A Teacher's Guide to Change: Understanding, Navigating, and Leading the Process
Jan Stivers, Sharon F. Cramer
SAGE Publications, Jul 30, 2009 - Education - 154 pages
Change in education is inevitable. Throughout their careers, teachers will face a myriad of changes, both inside and outside of the classroom. This valuable professional development resource demonstrates how K-12 teachers can anticipate and respond to change in creative, advantageous ways that can enhance their career satisfaction and effectiveness as professionals.
Emphasizing that change is something teachers can understand, manage, become invested in, and even champion, the authors provide practical skills for facing and adjusting to change, whether it is mandated or a personal choice. Offering a wealth of conceptual, reflective, interpersonal, and strategic tools, this guide also includes:
- Reflections from a survey of 100 teachers who share their experiences with change as well as advice and encouragement, inviting educators to learn from each other
- A five-step process for initiating and implementing plans for change
- Research-based strategies for leading change, both in smaller and larger spheres of influence
- Vivid examples that can be directly applied to personal experience
Reflective exercises to assist teachers in understanding and approaching change
This accessible resource is invaluable for both new and experienced teachers. Whether or not change is voluntary, opportunities for professional growth are abundant, leading to improved student learning and greater teacher retention.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - davidloertscher - LibraryThing
It is fascinating to watch a consensus begin to develop about how things need to change, but when the reality comes the reality. It is easy to watch others change as long as things don’t change for ... Read full review
An excellent effort that shows us (the teachers) the route to cope with the changes.