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Danielson, Charlotte
Talk about teaching! : leading professional conversations / Charlotte Danielson
Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, a joint publication, National Association of Secondary School Principals, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LB1025.3 .D36 2009    AVAILABLE
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Subject(s) Teaching
Professional education
Educational leadership
Physical Description xv, 138 p. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-133) and index
Contents 1 Why Professional Conversation? 1 -- The Imperative for Improvement in Teaching 2 -- The Nature of Teacher Learning 3 -- Promoting Professional Learning Through Conversation 5 -- Assumptions Underlying Professional Conversations 6 -- The Demands of Teaching 7 -- The Contextual Nature of Teaching 8 -- The Role of Feedback 9 -- Summary 11 -- 2 Power and Leadership in Schools 13 -- Overview 13 -- The Reality of Power 15 -- Leadership in a Professional Organization 17 -- Exhibiting Professional Competence 18 -- Establishing Trust 19 -- Reconciling Power and Leadership 21 -- Creating the Vision: Establishing the Big Ideas 21 -- Purposing 22 -- Creating and Sustaining a Learning Organization 23 -- Using Positional Authority to Promote Good Teaching 24 -- Serving as Coach 26 -- Summary 26 -- 3 The Big Ideas That Shape Professional Conversations 27 -- What Constitutes Important Learning? 29 -- Necessary Skills and Knowledge 29 -- The Description of Content 31 -- What Causes Learning? 33 -- How Are Students Motivated? 36 -- What Is Intelligence, and How Do Students' Views Influence Their Actions? 40 -- The Merging of All These Ideas 42 -- Summary 43 -- 4 The Topics for Conversations 45 -- Power, Leadership, and the Big Ideas 46 -- Clarity of Purpose 49 -- Rigorous Learning Tasks and Assignments 50 -- High Levels of Energy and Student Engagement 54 -- A Safe and Challenging Environment 56 -- Smooth Organization and Management 60 -- Routines Should Be Created With Student Participation 61 -- Routines Must Be Taught 62 -- Implementation of School or District Initiatives 63 -- Summary 64 -- 5 Conversation Skills 65 -- Setting the Tone for Conversation 65 -- Linguistic Skills 66 -- Establishing Rapport 67 -- Using Positive Presuppositions 68 -- Inviting and Sustaining Thinking 68 -- Probing 70 -- Paraphrasing 70 -- Summary 72 -- 6 Informal Professional Conversations 73 -- Purpose 74 -- Settings for Professional Conversations 75 -- Nontenured Teacher and a Nonsupervisory Colleague, Such as an Instructional Coach 75 -- Nontenured Teacher and a Supervisor 76 -- Tenured Teacher and a Nonsupervisory Colleague, Such as an Instructional Coach 77 -- Tenured Teacher and a Supervisor 78 -- Procedure 78 -- The Observation 79 -- The Conversation 80 -- Summary 83 -- 7 Implementation Issues 85 -- Finding Time for Conversation 85 -- Communicating the Purpose 86 -- Establishing Trust 87 -- Creating a Safe Environment 88 -- Acting With Consistency 89 -- Maintaining Confidentiality 89 -- Demonstrating Commitment to Learning 90 -- Indicating Vulnerability 91 -- Forging Understanding and Consensus on the Big Ideas 92 -- What Constitutes Important Learning? 93 -- What Causes Learning? 94 -- How Are Students Motivated? 95 -- What Is Intelligence, and How Do Students' Views Influence Their Actions? 96 -- Elaborating the Topics for Conversation 97 -- Summary 98 -- 8 Conversation Activities for Implementation 99 -- Establishing the Foundation 100 -- Communicating the Purpose 101 -- Conversation Activity 1: Establishing the Contributors to Student Learning 101 -- Conversation Activity 2: The Principal's Role in Promoting Good Teaching 103 -- Establishing Trust 104 -- Conversation Activity 1: Identifying an Environment of Poor Levels of Trust 105 -- Conversation Activity 2: Creating and Enhancing a Trusting Environment 107 -- Conversation Activity 3: Creating an Action Plan for Trust 109 -- The Big Ideas: Considering High-Level Learning 111 -- Conversation Activity 1: Reflecting on One's Own Recent Learning 111 -- Conversation Activity 2: Thinking About the Changing World 112 -- Conversation Activity 3: Ensuring Important Learning 114 -- How Do People Learn? 115 -- Conversation Activity 1: Summarizing Observations From Personal Experience 116 -- Conversation Activity 2: Reflecting on One's Own Learning 117 -- Worthwhile Learning Experiences 119 -- Conversation Activity 1: Reflecting on the Characteristics of Children's Learning 119 -- Human Motivation 121 -- Conversation Activity 1: Considering Adult Motivation 121 -- Conversation Activity 2: Considering Student Motivation 124 -- Topics for Conversation 126 -- Discussion Questions 1 Through 6: Considering the Topics for Conversation 127 -- Summary 129
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