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Author: Robert J Garmston
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Rowman & Littlefield Publ, 2013.
Series: Adaptive School.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 02View all editions and formats
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Expanded and updated, this edition of one of the most popular resources for school change now comes with ancillary materials containing 150 facilitation strategies. Placing inquiry at the center of effective change, The Adaptive School gives readers the tools they need to bring about genuine school improvement and to learn to use and incorporate them into practice. The book also includes a useful problem locater  Read more...
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Garmston, Robert J.
Adaptive school.
[Place of publication not identified] : Rowman & Littlefield Publ, 2013
Named Person: Bruce M Wellman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Garmston
ISBN: 9781442224001 1442224002
OCLC Number: 857782889
Description: 1 online resource (pages).
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1: What Is an Adaptive School?; Chapter 2: The Importance of Professional Community; Chapter 3: Developing Collaborative Norms; Chapter 4: Two Ways of Talking That Make a Difference for Student Learning; Chapter 5: Conducting Successful Meetings; Chapter 6: Designing Time-Efficient and Effective Meetings; Chapter 7: The Confident and Skilled Facilitator; Chapter 8: Developing Groups; Chapter 9: Using Conflict as a Resource; Chapter 10: Capacities for School Change; Chapter 11: Community Doesn't Just Happen. Appendix A: Strategies: A Process Tool Kit for Facilitators and Teams ; Appendix B: Norms Inventory: Rating Perceptions of Myself; Appendix C: Norms Inventory: Rating Our Perceptions of Our Group; Appendix D: Personal Seven Norms Assessment; Appendix E: Group Seven Norms Assessment; Appendix F: The Responsibilities Dilemma of the Teacher-Facilitator Person; Appendix G: Contracting for Facilitation Services; Appendix H: The Facilitator's Contracting Conversation; Appendix I: Structuring Conversations About Data; Appendix J: Engaging Others in Collecting and Reporting Data; Appendix K: The Five Stages of Change; Appendix L: Meeting Inventory; Appendix M: Polarity Management: Using Conflict as a Resource; References; Index; About the Authors.
Series Title: Adaptive School.

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Expanded and updated, this edition of one of the most popular resources for school change now comes with ancillary materials containing 150 facilitation strategies. Placing inquiry at the center of effective change, The Adaptive School gives readers the tools they need to bring about genuine school improvement and to learn to use and incorporate them into practice. The book also includes a useful problem locater that helps define problems and identify strategies to deal with them. New to this edition: the ancillary materials, t.

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Anyone who is building a team, trying to sustain a collaborative group, facilitating a meeting, or participating on a committee will appreciate this set of 'directions,' the practical how-to's of Read more...

 
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