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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.