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Master one of today's most successful school reform and school improvement strategies!

The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centered, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of educators and students in schools and school districts across the country.

The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook is a comprehensive guide to applying the WFSG process. Edited by Dale Lick and Carlene Murphy, this practical manual provides concrete strategies for implementing and sustaining a school improvement process in any environment. Offering extensive experience, each contributor explores a different aspect of Whole-Faculty Study Groups and supplies lessons learned and many first-hand examples of successful school reform and student performance enhancement. Written to complement existing resources or serve as a stand-alone guide, this book will

Demonstrate how concepts can be applied in a variety of school improvement efforts; Present relevant strategies and activities; Illustrate how to use suggestions in real-world situations; Highlight critical concepts through extensive case examples; Provide helpful tips and lessons learned; Explain how findings can be applied to professional learning communities

Offering numerous illustrations of the WFSG System in action and a comprehensive collection of tools for initiating and sustaining successful improvement programs, this fieldbook is an essential resource for K-12 administrators, staff developers, and teachers involved with any type of school transformation effort.

Instructional Strategies
Instructional strategies

Current expectations for our schools are that they should raise student achievement in every subject and at every level. What is easy to state is often difficult to accomplish. This is the situation with these expectations. Raising student achievement will be a major challenge in all subjects and at all grade levels. What will be required will be serious commitment and deliberate action for this goal, across the board in schools and their support base, including policies, procedures, and strategies. At a minimum, school personnel (teachers, staff, and administrators) and district-level leaders must accept responsibility for this goal, commit themselves to its accomplishment, and collaboratively work together to make increased student achievement a reality.

This section of the Fieldbook, Instructional Strategies, contains six ...

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