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

Creating Mastery Moments

Creating Mastery Moments

So far, we have seen how educators’ beliefs affect thought patterns in ways that either support or impede quality implementation. Teams who lack collective efficacy are preoccupied by constraints, show significant reduction in the goals they set, and lower their efforts. A lack of collective efficacy also results in self-fulfilling prophecies in which cycles of learned helplessness shape teams’ experiences in negative ways. On the other hand, teams who hold strong beliefs in their combined ability figure out ways to exercise control over the challenges that surround them. Efficacious groups exert greater effort. Teams muster up the strength, motivation, and resolve needed to meet challenging goals. Finally, just as the effects of low expectations result in self- fulfilling ...

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