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From Staff Room to Classroom

From Staff Room to Classroom
A Guide for Planning and Coaching Professional Development

Second Edition

March 2017 | 200 pages | Corwin

The tips and tricks you need to know to make transfer happen!

We know that the most expensive in-service is the one that teachers do not apply in the classroom. From Staff Room to Classroom offers district-level leaders, staff developers, and instructional coaches sure-fire tools and strategies for delivering professional learning that answers the question, “How can I use this in my classroom?” This resource provides comprehensive, indispensable guidance on: 

  • Effectively reaching and teaching adult learners by understanding their motivations, dispositions, and preferences 
  • The six levels of transfer and seven bridging strategies for supporting teachers as they apply content learned in PD to their classrooms and student interactions
  • Updating professional learning to include technological developments and blended solutions
  • Differentiating PD cross-generationally to promote reflective processing

Instill effective professional development with this guide to raise the rigor of instruction in the classroom and change the culture of your building.

"In From Staff Room to Classroom, Fogarty and Pete take us into their world of improving schools through professional development. The authors are very experienced and thoroughly grounded, high-level practitioners in their specialty.”
—Bruce Joyce, Author of Realizing the Promise of 21st-Century Education

Publisher’s Acknowledgments  
About the Authors
A Look at the Book  
A Peek at the Chapter Highlights  
An Invitation  
1. A Guide to the Change Process
The Change Process  
Tools to Use  
2. A Guide to the Adult Learner
The Adult Learner  
A Look at the Generations of Learners in the Staff Room  
Tools to Use  
3. A Guide to Site-Based Professional Development
Evolution of Professional Development  
Tools to Use  
4. A Guide to the Role of Designing Professional Learning
Designing Role  
Three Essential Elements  
Tools to Use  
5. A Guide to the Role of Presenting Professional Learning Experiences
The Presenting Role  
Tools to Use  
6. A Guide to the Role of Facilitating Professional Learning
The Facilitating Role  
Tools to Use  
7. A Guide to the Role of Coaching Professional Learning
The Coaching Role  
Tools to Use  
8. A Guide to the Anatomy of a Workshop
The Training Model That Works  
Steps to Peer Coaching Models  
A Classic Example of Expert Coaching  
Tools to Use  

"In From Staff Room to Classroom Fogarty and Pete take us into their world of improving schools through professional development. The authors are very experienced and thoroughly grounded, high level practitioners in their specialty.”

Bruce Joyce
Author of Realizing the Promise of 21st-Century Education

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Robin J. Fogarty

Robin Fogarty is President of RFA: A Robin Fogarty Company, a Chicago-based, minority-owned, educational publishing/consulting company. Robin received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University of Chicago. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, Robin has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies.She has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain,... More About Author

Brian Mitchell Pete

Brian M. Pete, co-founder of Robin Fogarty & Associates, comes from a family of educators-college professors, school superintendents, teachers and teachers of teachers. He has a rich background in professional development. Brian has worked with the adult learner in districts and educational agencies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and the GCC in the Middle East.  He has an eye for the “teachable moment” and the words to describe what he sees as skillful teaching. He delivers dynamic, humor-filled sessions that energize the... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781506358277