Harness the power of collective efficacy to achieve quality implementation! Designed to overcome a common barrier to successful implementation of school improvement efforts--entrenched belief systems--this book digs deeper into the power of collective efficacy. Teams with a strong sense of collective efficacy devise ways to make “what’s supposed to work” actually work, and find ways to exercise control over challenges that surround them. In addition to the examples from both inside and outside of education, readers will find  • Ways to create environments that tap into mastery as the number one source of collective efficacy  • Methods to strengthen vicarious experiences through observational learning  • Examination of social persuasion and affective states as additional sources of collective efficacy Expanding on this critically-important topic, this book accentuates the importance of collective efficacy as the single most important driver of student achievement and the key to successful implementation. This book is the spark you might need to look at implementation in a completely new light. OBC other books by Corwin: Collective Efficacy 9781506356495 The Intelligent Responsive Leader 9781506333151

The Elusive Quest for Quality Implementation

The Elusive Quest for Quality Implementation

A Failed Attempt at Spreading Evidence-Based Practices

A few years ago, Natalie, a director of professional learning in a small school district, attended a conference. In one of the breakout sessions, she learned about the concept of restorative practice. Educators from a neighboring district were sharing how they had put restorative practices into place in their schools to address bullying behavior. They had documented evidence of how restorative practices were resulting in more supportive learning environments and shared videos and research that demonstrated its effectiveness as an approach to conflict resolution. Natalie found this concept intriguing because she knew that reducing bullying and promoting responsible behavior remained a focus in many of the high ...

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