'Brain Pete and Robin Fogarty's "From Staff Room to Classroom II" shows again their obvious expertise and familiarity with what works for campus planning and training. It truly gives new meaning to the words 'staff development' and provides a clear, concise manner to make it happen. The multiple strategies and methods accommodate all styles of presentation, regardless of content area or years of experience. This will revamp how we do training in our district' - Amber Teamann, Title I Technology Facilitator, Garland ISD, TX. Through their extensive experience conducting professional development sessions with educators nationally and internationally, Brian M. Pete and Robin J. Fogarty have acquired a vast compendium of effective presentation and facilitation strategies. Now, in their companion to "From Staff Room to Classroom", the authors present 144 strategies for leading staff development workshops, professional learning communities, and staff meetings.
These proven, easy-to-use activities are organized into four 'morphological grids', with columns corresponding to the three principles for successful presentations: Openers - capture the audience's attention - tell them what you are going to do; Meat of the Matter - captivate with the information - do it; Closers - close with keepers - tell them what you did! Using different strategies from each column of a morphological grid, presenters can create a different presentation format every time. Ideas can be arranged or rearranged according to personal preference, group needs, or as a random creative act. Designed for staff developers, school leaders, and professional learning community facilitators, "From Staff Room to Classroom II" makes planning creative and winning presentations effortless.
Brian M. Pete is president of The Education Associates, an international consulting firm, and cofounder of Robin Fogarty & Associates. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked in and videotaped classroom teachers and professional experts in schools throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Pete's work on educational videos include Best Practices: Classroom Management and Best Practices: Active Learning Classrooms. He is the coauthor of books that include From Staff Room to Classroom (Corwin Press 2007), and titles from the Nutshell Collection, which include How to Differentiate Learning, Data!Dialogue! Decisions!, Twelve Principles That Make the Difference, Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference, Close the Achievement Gap, The Adult Learner, and A Look at Transfer.
Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. Morph Grid I: Presentation and Facilitation Strategies 2. Morph Grid II: The Principal's Staff Meeting 3. Morph Grid III: Leading Professional Learning Communities 4. Morph Grid IV: Facilitating Group Work 5. Applying Interactive Strategies: The One-Minute Lesson Planner Appendix A: Index of Strategies Appendix B: Energizers References and Resources Index
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