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Lemons To Lemonade

Author : Robert J. Garmston
ISBN : 9781483332017
Genre : Education
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The complete guide to getting the most out of every gathering of educators! Prevent meetings from descending into aimless rambling or counterproductive conflicts that end up wasting everybody's valuable time. This resource gives you a playbook to help anyone confidently lead group discussions so that problems get solved, not created. The authors, both veteran educators and experts in group dynamics, detail: How to prepare yourself to facilitate the discussion and keep it on task Best practices for squashing conflict without wounding pride Methods for dealing with “interrupters,” “subject-changers,” disputes, personal attacks, and other time-waster events

Cognitive Coaching

Author : Arthur L. Costa
ISBN : 9781442223660
Genre : Education
File Size : 27. 29 MB
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In this greatly expanded and extensively updated edition of a widely popular resource you see how teachers' individual and collective capacities for continuing self-improvement are strengthened over time through Cognitive Coaching.

Leading School Turnaround

Author : Kenneth Leithwood
ISBN : 0470767170
Genre : Education
File Size : 61. 50 MB
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Praise for Leading School Turnaround "Going beyond their previous considerable work on the study of leadership, Kenneth Leithwood, Alma Harris, and Tiiu Strauss now get up-close and detailed. They use their powerful framework for how school leaders influence student learning, but this time they get inside the 'how.' Practical, powerful, interesting, and insightful—an indispensible resource for turnaround leaders."—Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto "The problem of bringing about change in those schools where it is needed most remains one of the most intractable challenges in school leadership. This book is written by international scholars who understand the complexities of this challenge. Unlike other volumes based on a single person's experience or a reading of the literature, these authors offer useful specific insights based on data about what leaders in schools that accomplish fundamental change actually do."—Philip Hallinger, Chair Professor of Leadership and Change, Hong Kong Institute of Education

The Presenter S Fieldbook

Author : Robert J. Garmston
ISBN : 9781442223684
Genre : Education
File Size : 55. 36 MB
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Proper presentations have the power to persuade and transform people and organizations. This is a book about the art of presenting. Using current knowledge about learning, this book describes best practices for designing, delivering, debriefing, and growing from the presenting experience. Some highlights include how to give a two minute speech, getting comfortable in your own skin, overcoming resistance and audience fatigue, and how to de-demonize the personal digital devices in training rooms today. What’s new in this edition is information on interactive presentation technology, making the first 5 minutes magical, a new treatment of presentation design, and attention to cultural mindfulness. This third edition continues to be a guidebook for anyone who has ever stood before a group to make a presentation – novices and experts alike. For novices the book provides a respected foundation upon which to enhance learning for adults. For experienced presenters it offers an opportunity to fine tune your work in specific areas. For the specialist, professor, or trainer of those teaching adults, it serves as a curriculum guide. **Free Study Guide Available at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442223684/The-Presenter's-Fieldbook-A-Practical-Guide-3rd-Edition#

The Astonishing Power Of Storytelling

Author : Robert J. Garmston
ISBN : 9781506386386
Genre : Education
File Size : 26. 72 MB
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Master the secret to engaging any audience, from classrooms to colleagues. Everyone loves a good story. More than entertainment, stories told well captivate listeners and motivate action. This guidebook shows how to leverage the power of storytelling to engage and persuade any audience. Featuring current cognitive neuroscience research and updated references, the book includes: Detailed breakdowns of the essential elements all great stories share, and templates for creating yours Tips for supercharging your stories by drawing from personal experience as well as familiar movies, TV shows, and popular media. A guide to effective story delivery, including optimized vocal inflection and body language.

Teacher Leader Stories

Author : Judy Swanson
ISBN : 9781412995238
File Size : 31. 29 MB
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This practical guide provides compelling case studies, explicit guidance on using case writing and case analysis, and a facilitator's guide to enrich teachers' professional learning.

How To Make Presentations That Teach And Transform

Author : Robert J. Garmston
ISBN : 9780871201997
Genre : Education
File Size : 73. 40 MB
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A guide to designing and delivering effective presentations to adult audiences offers tips on presentation and provides sample learning activities for managing stage fright, using macromaps, and navigating learning styles.

The Adaptive School

Author : Robert J. Garmston
ISBN : 9781442223646
Genre : Education
File Size : 71. 79 MB
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This 3rd edition of the award winning Adaptive Schools Sourcebook provides both a theoretical and practical guide for groups and teams to develop and focus their collaborative energies to improve teaching practices and enhance student-learning outcomes. In five sections: Becoming Adaptive, Collaboration Matters, Meetings are Teachers’ Work, Resources for Inquiry, and Conflict, Change and Community, the authors draw on decades of personal experiences in schools and research from multiple disciplines to present powerful tools and useful templates for structuring the work of productive professional communities in schools. Readers will learn ways to develop and sustain the fundamental elements for enhancing social capital in schools: distinguishing between dialogue and discussion, establishing seven norms of collaboration, automating language patterns for inquiry and problem solving, facilitating groups and data teams, engaging in productive conflict, and building community. The book offers links to video clips demonstrating key skills, inventories for assessing groups, instruments for assessing personal skills, and a collection of over 150 meeting strategies and facilitator moves for engaging group members in productive interactions.

A Massacre Of Innocents

Author : Loren Abbey
ISBN : 9781491760239
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 62. 7 MB
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In 1952 on a highway in the small Northern California mountain village of Chester, a local businessman and four small children are carjacked, robbed and savagely bludgeoned. Three of the children are killed. A year earlier, a Folsom gold mine operator had been murdered in a home break-in robbery attempt and five months after the Chester murders, the quiet Southern California city of Burbank is rocked when, during another home break-in, an elderly widow is found bound, gagged and brutally murdered in her own home. Thus begins the terrifying chronicle of the Mountain Murder Mobs deadly rampage up, down and through the Golden Statefrom the gritty back alleyways of the Los Angeles suburbs to the forested foothills of the Northern Sierrasa gang of ruthless killers ply their murderous trade by preying on societys most vulnerable citizens. And behind the scenes, the victims young wife and mother copes with the grief of a life turned upside down after her heartbreaking loss. Struggling to build a new life for herself and for what now remains of her devastated family, she leans on her unwavering faith and a deep reservoir of inner strength. A Massacre of Innocents is the previously untold true story of the Mountain Murder Mobs horrific crimes and how they ultimately paid for those crimes.

A Teacher S Guide To Preventing Behavior Problems In The Elementary Classroom

Author : Stephen W. Smith Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780133375084
Genre : Education
File Size : 75. 23 MB
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This guide includes straightforward, feasible, and evidence-based strategies designed to prevent behavior problems in K-5 classrooms and encourages teachers to be proactive in classroom management. Its emphasis on preventing behavior problems before they occur enables teachers to run their classrooms more efficiently and experience less frustration, while also increasing students learning. Chapters are devoted to organization and structure, effective instruction, prevention and intervention techniques, responding to student misbehavior and relationship building. Using real-life classroom scenarios, this guide equips teachers with management techniques that break the common cycle of frustration, aggression, rejection, and hostility, so they can create positive classroom environments.

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