Deep Change: Professional Development from the Inside Out

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R&L Education, 2004 - Education - 143 pages
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Professional development for teachers is at a crucial period. In order to help students meet demanding new standards, teachers must teach differently and have greater success than ever before. In order to teach better, teachers must experience powerful professional development. Inservice, as educators now know it, must change. The concept of "teacher as learner" must be explored more deeply by educators. At the core of this concept is the idea that many reforms undertaken in the name of greater student learning also apply to the ongoing learning of teachers. In Deep Change, Peery examines both theory and practice and recommends five key processes for increasing teacher learning which will improve staff development at a minimal cost. Peery also includes numerous examples of teacher growth taken from diverse contexts. Whether you are a principal, staff development administrator, or teacher-leader coaching other educators and regardless of the unique complexities of your school you will find ideas to liven and intensify the learning of teachers in this book."
 

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Contents

Why Staff Development Must Change
1
An InsideOut Model of Staff Development
13
InsideOut as a Learner
35
InsideOut as a Teacher
55
InsideOut as a Contributing Professional
87
Notes for Supervisors
95
Recommendations for Further Study
103
How to Add an InsideOut Component to Any Inservice
109
Beginning Inquiry at Your School
119
Examples of Book Discussion Meeting Agendas
121
Example of Transcript of an Excellent Teacher
127
Using Transcription to Document Incompetence
129
Inservice Strategies
135
References
139
Index
141
About the Author
144

Journal Prompts Used Successfully
113
Teacher Inquiry Projects
117

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About the author (2004)

Angela B. Peery is a teacher specialist for the South Carolina Department of Education, adjunct faculty member of the Graduate School of Education at Coastal Carolina University, co-director of the Coastal Area Writing Project, and a former high school English teacher and assistant principal.

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