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

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2013 - Education - 116 pages
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Rethinking Teaching is based upon one very simple idea teachers teach people. That very simple idea is expressed as Teachers as Collaborative Leaders. Teachers wishing to redefine how they work in the classroom must focus on three key ideas: 1) They must build and maintain relationships with and among their students, 2) They must view Content as the foundation for personal learning (not the end product), and 3) When people change (and learn), they get to keep much of what they already know and can do. Veteran teacher Mickey Kolis provides the background information to implement those three key ideas as well as skills to make them work in the classroom. He also offers a mechanism to manage that change process: a 3 (changes) in 30 (days) model."
 

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Contents

Part I UNDERSTANDING COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP
1
Chapter 1 Why Collaborative Leadership?
3
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?
55
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?
75
What Have We Learned?
83
Part IV GETTING CONCRETE
89
Chapter 16 TCL Template with Explanations
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Chapter 17 TCL Template Example
103

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
109
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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