Powerful tools for facilitating teachers' professional development and optimizing school improvement efforts! Combining professional learning communities (PLCs) and action research, this step-by-step guide provides coaches, workshop leaders, and staff developers with strategies, activities, and tools to develop inquiry-oriented PLCs. The authors present essential elements of a healthy PLC, case studies of inquiry-based PLCs, and lessons learned for improving coaching practices. Sample projects and reflection prompts will help readers: Organize, assess, and maintain high-functioning, inquiry-oriented PLCs Facilitate the development of study questions Enable PLC members to develop, analyze, and share research results Lead successful renewal and reform efforts
Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry
Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
Transform your teaching practice with this powerful approach to professional growth! This updated bestseller gives prospective and practicing teachers everything they need to engage in the vital process of teacher inquiry. Featuring helpful exercises and step-by-step instructions, this how-to guide takes teachers through each stage of the process: formulating a research question, collaborating with others, collecting and analyzing data, writing and presenting classroom research, and assessing project quality. This revised edition includes: An updated section about professional learning communities The latest methods of collecting data, from digital photos to blogging Added examples from middle and high school settings
Building Expertise Within the Four Walls of Your School
Author: Diane Yendol-Hoppey
Publisher: Corwin Press
Achieve effective, on-site teacher development without breaking the budget! This essential guide to job-embedded staff development helps schools and districts move away from reliance on outside expertise, instead drawing on and developing the experience and skills of their own faculty. The authors provide a complete toolbox of school-based professional development (PD) strategies, with recommendations on which tools to use for different times and settings, guidelines for implementation, and extended examples of each tool in action for a full spectrum of proven, cost-effective PD models, including: Book study and lesson study Action research and professional learning communities Coaching and co-teaching Webinars, podcasts, Open Space Technology, online communities, and much more
The expanded second edition--packed with insights, anecdotes, and updated research--provides mentors with a road map for helping new teachers become confident, reflective educators. The collaborative model outlined in the book is for the mentor and the novice alike. The authors have incorporated the latest findings on all aspects of mentoring--from preparing to be a mentoring guide or coach to school culture and parent outreach. Mentoring Beginning Teachers, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and tested plan for helping mentors guide new teachers in moving beyond the basics of plan/teach/evaluate to a higher level of joint assessment and inquiry.
An Analysis of a Reaching Session Delivered to a Student Nurse on the Technique of Administration of an Intramuscular Injection.
Author: Timothy John Whittard
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Essay from the year 2013 in the subject Pedagogy - Higher Education, grade: Pass, University of the West of England, Bristol, course: Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Practice, language: English, abstract: This essay aims to examine a teaching session delivered by myself to a student nurse during clinical practice, exploring the lesson plan for this session and various factors, which may have impacted on the learning processes involved. The clinical skill/competency which is being explored is the procedure for preparing and administering an intramuscular injection.
Where teaching is concerned, readers of this volume come to know how teachers experience professional development in book clubs, Critical Friends Groups, and teacher research groups and how action research has been used by teachers in a particular curriculum reform project. Where teacher education is concerned, readers are afforded an insider view of what is happening in various cohorts and other small group configurations throughout the nation and the world, particularly with respect to diversity.
"Hopkins mounts a strong case for teachers as researchers and provides a careful and well structured guide to practice." - Australian Association for Research in Education "Hopkins' book is one that should be on the shelves of teacher educators with an involvement in both pre- and in-service work. The purpose of the book is to provide practical guidance to teachers on how to reflect critically on the professional work and context as part of their day-to-day work and the ongoing process of development in their professional competence. The author succeeds admirably in this task... It can be fully recommended both for teachers and students." - Education Research and Perspectives This is a bestselling practical guide for teachers who wish to undertake research in their classrooms and schools with a view to improving their practice. Classroom research, as described in this book, will enable teachers to enhance their own or their colleagues' teaching, to test the assumptions of educational theory in practice and to implement and evaluate whole school developments. This comprehensively revised and updated third edition emphasises the contribution teacher research can make to creating a discourse around teaching and learning, whole school development and creating learning communities within schools. A number of new cameos and examples have been added with an increased focus on models of teaching and learning. The book also contains case studies, discussions and a description of methods for collecting and analyzing data. The ways in which classroom research can be reported, published and linked to the curriculum, teaching and staff development are also described.
Teacher Professional Development in Schools and Colleges
Author: Geoff Hampton
Written for staff in schools and colleges, this book offers the challenge and support necessary to understand, analyze and adopt coaching, mentoring and peer-networking mechanisms as an essential part of the development of professional learning within an organisation. Drawing on the new national strategy for professional development, it emphasises the importance of learning with and from other colleagues, helping your organisation to become a professional learning community and supporting the drive to raise standards and attainment. Organised into nine distinct but interrelated chapters, this is an invaluable sourcebook of practical information for in-service training. It contains a range of stimulating activities which engage the reader and encourages reflection on: * the nature and importance of professional development in schools and colleges * the potential benefits and difficulties associated with coaching, mentoring and peer-networking * factors essential to the successful establishment and management of coaching and mentoring programmes * team leadership and leadership coaching * the role of the coach, mentor and networker with respect to the creation of professional learning communities.
Designed to help teachers have a successful school year, this guide is organized by eight topical units that address common, overriding concerns in the classroom. Paired with a DVD, this text provides tips from leading authorities in education, examples from live classrooms, and printable resources.
"Advice and activities which will help readers hone their coaching and mentoring skills... The case studies demonstrate how well the authors know this field, as well reassure readers that they are not alone when they find such a complex area of human activity so challenging." -Professor Yvonne Hillier, City University
With current Government targets to increase health and social care practitioners, there is an increased need for informed mentors and preceptors to support the development of the students and new health professionals. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentorsseeks to underpin recent mentoring initiatives, exploring the impact of mentoring, supervision and preceptorship on professional practice, covering principles that underpin effective learning and providing practical guidance on mentoring and assessment strategies within practice settings. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentorsaddresses the inter-professional and policy context for mentorship, examines the nature of effective learning environments and provides mentors with the necessary tools to assist students in their development within a practice setting. It explores the use of reflective practice, virtual learning and other core resources to enhance and support learning in practice and addresses assessing practice, making correct judgements about student competence and the development of competence in newly qualified practitioners. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentorsis an important resource text for practitioners seeking to support learning in practice as well as experienced mentors and preceptors seeking to update their skills and understanding. Key features * Evidence-based, practical guide to effective mentoring and preceptorship * Integrates theory and practice * Addresses the context of learning in practice and the challenges of clinical supervision * Promotes understanding of the importance of assessing practice and managing the mentoring process * Equips mentors to enable students and newly qualified staff to gain confidence and expertise * Includes activities, points for reflection and examples from practice
Author: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
This valuable resource is the definitive guide to nationally accredited institutions that prepare teachers. Students embarking on teaching careers need guidance to select the college or university programs that will best prepare them for the complex demands of today's classrooms and students. As the profession continues to change dramatically, aspiring teachers must meet higher standards from school districts, state licensing boards, and professional associations. Many of these standards begin with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).Only half of the country's teacher preparation programs have met NCATE's rigorous standards. This guide provides vital information about each of the accredited colleges and universities--from tuition, size, and length of program to descriptions of noteworthy program features, including clinical experience opportunities. In addition to providing detailed information on the 500+ accredited programs across the nation, this guide lists the accredited programs that meet especially high standards set by leaders in each teaching field. The guide's resource materials make it easy for the student, guidance counselor, and career advisor to gain up-to-date information about becoming a teacher today. A Guide to College Programs in Teacher Preparation is updated every two years.