The Adaptive School

The Adaptive School

Expanded and updated, this edition of one of the most popular resources for school change now comes with ancillary materials containing 150 facilitation strategies.

Author: Robert J. Garmston

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442224001

Category: Education

Page: 354

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Expanded and updated, this edition of one of the most popular resources for school change now comes with ancillary materials containing 150 facilitation strategies. Placing inquiry at the center of effective change, The Adaptive School gives readers the tools they need to bring about genuine school improvement and to learn to use and incorporate them into practice. The book also includes a useful problem locater that helps define problems and identify strategies to deal with them. New to this edition: the ancillary materials, the strategies, the problem locater, the expanded material on facilitation, and expanded self teaching tools.
Categories: Education

Cognitive Coaching

Cognitive Coaching

See how Cognitive Coaching principles have been woven into schools, systems, and classrooms and get a complete look at the ongoing process of implementing and sustaining coaching.

Author: Jane L. Ellison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442224148

Category: Education

Page: 278

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See how Cognitive Coaching principles have been woven into schools, systems, and classrooms and get a complete look at the ongoing process of implementing and sustaining coaching. Ideal for teachers, administrators, staff developers, and district leaders familiar with Cognitive Coaching, this resource shows you what practitioners who have actually learned and used Cognitive Coaching think about its applications.
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Understanding Schooling

Understanding Schooling

The adaptive school The Schools Commission (1980, p. 5) has stressed the need
for schools to redirect their focus 'towards a more explicit commitment to all
students'. It has called for schools to become involved in critical self-appraisal
and ...

Author: Miriam Henry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134984947

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 484

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Education

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

Highlands Ranch, CO: Center for Adaptive Schools. Garmston ... The adaptive
school: Developing and facilitating collaborative groups: Syllabus (4th ed.). ...
The adaptive school: A sourcebook for developing collaborative groups (2nd ed.)

Author: Robert J. Garmston

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452279466

Category: Education

Page: 280

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How great groups make great schools This field book shows educators how to develop group culture, enhance facilitators’ skills, and optimize the group’s most precious resource—its members. The authors describe how to form working committees, task forces, grade-level, and department teams, and faculties that are more effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. Specific topics include: Understanding eight principles that underlie effective groups Learning the five standards for effective meetings Setting clear goals and roles Practicing new ways of talking for improved collaboration Examining perceptions and mental models Enhancing energy sources Working with conflict Developing basic facilitation skills
Categories: Education

Web Information Systems Engineering WISE 2005 Workshops

Web Information Systems Engineering   WISE 2005 Workshops

Design and Implementation of a Web-Board System for the Adaptive School Web
Site Construction Jeonghun Lee1 ... Due to advances in Web technologies, many
schools have now their own Web sites as a center of the communication for ...

Author: Mike Dean

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354030018X

Category: Computers

Page: 274

View: 136

This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of the three workshops held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2005, in New York, NY, USA, in November 2005. A total of 47 papers were submitted to the three workshops, and 28 revised full papers were carefully selected for presentation. The workshop on Web Information Systems Quality (WISQ 2005) - discussing and disseminating research on the quality of WIS and Web services from a holistic point of view - included 7 papers out of 12 submissions. The workshop on Web-based Learning (WBL 2005) accounted for 10 papers from 14 papers submitted - organized in topical sections on tools, models, and innovative applications. The workshop on Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems (SSWS 2005) included 11 presentations selected from 21 submissions. Topics addressed are scalable repository and reasoning services, practical Semantic Web applications, query handling and optimization techniques.
Categories: Computers

Cognitive Capital

Cognitive Capital

Art has written and edited numerous books, including Techniquesfor Teaching
Thinking; The School as a Homefor the ... He is codeveloper and founder of the
Center for Adaptive Schools (www. with Bruce

Author: Arthur L. Costa

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772508

Category: Education

Page: 122

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Building on the authors’ celebrated work in cognitive coaching, this important book provides teachers, schools, and policy leaders with the rationale and new direction for enhancing the development of the intellectual capacity of educators, their performance, and their ultimate effects on student learning. The authors focus on assisting teachers in developing awareness in their own ability to make effective judgments based on all their capabilities and experiences. When teachers weave internal expertise and external criteria together into the exquisite tapestry of teaching and learning, they gain confidence in their ability to make a difference for all students. Rather than spending time becoming better inspectors and enforcers, Cognitive Capital calls for skillful leaders to engage educators’ thought processes which promote practices that have high impacts on their students. “The authors have positioned ‘cognitive capital’ at the center of understanding and developing teacher quality and have succeeded brilliantly.” —Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, author of Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School “In contrast to the persistent trend of simplifying teaching via reductive evaluation tools, Costa, Garmston, and Zimmerman dive fearlessly into its complexities. Cultivating ‘cognitive capital’ is a refreshing new direction for educators to embrace. The ideas and recommended actions in this fascinating book support a culture of thoughtful innovation which develops mindful and resourceful professionals. The contemporary learners in our classrooms need nothing less.” —Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president, Curriculum Designers, Inc., Arthur L. Costa is emeritus professor of education at California State University, Sacramento. Robert J. Garmston is emeritus professor of educational administration at California State University, Sacramento. Diane P. Zimmerman is a former superintendent for the Old Adobe Schools in Petaluma, California.
Categories: Education

Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement

Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement

The Child Development Project: A brief summary of the project and findings from
three evaluation studies. Oakland, CA: Author. Garmston, R., & Wellman, B. (
1999). The adaptive school. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon. Goleman, D. (
1995) ...

