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Lemons To Lemonade

Author : Robert J. Garmston
ISBN : 9781483332017
Genre : Education
File Size : 73. 51 MB
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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 : 60. 89 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.

The Presenter S Fieldbook

Author : Robert J. Garmston
ISBN : 9781442223684
Genre : Education
File Size : 67. 44 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 : 72. 65 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.

Leading School Turnaround

Author : Kenneth Leithwood
ISBN : 0470767170
Genre : Education
File Size : 26. 69 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

Teacher Leader Stories

Author : Judy Swanson
ISBN : 9781412995238
File Size : 84. 94 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.

Data Strategies To Uncover And Eliminate Hidden Inequities

Author : Ruth S. Johnson
ISBN : 9781452271729
Genre : Education
File Size : 88. 89 MB
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Uncover buried data to close the achievement gap! Standardized test scores only reveal part of the story. Many hidden factors contribute to the achievement gap and chronic low school performance. The authors dramatically illustrate how to mine data from nontraditional sources—disciplinary policies, teacher attendance, special education referrals, and more—to uncover and eliminate systemic inequities. This solution-focused guide helps teachers and leaders: Ask the right questions Verify data that affects graduation rates, special education placement, and the achievement of English learners Effectively analyze data to improve student achievement Challenge the status quo and take action

How To Make Presentations That Teach And Transform

Author : Robert J. Garmston
ISBN : 9780871201997
Genre : Education
File Size : 81. 7 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, Co-developer of Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools; emeritus professor, California State University, Sacramento
ISBN : 9781442223646
Genre : Education
File Size : 42. 2 MB
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A sourcebook for developing and facilitating collaborative groups capable of continuously adapting to anticipate the evolving learning needs of students. Based on a theoretical foundation of schools as complex systems in which linear management models are no longer sufficient.

Insights How Expert Principals Make Difficult Decisions

Author : Dionne V. McLaughlin
ISBN : 9781483386515
Genre : Education
File Size : 89. 71 MB
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Learn to make the best decisions for your school! Essential to inspiring and improving schools, principals make complex decisions on a daily basis. This invaluable resource offers extensive case studies which explore factors considered by expert principals to manage crises, navigate tough choices, and gain control of unsettling school environments. You will learn how priorities and school culture inform these decisions, and acquire powerful insights on decision-making best practices. You will find: Problem-solving strategies and cases focusing on data analysis and competing stakeholders Easy-to-use checklists, robust reflection questions, and a framework to define your professional core values Tools to coach and evaluate teachers, and bolster struggling students

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