This new book from a leading staff developer gathers together a wealth of tools, strategies and advice on developing, delivering and coaching professional development.
With so many new initiatives and requirements to be incorporated into classroom teaching and assessment, this resource gives school leaders, staff developers and consultants everything they need to successfully guide staff to greater effectiveness and ultimately benefit student achievement. The book is built around four critical roles of the staff developer, and provides the knowledge base, skills, and tools for success. Photocopiables for helping staff process and transfer new learning are also included.
This resource also presents important information about customizing professional development for the needs of adult learners, sustaining and extending new strengths, and promoting the critical transfer of new learning into practice. Strategies and questions to promote reflective processing are threaded throughout.
From Staff Room to Classroom offers readers guidance as well as practical know-how and how-to distilled from the career experience of a distinguished international professional developer.
Brian M. Pete is president of The Education Associates, an international consulting firm, and cofounder of Robin Fogarty & Associates. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked in and videotaped classroom teachers and professional experts in schools throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Pete's work on educational videos include Best Practices: Classroom Management and Best Practices: Active Learning Classrooms. He is the coauthor of books that include From Staff Room to Classroom (Corwin Press 2007), and titles from the Nutshell Collection, which include How to Differentiate Learning, Data!Dialogue! Decisions!, Twelve Principles That Make the Difference, Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference, Close the Achievement Gap, The Adult Learner, and A Look at Transfer.