Teacher Teams That Get Results
61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities
- Gayle H. Gregory - Educational Consultant, Burlington, Ontario
- Lin Kuzmich - Educational Consultant, KCS, Inc., Loveland, CO
Leadership | Professional Learning Communities | Team Building
"Ready-to-use templates and clear instructions make this material user-friendly and clear. Especially helpful is the cross-reference matrix showing how a strategy can be used in more than one area."
—William Osman, President
New Jersey Staff Development Council
"An excellent introduction integrates the five 'theaters of the mind' in a brief and coherent way."
—Christelle Estrada, Director of Professional Development Services
Salt Lake City School District, UT
A comprehensive set of tools for achieving lasting results and sustaining a professional learning community!
Sustaining results-oriented team efforts is hard work, and achieving diversified solutions to complex issues over time requires commitment and creativity. To support the momentum of learning communities, Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff.
Focusing on the where, what, why, how, and when to use each of the 61 strategies, best-selling authors Gayle H. Gregory and Lin Kuzmich offer the tools your team needs to succeed. You will learn to:
- Create and sustain a growth-oriented climate that encourages feedback and builds trust
- Share knowledge and skills to expand and optimize results
- Build resilience, develop creative solutions, and manage change
- Determine priorities and create excellence when goal setting, tying data to practice, and analyzing results
An indispensable guide for teachers, teacher leaders, and school administrators, this handbook is ideal for school and district staff serving as meeting and workshop leaders and facilitators.
"I enjoyed reading Teacher Teams That Get Results and anticipate using some of the activities with groups that I facilitate."
"Excellent introduction integrates the 5 'theaters of the mind' in a brief and coherent way. I have not seen this done as well in other educational books."
"Ready-to-use templates and clear instructions make this material user-friendly. Provides respected sources and a range of examples and applications. Especially helpful is the cross-reference matrix showing how a strategy can be used in more than one area."
"Provides flexible and relevant strategies that educational leaders can use to create a structure for meaningful conversations and moving forward in the sometimes messy business of learning communities. This book provides the nuts and bolts of getting to the big picture—something that's been needed for a while. My colleagues and I will find this guide useful in our quest to improve student learning."
"This fits so well with work we are presently doing, and I am so pleased to see the brain research and practical strategies reflected everywhere! The authors' approach to teacher teams has been at the heart of the work I’ve been doing for the past 8 years with schools and leadership teams."
"A remarkable volume by two authors who understand what a collaborative school is and how to make it work. This is a must-purchase. It is a book to use and use and use, and it is a solution to administrators who dream of a collaborative culture replacing a political, warring, and insular climate."