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Learning Circles
Creating Conditions for Professional Development



August 1998 | 168 pages | Corwin
`A fine blend of analysis and highly practical advice. Useful for anyone interested in the professional development of teachers as a collaborative learning process' - Stephen Brookfield, Professor University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota

This book is a description of the conditions necessary for `doing' reflective practice. The authors give clear lines for starting - whether in a schoolwide effort, or in a single department or year.

Linda Lambert
Foreword
 
Creating Conditions
 
Building Community
 
Constructing Knowledge
 
Supporting Learners
 
Documenting Reflection
 
Assessing Expectations
 
Changing Cultures
 
Re-creating Conditions

 "A fine blend of analysis and highly practical advice. Useful for anyone interested in the professional development of teachers as a collaborative learning process."

Stephen Brookfield
Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

 

"This book was written specifically for the professional development of teachers, and every staff developer and principal should buy one for themselves and all their teachers. This book is ‘cutting-edge’ and a must for all educators!"

Carole Funk Ed.D.
Texas Women's University

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Michelle Collay

Michelle Collay is a School Coach for the Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools (BayCES) in Oakland, California, a private non-profit organization supporting urban small school initiatives.  She supports school leader development and coordinates classroom-based teacher inquiry for the purposes of improving student achievement. Previously, she worked as a faculty member and administrator in teacher preparation and graduate teacher education in public and private universities.  Collay conducts seminars and workshops about professional learning communities, constructivist learning design, and portfolio development. Before... More About Author

Diane Dunlap

Walter Enloe

George W. Gagnon, Jr.

George W. Gagnon, Jr. is the Director of K-12 Partnerships in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He works with teacher and parent partners to support students who would be the first generation in their family to be engineers or scientists. George uses Math Models he has designed to support students in developing a conceptual understanding of mathematics. George has studied learning for thirty years as a teacher, principal, and teacher educator. Now he applies his research on constructivist learning design, appropriate assessment, and learning communities to encourage educational equity in urban public... More About Author

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