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The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook, Grades K-12
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The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook, Grades K-12



280 pages | Corwin

Explore the powerful synergy between your credibility with students and your collective efficacy as a member of a team. 

What’s the connection between teacher credibility and collective efficacy in schools? Highly credible teachers can’t reach their full potential without engagement in a collective of other teachers. And collective efficacy is difficult to achieve when teachers are not credible with their students. 

The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook illuminates the connection between teacher credibility and collective efficacy and offers actions educators can take to improve both. When you increase your credibility with students, student motivation rises. And when you have evidence of your ability to impact student learning, and partner with other teachers to achieve this, your students learn more. 

A one-stop resource for educators intent on improving teacher practice, this powerful guide includes: 

  - Specific actions teachers can take to become more trustworthy, competent, dynamic, and responsive in the eyes of students, and more confident impacting learning as a member of a team

  - Coaching videos from the authors that outline key concepts, share thinking and experiences, and challenge teachers to take  steps to build credibility and collective efficacy

  - Tools for teams to use to polish their collective effectiveness through better communication and problem-solving

   - Reflective writing prompts, pause and ponder tasks, self-assessments, and data collection tools that help teachers grow professionally

Jumpstart learning and achievement in your classroom and school by increasing your credibility with students and the collective efficacy of the team of educators at your school. 

 

 
List of Videos
 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction: Linking Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy
Teacher Credibility

 
Collective Teacher Efficacy

 
When Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Collide

 
When Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Thrive

 
The Long-Term Implications of Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy

 
A Chain Is as Strong as Its Weakest Link

 
The Organization of This Book

 
 
Chapter 1: Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy
What Students Remember

 
Teacher Credibility Defined

 
Collective Teacher Efficacy

 
Dimensions of Collective Efficacy

 
Concluding Thoughts About Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy

 
 
Chapter 2: Trust
Creating and Maintaining Trust With Students

 
Trust Defined

 
A Measurement of Trust

 
Use Trust Data to Take Action

 
Regain Trust When It Has Been Damaged

 
Use Trust to Build Teacher-Student Relationships

 
Six Easy Actions for Building Teacher-Student Relationships

 
Collective Efficacy and Trust

 
Concluding Thoughts About Trust

 
 
Chapter 3: Competence
Demonstrating Competence in Your Subject and Your Teaching

 
Competence Defined

 
Pedagogical Content Knowledge

 
Gradual Release of Responsibility Defined

 
Focused Instruction in Practice

 
Collaborative Learning in Practice

 
Guided Instruction in Practice

 
Independent Learning in Practice

 
Collective Efficacy and Competence

 
Concluding Thoughts About Competence

 
 
Chapter 4: Dynamism
Harnessing the Power of Dynamism

 
Dynamism Defined

 
Dynamism Through Enthusiasm

 
Dynamism Through Immersion in the Subject

 
Dynamism Through Creative and Innovative Approaches

 
Dynamism Through Teacher as Learner

 
Student Perspectives on Relevant Learning Experiences

 
Increasing Relevance for Students

 
Boring Independent Tasks

 
Visuals and Presentations

 
Collective Efficacy and Dynamism

 
Concluding Thoughts About Dynamism

 
 
Chapter 5: Immediacy
Attending to Immediacy

 
Immediacy Defined

 
Measuring Immediacy

 
Optimizing Your Immediacy

 
Proximity

 
Vulnerability

 
The Power of Touch

 
Immediacy and Collective Efficacy

 
Concluding Thoughts About Immediacy

 
 
Chapter 6: Collective Efficacy Skills
Building Collective Efficacy

 
Supportive Structures for Building Collective Efficacy

 
Communication Tools Build Collective Efficacy

 
Pausing

 
Paraphrasing

 
Posing Questions

 
Providing Data

 
Putting Ideas on the Table

 
Pay Attention to Self and Others

 
Presume Positive Intentions

 
Collective Efficacy and Relational Trust

 
A Measure of Faculty Trust

 
When Trust Is Broken

 
Concluding Thoughts About Collective Efficacy Skills

 
 
Chapter 7: Collective Efficacy in Action
Collective Effort and Collaboration

 
Collective Responsibility + Action = Collective Efficacy

 
Set Collective Efficacy Into Motion

 
Learning Walks

 
Microteaching

 
Assignment Analysis

 
A Model for Collective Efficacy in Action

 
Leadership Sustains Collective Efficacy and Teacher Credibility Efforts

 
Concluding Thoughts About Collective Efficacy in Action

 
 
References
 
Index

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Introduction


Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He has served as a teacher, language development specialist, and administrator in public schools and non-profit organizations, including 8 years as the Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Collaborative, a time of increased student achievement in some of San Diego’s urban schools.  Doug has engaged in Professional Learning Communities for several decades, building teams that design and implement systems to impact teaching and learning.  He has published... More About Author

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She has been a special education teacher, reading specialist, and administrator in public schools. Nancy has engaged in Professional Learning Communities as a member and in designing schoolwide systems to improve teaching and learning for all students. She has published numerous books, including The Teacher Clarity Playbook and Rigorous Reading.  More About Author

Dominique B. Smith

Dominique Smith is a social worker, school administrator, mentor, national trainer for the International Institute on Restorative Practices, member of ASCD’s FIT Teaching (Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching®) Cadre and Corwin’s Visible Learning for Literacy Cadre. He is passionate about creating school cultures that honor students and build their confidence and competence. He is the winner of the National School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council.Smith's major area of research and instruction focuses on restorative practices, classroom management, growth mindset, and the culture of achievement. In... More About Author

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