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.
Chapter 16: Improving the Quality of Student Performance
Improving the Quality of Student Performance
I believe that in these times of super accountability, every school everywhere is looking for ways to increase student achievement. This chapter describes how the faculty at Destrehan High School has done just that. By highlighting some of the difficulties encountered during the process of learning how to enhance the quality of student performance at Destrehan, others may benefit by not having to go through the same growing pains.
The chapter discusses successes with the Whole-Faculty Study Group System (see Murphy & Lick, 2005), Destrehan's journey to developing effective study groups, and how these groups have helped improve student performance. Keep in mind that one of the beauties of the Whole-Faculty Study Group System is ...