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Nine professional conversations to change our schools : a dashboard of options

Author: William A Sommers; Diane P Zimmerman
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Improve collective efficacy in schools through meaningful professional conversations. As technology substitutes for face-to-face connections, educators can feel like they're practicing their craft in isolation. Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools is a framework for revitalizing the art of the professional conversation. It guides educators through structures for collaboration, offers access to vast  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William A Sommers; Diane P Zimmerman
ISBN: 9781506398488 1506398480
OCLC Number: 1020432782
Description: xvii, 218 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: A crisis in our midst-no coherent knowledge base --
The disadvantage of being left behind-a knowing-doing-learning gap --
Emotional blocks to collective efficacy-how stress shuts down communication --
Reflective conversations-the fundamental professional act --
Humble inquiry-exploring needs instead of helping --
Cognitive coaching-lingering in conversations to learn --
Stakeholder centered coaching-expanding consciousness --
Positive deviance-mining for group gold --
From conflict to consensus-the Chadwick process --
FRISK-making expectations clear --
MOVE-time to move on --
Leaving knowledge legacies.
Responsibility: William A. Sommers, and Diane P. Zimmerman.

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Drawing from their coaching and facilitation experience and expertise, the authors of this book offer educators strategies for meaningful conversation in an ever-changing landscape.  Read more...

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