

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