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 24: Creating School Successes: A Teacher's Point of View
Creating School Successes: A Teacher's Point of View
The Mission Statement for the Crooked River Elementary School is:
The School will implement a quality, standards-based educational program that provides challenging learning experiences for students to succeed in a highly technological, information-based global society.
The Crooked River Elementary School realized that this statement was the impetus that guided the “achievement fire” of our school and its successes. As a part of this transition, this chapter, through the eyes of a teacher, will unfold a first-hand perspective of this journey, including the Whole-Faculty Study Group processes, personnel involvements, ups and downs, and exciting successes.
Crooked River Elementary School is located in Southeast Georgia. The school name is derived from the Crooked ...