Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools

1st Edition

Robert J. Garmston; Valerie von Frank
eISBN-13: 9781452283838

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How great groups make great schools


This field book shows educators how to develop group culture, enhance facilitators’ skills, and optimize the group’s most precious resource—its members. The authors describe how to form working committees, task forces, grade-level, and department teams, and faculties that are more effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. Specific topics include:

Understanding eight principles that underlie effective groups
Learning the five standards for effective meetings
Setting clear goals and roles
Practicing new ways of talking for improved collaboration
Examining perceptions and mental models
Enhancing energy sources
Working with conflict
Developing basic facilitation skills

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ISBNs 9781412998895, 9781412998895, 9781412998895, 9781452279466, 1452283834, 9781452283838
Language English
Number of Pages 280
Edition 1st