This comprehensive resource examines five major models of professional development and how they can be implemented and tailored to meet the multifaceted needs of any school or district.

Personal/Professional Direct Service Models: Helping People Do Their Thing

Personal/Professional direct service models: Helping people do their thing

My biggest challenge is when I'm sure I'm right and my mentee is sure she's right.

—our reflective observer

The Mentorship Continuum

The Coaching Continuum

Here we discuss the largest complex professional development model ever organized in the United States. There are probably a great many participants in workshops on designated staff development days. Learning communities of groups of teachers in schools have become common. All teachers are visited by principals or district supervisors, some of whom coach the teachers intensively. But in terms of changes in roles and relationships, nothing like the organization of teachers to give one-on-one professional/personal support to other teachers has happened in the history of school ...

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