Renew your teaching and your passion with this updated bestseller! The teaching life can be hectic, complex, and even lonely. That’s why so many educators turn to reflective practice to reenergize their commitment to students—and to themselves. Reflective practice counteracts the effects of professional isolation and instills a personal and communal sense of meaning, renewal, and empowerment. This best-selling book offers research-based and practical ideas and strategies for using reflective practice individually, with colleagues, schoolwide, and even district-wide. Features of the newest edition include:  • Updated strategies for engaging adults and students and using reflective practices to create equitable outcomes  • New examples of reflective practice in action  • A new chapter on the core leadership practices for growing reflective practice  • A new companion website with resources and reflection protocols When you make reflective practice part of your journey as an educator, your insights benefit everyone—and ensure enhanced learning and development for students. “This book is one of the best in the field. It lends itself to practical solutions if the reader remembers that the gifts of time and relationships are at the center of this work. The book takes a lot of theory and melts it down to hands-on pieces doable in a school or district setting.” —Michele R. Dean, Coordinator, Ventura County Indian Education Consortium Ventura Unified School District, CA “The book has broken down reflection into its component parts, cycles, characteristics, and capacities. I applaud the insights and experiences of the authors.” —Pat Roy, Senior Consultant Learning Forward

Schoolwide Reflective Practice

Schoolwide Reflective Practice

If you look at the way we meet in organizations and communities across the country you see a lot of presenters, a lot of podiums, and a lot of passive audiences. This reflects our naiveté in how to bring people together.

—Peter Block, as quoted in Axelrod & Axelrod, Let’s Stop Meeting Like This, 2014

Over the past couple of decades, there has been an increasing emphasis on improvement efforts that are schoolwide, instead of just individual or team-based. Small, often isolated, efforts, such as initiatives taken on by individual teachers, teachers at a grade level, or ...

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