Table of contents for Teachers bringing out the best in teachers : how principals guide peer consultation among teachers / Jo Blase, Joseph J. Blase.

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Contents
Foreword by Edith Rusch
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Preface
1. Teachers Helping Teachers: The Case for Peer Consultation
Introduction
How Teachers Learn to Teach
The First Source of Teacher Help: Principals as Instructional Supervisors
The Second Source of Teacher Help: Lead Teachers and the Move Away From Top-Down Administrative Control
The Third Source of Teacher Help: Naturally-Occurring Informal Peer Consultation
Our Study of Peer Consultation Among Teachers
A Portrait of Peer Consultation
Is a Peer Consultant a Supervisor, a Mentor, or a Coach?
What Happens During Peer Consultation?
Meta-Goals of Peer Consultation
What Do Peer Consultants Do? The Five Skills of Our Peer Consultation Model
A Call to Action
Questions to Consider
Suggested Reading for Further Learning
2. Peer Consultation Skill #1: Building Healthy Relationships by Communicating, Caring, and Developing Trust
Communication as the Key
Four Types of Peer Consultation
Peer Consultants? Communication Style
Peer Consultants? Caring
Peer Consultants? Building Trust
Summary
Activities for Teachers and Administrators
Suggested Reading for Further Learning
3. Peer Consultation Skill #2: Using the Five Guiding Principles for Structuring Learning Experiences
Teachers? Knowledge Base
The Educational Productivity Research and the School Effects Research
From Knowledge to the Development of a Professional Learning Community
Peer Consultants? Guiding Principles for Structuring Learning Experiences
Guiding Principle One: Address Every Child?s Needs
Guiding Principle Two: Individualize and Contextualize Learning
Guiding Principle Three: Engage Students in Cooperative Learning
Guiding Principle Four: Develop Interdisciplinary Approaches to Learning
Guiding Principle Five: Use Technology in Learning
Summary
Implications for Practice
Suggested Reading for Further Learning
4. Peer Consultation Skill #3: Planning and Organizing for Learning
Teachers? Professional Development
Meta-Themes of Planning
Defining and Achieving Goals
Maintaining High Expectations and Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Motivating Students With Lessons Involving Student Choice and Discovery
Getting Organized for Instruction
Elements of Lesson Planning
Teacher Tips
The Dark Side of Planning and Organizing for Learning
Summary
Reminders and Questions
Suggested Reading for Further Reading
5. Peer Consultation Skill #4: Showing and Sharing
Showing: Three Kinds of Lessons
Conceptual Lessons
Content-Area Lessons
Strategy Lessons
The Power of Learning by Observing: A Special Form of Showing
Sharing: A Bounty from Colleagues
Summary
Implications for Practice and Questions
Suggested Reading for Further Learning
6. Peer Consultation Skill #5: Guiding for Classroom Management
Nine Guiding Principles of Classroom Management
1. Match Academics to Student Needs
2. Take a ?Love? (Constructive) Approach
3. Insist on Student Responsibility and Invoke Natural Consequences
4. Remain Calm and Quiet
5. Don?t Take It Personally
6. Be Consistent
7. Consider Students? Misguided Goals When Misbehaving
8. Be Proactive
9. Don?t Overdo It
Setting Up and Maintaining Classroom Routines
Begin the Year Right
Have Plans and Systems
Use Warm-Ups
Use Signals
Use Proximity
Adjust Seating
Track Misbehavior
Experiment with Varied Techniques According to the Students? Issues
Use Body Language
Vary Approaches to Work With Challenged and Culturally Different Students
Summary
Questions for Discussion Among Faculty and Administrators
Suggested Reading for Further Learning
7. Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Peer Consultation
Introduction
Capitalizing on the Power of Peer Consultation
An Element of Academic Leadership Revealed
Teachers Teaching Teachers: Peer Consultants at Their Best
How Peer Consultation Supports the Development of a Professional Learning Community
Semi-Formal Collaboration Among Teachers and Its Effects
Conclusion: The Challenge for Teachers, Administrators, and Professional Learning Coordinators to Unleash and Sustain Peer Consultation
Resource: Research Methods and Procedures
References
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Teaching -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Teachers -- Professional relationships -- United States.
Teacher-principal relationships -- United States.