The School Buddy System: The Practice of Collaboration
Collaboration is a buzzword that often gets more lip service than actual practice. Librarian, award-winning, collaborator, and researcher Gail Bush brings the concept to life by outlining tangible steps you can take to inspire collaboration among librarians, teachers, administrators, and all team players involved in K-12 education. The School Buddy System shows you how to dive in head-first and come out with a truly collaborative learning environment where the goal is student success. Building on existing educational standards, such as the International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Standards, this innovative book is packed with proven tools including: - A ready-to-use framework for setting up a collaborative relationship - 40 discussion prompts that will help initiate discussion and lively debate - Common characteristics for establishing a collaborative mindset - Background research that will define the current climate - Thought-provoking quotes from education scholars and practitioners that help you step into the shoes of other team players If you're involved in K-12 education, whether as librarian,
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Educator Collaboration Today
Definitions of Collaboration
Collaboration in Context
A Balanced View of Collaboration
Leadership in Collaborative Models
From PDS to BRT
A Collaborative MindSet
Habits of Mind
The Teaching Profession
The Culture of Teaching
Societal Influences on Education
Teaching and Learning
The Professional Community
Communities of ScholarTeachers
Educator Collaboration A Framework and Reflections
Why Are We Discussing Collaboration in the Schools?
Framework of Educator Collaboration
The School Buddy System
What Then Is at Issue?
Lesson Study Jugyou Kenkyuu
Just One Piece of the Puzzle
The School Buddy System
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