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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.

Introducing Whole-Faculty Study Groups
Introducing whole-faculty study groups

There is an old saying, “I didn't know what one was, and now I am one.” That saying pretty much describes Whole-Faculty Study Groups as professional learning communities. Whole-Faculty Study Groups (WFSGs) did not begin as whole-faculty study groups. WFSGs began in 1987 as a part of a training design to support all of the teachers at a school who were implementing new teaching strategies in their classrooms. We wanted every student in the school to perform at higher levels. WFSGs began before they had a name. They also began before the phrase professional learning communities was the Number 1 topic in educational journals, conference presentations, and books. What seemed to us a commonsense strategy in 1987 is ...

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