Improve teaching practice through powerful professional conversations!
Move beyond isolated teaching, passive observations, ineffective workshops and be the leader who engages staff and affirms the value of reflective and informal professional discussions. Read Talk About Teaching! to build a culture of understanding, respect, and empathy that breeds meaningful conversation and a powerful team of teachers who understand how students learn, what motivates them, and how to implement that research in the classroom. The second edition of this powerful book includes:
- A new chapter guiding conversations to align with CCSS and other standards
- Outlines for specific conversation skills needed to initiate and succeed
- Mental maps, sample topics, and conversation activities
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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.Click here for more info on Talk about Teaching!
Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorPreface1. Why Professional Conversation? The Imperative for Improvement in Teaching The Nature of Teacher Learning Promoting Professional Learning Through Conversation Assumptions Underlying Professional Conversations Summary2. Power and Leadership in Schools Overview The Reality of Power Reconciling Power and Leadership Summary3. The Big Ideas that Shape Professional Conversations What Constitutes Important Learning? What Causes Learning? How Are Students Motivated? The Merging of All These Ideas Summary4. The Topics for Conversations Power, Leadership, and the “Big Ideas” Summary5. Conversation Skills Setting the tone for conversation Linguistic Skills Paraphrasing Summary6. Informal Professional Conversations Purpose Settings for Professional Conversations Procedure Summary7. Implementation Issues Finding Time for Conversation Communicating the Purpose Establishing Trust Forging Understanding and Consensus on the “Big Ideas” Elaborating the “Topics for Conversation” Summary8. 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 SummaryReferencesIndex