ERIC Number: ED509028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
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Creating Dynamic Schools through Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration
Carr, Judy F.; Herman, Nancy; Harris, Douglas E.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Create a school environment that ensures improvement ideas are more likely to succeed by using the guidelines and strategies from this book. After the authors present the foundational principles of group decision-making in a collaborative school, they explain the functions that are key to a dynamic school that embraces change and improvement: (1) Establishing and managing effective study groups that reflect on current school practices and investigate new approaches; (2) Developing and supporting coaching relationships that foster professional development throughout the staff; (3) Designing and managing mentoring programs that maximize the talents and resources of veteran and beginning teachers; and (4) Promoting and sustaining shared leadership that focuses everyone on mutually agreed-upon goals. Learn how these functions come together to form a learning community that is committed to a continuous improvement cycle.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Change Strategies, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Professional Development, Study, Group Activities, Total Quality Management
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development