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Includes insights on the essentials of designing and developing reflective practices and examples of reflective practice at the individual level, between partners, in small groups, and schoolwide.
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Jennifer York-Barr received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her development, research and teaching has been grounded in partnerships with schools and school districts. Her early worked focused most specifically on creating classroom communities in which students with various exceptionalities were included. That work grew into a broader focus on growing school communities grounded in conversations that support ongoing reflective practice and learning. She has been honored with several college and university level teaching awards and has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications most of which are focused on instructional collaboration, inclusive schooling, teacher leadership and professional learning.Review:
"This book is a must read for teacher leaders, principals, and central office administrators. The authors make a substantive and powerful argument for addressing reflection at all levels of the organization and provide practical tools and insights to facilitate a comfortable transition from theory to practice. This book will be valuable to anyone serious about ensuring success for all students."(Stephanie Hirsh, Deputy Executive Director)
"I treasure this book. It is informative, well written, and important to educational leaders."(Robert Garmston)
"This book is essential to anyone interested in a framework and strategies for supporting a school staff in reflecting on its practice to increase learning at the individual and organizational levels, and subsequently enhancing student learning."(Shirley M. Hord 2001-01-31)
". . . poses a challenging, compelling argument and is highly recommended for any educator in search of tips, tricks, and techniques for self improvement on the job."(Midwest Book Review December 2001 2005-08-01)
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Book Description Corwin Press, 2001. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2913973
Book Description Corwin Press, 2001. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP102608243