An expanded examination of the Downey Walk-Through, this sequel shows leaders how to help teachers improve their practice by engaging them in reflection and professional dialogue.
Chapter 5: Moving People Toward Reflection
Moving People Toward Reflection
This chapter and the next are about moving to a culture of collaborative conversation among all educators within the system, within buildings, and among central office staff. These conversations include teachers, counselors, administrators, and superintendents. In this chapter, we will focus on using the three types of conversations with teachers and the principal. In the next chapter, we will include examples of reflective questions that would be appropriate for school nurses, food service directors, finance personnel, and a few others.
Providing a Foundation for Meaningful Reflective Practice
The work of Jack Mezirow and Associates (1990, 2000) provides a sound foundation for how reflective practice leads to transformative learning. Transformative learning is defined by Mezirow and Associates (1990) as “the process ...