Author: Linda Lambert

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416616146

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Following the publication of Building Leadership Capacity in Schools in 1998, Linda Lambert visited educators around the world to see how they had applied the ideas presented in her book to their schools and districts. Though everyone she spoke with agreed on the importance of high leadership capacity, they also had many questions about how best to achieve this goal. Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement is the author's attempt to answer those questions. The book begins by outlining the five major prerequisites for high leadership capacity: * Skillful participation in the work of leadership *Inquiry-based use of data to inform decisions and practice *Broad involvement and collective responsibility for student learning *Reflective practice that leads to innovation *High or steadily improving student achievement In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of steps schools should take to meet these criteria, Lambert quotes at length from her discussions with educators to provide a view of leadership enhancement techniques in practice. She also includes helpful rubrics and surveys that teachers and administrators alike can use to personally assess their leadership skills. Combining the author's own insights with real-life examples and practical exercises, Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement is an indispensable guide to enhancing and sustaining a culture of leadership in any school.
Categories: Education

Best Practices of Award Winning Secondary School Principals

Best Practices of Award Winning Secondary School Principals

Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service. Garmston, R., & Wellman, B. (
1999).The adaptive school: A sourcebook for developing collaborative groups.
Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon. Ginott, H. (1972).Between teacher and child.

Author: Sandra Harris

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483364025

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 106

Over 100 of the best field-based practices of award-winning secondary principals are examined to help school leaders produce a successful, thriving school environment.
Categories: Education

Using Data to Improve Student Learning in Middle School

Using Data to Improve Student Learning in Middle School

Schools and data: The educator's guide for using data to improve decision-
making. Thousand ... Educators in Connecticut's Pomperaug Regional School
District 15. ... The adaptive school: A sourcebook for developing collaborative

Author: Victoria Bernhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317922780

Category: Education

Page: 320

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This book helps you make sense of the data your school collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Categories: Education

Collabortive Coaching Coach s Guide

Collabortive Coaching  Coach s Guide

Enhancing professional practice: A framework for teaching. Alexandria, VA:
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Garmston, R.J. , &
Wellman, B.M. (2009). The adaptive school: Developing and facilitating
collaborative ...

Author: Susan Villani

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 9781935609636

Category: Education

Page: 6

View: 329

Collaborative coaching is a process to enhance intentional practice and improve student learning and achievement. Building upon a foundation of mutual respect and inquiry, coaches support growth by asking questions that promote reflection, and in so doing they also learn about their own practice.This guide provides an overview of mindsets and skill sets essential to a successful coaching process. Susan Villani and Kathy Dunne provide practical information and effective strategies from the perspective of the “coach” on topics such as: * Dimensions of Success * The Coaching Cycle * Norms of Collaboration * Data Gathering * A Continuum of Coaching Behaviors A critically important resource in an era where teacher supervision/evaluation is in the process of being transformed.
Categories: Education

Collaboration and Co Teaching for English Learners

Collaboration and Co Teaching for English Learners

The principal's handbook for leading inclusive schools. Baltimore, MD: Paul H.
Brookes. •• Garmston, R. J., & Wellman, B. M. (2013). The adaptive school: A
sourcebook for developing collaborative groups. Lanham, MD: Rowman and
Littlefield ...

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483346021

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Your English Language Learners are counting on you to collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards have increased the pressure on English Language Learners. And with the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book’s authors—America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources for collaboration and co-teaching include Templates for creating EL profiles that will enable you to address their unique needs Prompts for Professional Learning activities (for teams or individuals) and further reading The latest research findings on best instructional practices that benefit ELs This is your concise, comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit your ELs. Start implementing it today and watch the outcomes improve.
Categories: Education

The Presenter s Fieldbook

The Presenter s Fieldbook

This book is a practical hands-on resource full of ideas and success-proven strategies that not only put you at ease when you’re the focus of everyone’s attention, but actually help you improve the effectiveness of your presentations.

Author: Robert J. Garmston, Co-developer of Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools; emeritus professor, California State University, Sacramento

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442224308

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 374

This guidebook is ideal for anyone who has ever had to stand up in front of a group and make a presentation — novices and experts alike! This book is a practical hands-on resource full of ideas and success-proven strategies that not only put you at ease when you’re the focus of everyone’s attention, but actually help you improve the effectiveness of your presentations.
Categories: Education



Graduates from the Adaptive School too , need to appear for a University
entrance examination , just as it is compulsory for students from other regular
Iranian schools . Their entrance into the university is conditional to their success
in these ...



ISBN: UOM:39015078330555

Category: Muslim women


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Categories: Muslim women

Children With School Problems A Physician s Manual

Children With School Problems  A Physician s Manual

Adaptive. measures. Adaptive scales measure practical daily living skills and are
a way to link the IQ score with the child's real-life performance. Measurement of
adaptive abilities is not always part of a routine school psychology assessment.

