The Reflective Educator's Guide to Professional Development
Coaching Inquiry-Oriented Learning Communities
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Reflective Educator's Guide to Professional Development by Nancy Fichtman Dana
Book DescriptionPowerful tools for facilitating teachersAe professional development and optimizing school improvement efforts! This step-by-step guide presents specific strategies for coaches who work with professional learning communities (PLCs) that practice action research, better known as 'inquiry-oriented PLCs.' This resource illustrates how incorporating action research can significantly influence professional development practices and provides coaches with lessons learned from facilitators of inquiry-oriented PLCs. This research-based book also offers: The 10 essential elements for a healthy PLCSample inquiry projects and case studies of actual inquiry-based PLCs12 lessons to help good coaches become great coachesReflection prompts in each chapter for study groups
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412955805
(254mm x 178mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
PLC Book, Paperback (December 2015)
The PLC Book is written specifically for teachers, and articulates the essential elements and process of PLC work and how they can collaboratively achieve improved student learning.
Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research, Paperback (June 2014)
The new edition of this best-selling book offers a step-by-step guide to the classroom research process.
Inquiring into the Common Core, Paperback (August 2013)
A book that provdies a lens through which teachers can systematically study their effectiveness as they implement the standards.
Inquiry, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Nancy Fichtman Dana
This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic approach to districtwide professional development. Its award-winning inquiry model challenges participants to take control of their own learning.
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Author Biography - Nancy Fichtman Dana
Nancy Fichtman Dana is currently Professor of Education in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and has been studying practitioner inquiry for the last twenty years. During this time, she has developed and taught classes on practitioner research for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students, coached the practitioner research of numerous educators from various districts across the nation, as well as published nine books and over 50 book chapters and articles in professional journals focused on teacher and principal professional development and practitioner inquiry. Diane Yendol-Hoppey is the Director of the Benedum Collaborative and a Professor of Education at West Virginia University. The Benedum Collaborative is one of the oldest school/university partnerships in the nation. Diane spent the first thirteen years of her career in education teaching in Pennsylvania and Maryland. In her work at Penn State, the University of Florida, and West Virginia University, Diane focuses on job-embedded teacher professional development and the cultivation of teacher leadership. Her research explores how powerful vehicles for teacher professional development including teacher inquiry, professional learning communities, and coaching/mentoring can support school improvement. She has authored numerous studies which have appeared in such journals as Teachers College Record and Journal of Teacher Education. She is coauthor (with Nancy Fichtman Dana) of three books, The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn through Practitioner Inquiry, The Reflective Educator's Guide to Professional Development: Coaching Inquiry-Oriented Learning Communities and The Reflective Educator's Guide to Mentoring: Strengthening Practice through Knowledge, Story, and Metaphor, all from Corwin Press.
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