Rethinking Teaching: Classroom Teachers as Collaborative Leaders in Making Learning Relevant

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R&L Education, Mar 1, 2013 - Education - 128 pages
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Let’s face it: learning is a high-stakes venture. True learning — the kind that stays with students long after the grades are in — requires risk. Ownership. Change. But what does it look like for students to really understand your subject? How can you structure assignments so that Googling becomes an asset, not a threat, to demonstrating knowledge? Veteran teacher Mickey Kolis invites you to reflect on how you “do learning” in your classroom. Real-life classroom examples demonstrate how you can shift the drive for learning into students’ hands — while still meeting your learning benchmarks. From making assignments meaningful to students to assessing the results, Rethinking Teaching explores key ideas for creating environments where students want to learn.
 

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Contents

Part I UNDERSTANDING COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP
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Chapter 1 Why Collaborative Leadership?
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Chapter 2 What Is Teacher as Collaborative Leader?
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Chapter 3 What Does Teacher as Collaborative Leader Look Like?
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Part II TO REALLY CHANGE
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Chapter 4 Growing into Teacher as Collaborative Leader
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Chapter 5 Dispositions First
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Chapter 6 Decision Points
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Where Are We Going?
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Where Are We at This Moment in Time?
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How Will We Know How We Are Doing?
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How Do We Get There?
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What Have We Learned?
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Part IV GETTING CONCRETE
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Chapter 16 TCL Template with Explanations
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Chapter 17 TCL Template Example
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Chapter 7 Leaderful Actions
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Chapter 8 Three Leaderful Actions in Thirty Days 3 in 30
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Part III QUESTIONS FIRST
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Chapter 9 Relevant Essential Questions
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Chapter 10 Five Relevant Essential Questions for Content Learning and Nurturing Relationships
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Chapter 18 Conclusion
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ContentArea Purpose and Central Concepts
111
References
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Mickey Kolis, author of Student Relevance Matters, draws upon his work with public school students, pre-service and professional teachers to talk about some Powerful Ideas that matter in teaching and learning. He would like to thank all the teachers who have shared their powerful ideas about what works in their classroom so that others can benefit from those hard won lessons!

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