'Ready-to-use templates and clear instructions make this material user-friendly and clear. Especially helpful is the cross-reference matrix showing how a strategy can be used in more than one area.'ùWilliam Osman, President, New Jersey Staff Development Council'An excellent introduction integrates the five 'theaters of the mind' in a brief and coherent way.'ùChristelle Estrada, Director of Professional Development Services, Salt Lake City School District, UTA comprehensive set of tools for achieving lasting results and sustaining a professional learning community!Sustaining results-oriented team efforts is hard work, and achieving diversified solutions to complex issues over time requires commitment and creativity. To support the momentum of learning communities, Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff.Focusing on the where, what, why, how, and when to use each of the 61 strategies, best-selling authors Gayle Gregory and Lin Kuzmich offer the tools your team needs to succeed. You will learn to:Create and sustain a growth-oriented climate that encourages feedback and builds trustShare knowledge and skills to expand and optimize resultsBuild resilience, develop creative solutions, and manage changeDetermine priorities and create excellence during goal setting, tying data to practice, and analyzing resultsAn indispensable guide for teachers, teacher leaders, and school administrators, this handbook is ideal for school and district staff serving as meeting and workshop leaders and facilitators.
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Introduction: Tools That Get Results
1. Creating a Growth Oriented Culture
2. Sharing Knowledge and Skills
3. Building Resilience and Creating Solutions
4. Determining Priorities and Creating Excellence
5. Putting It All Together