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Written by a renowned educator, this breakthrough work helps leaders understand the value of professional conversations in promoting reflection, inquiry, support, and ongoing teacher development.

Conversation Activities for Implementation
Conversation activities for implementation

As noted in earlier chapters, an appropriate exercise of positional authority in a school is to establish professional consensus on the big ideas that influence learning and therefore teaching to derive from those ideas the topics for conversation that are always understood to be worth exploring and then to conduct informal professional conversations as opportunities present themselves. As an extension, it is also an important part of the responsibility of school leaders to equip other individuals in the school—all teachers and both formal and informal teacher leaders—with the background and skills to conduct these same conversations.

But the important questions remain: How does one get started? How do school leaders create the conditions for such professional explorations of practice ...

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