Author: The Canadian Paediatric Society

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118452752

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 174

The physician's guide to diagnosing and treating learning disabilities in children 1 in 10 Canadians have a learning disability, and doctors must be able to identify, diagnose, treat, and manage children who are struggling in school. The first book specifically tailored for the needs of physicians working with kids with learning disabilities, Children With School Problems: A Physician's Manual covers such important areas as child development, diagnosing learning disabilities (including data gathering, screening and assessment, and physical examinations), management (medication, behavioral management, and educational interventions), and prevention (including literacy promotion). Written by trusted experts from the Canadian Paediatric Society, Children With School Problems is filled with practical tools and resources that physicians—including paediatricians, family physicians, and paediatric learners—can use to diagnose and treat children with learning disabilities. The only book on learning disabilities in children specifically designed for physicians Written by trusted experts from the Canadian Paediatric Society Covers important issues including literacy promotion, screening for disabilities, medication options, and much more Gives physicians the tools they need to help children with learning disabilities Physicians want to know more about learning disabilities, and parents want their pediatricians and family physicians to provide more help when their kids struggle in school. Children with School Problems provides that information, making it an invaluable resource for any doctor working with kids.
Categories: Education

Kids Can Be Kids

Kids Can Be Kids

... 87 items Adaptive Behaviour Harrison Evaluates levels of adaptive School
version: Parent or Rating scale 30 minutes ... community use, home living, and
leisure Vineland Adaptive Sparrow, Evaluates the adaptive Birth— Parent,
teacher, ...

Author: Shelly J Lane

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 9780803629677

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 365

This groundbreaking text by two noted educators and practitioners, with contributions by specialists in their fields, presents a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to pediatric therapy. Their work reflects the focus of practice today—facilitating the participation of children and their families in everyday activities in the content of the physical and cultural environments in which they live, go to school, and play. The authors describe the occupational roles of children in an ecocultural context and examine the influence of that context on the participation of a child with physical, emotional, or cognitive limitations.
Categories: Medical

The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook

The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook

Summer schools and short training courses: The widespread dissemination of
NeWater concepts, approaches, and ... With regard to the summer school
programme, the intensive learning process involved led to gradual improvement
in the ...

Author: Jaroslav Mysiak

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781844077922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 880

The complexity of current water resource management poses many challenges. Water managers need to solve a range of interrelated water dilemmas, such as balancing water quantity and quality, flooding, drought, maintaining biodiversity and ecological functions and services, in a context where human beliefs, actions and values play a central role. Furthermore, the growing uncertainties of global climate change and the long term implications of management actions make the problems even more difficult. This book, based on extensive collaborative research from the NeWater (New Approaches to Adaptive Water Management Under Uncertainty) project, explains the benefits, outcomes and lessons learned from adaptive water management (AWM). In essence AWM is a way of responding to uncertainty by designing policy measures which are provisional and incremental, subject to subsequent modification in response to environmental change and other variables. The book consists of 13 chapters, of which the first and last ones summarise the main points made in favour of adaptive management. The first part provides an overview of the major challenges faced as a result of pressures such as climate change and demographic development. It also describes how these challenges have been dealt with in the past and why past practices are inadequate for the future. From this background, the concepts of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and AWM are explained, along with their theoretical origins and practical implementation. The second part describes water management tools and instruments and their use in AWM. The last and largest part of the book consists of a description of cases and lessons learned in seven river basins from across Europe, West Asia and Africa: the Elbe, Rhine, Guadiana, Tisza, Orange, Nile and Amudarya. These illustrate the key challenges of adaptive water management, especially when rivers cross national boundaries, creating additional problems of governance.
Categories: Business & Economics

Motivation to Learn

Motivation to Learn

The adaptive school: a sourcebook for developing collaborative groups.
Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon. Gee, J. P. (2003). What video games have to
teach us about learning and literacy. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Giroux,

Author: Michael Middleton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483359144

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Harness the power of motivation to transform the learning experience! When properly channeled, motivation propels learning forward. Yet teachers across all grade levels and disciplines struggle to recognize and cultivate this dynamic, social force in the classroom. This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged. You’ll discover: Reflection activities that promote student voice and self-efficacy as well as assess existing motivation levels Case studies and best practices based on current motivation theory and research Strategies to design meaningful learning tasks and build positive relationships with students and colleagues.
Categories: Education

10 Models of Teacher Evaluation

10 Models of Teacher Evaluation

The above questions are “Focusing Questions” from Robert Garmston and Bruce
Wellman's The Adaptive School: Sourcebook for Collaborative Groups, and are
key to providing a foundation for organizations as they engage in change and ...

Author: David Silverberg

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475801576

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 701

Busy administrators lack the training and experience necessary to quickly and efficiently craft a teacher evaluation system that successfully meets the needs of their district. Questions like “What is the best program for my district?” or “How do I get the teachers on-board?” are being asked by school leaders across the country. This book provides real-world answers by highlighting 10 diverse model programs from around the country.
Categories: Education