This work is the product of a three-year grant-supported induction year program. College faculty from an associated group of colleges joined staff developers from a growing suburban district in creating an entire year's curriculum for beginning teachers. If you are looking for a book that provides concrete advice for establishing group reflection, this is the perfect choice.
Linda Schaak Distad is associate dean for Education Programs at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has been an educator for over 30 years, having taught at both the elementary school level and in higher education. Joan Cady Brownstein has been an educator for 35 years in Minnesota and Pennsylvania with teaching experience in K-12 vocal music, elementary education, and teacher education. Currently she is associate professor in the School of Education, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.
Chapter 1 What Are Reflective Practice Groups? Chapter 2 The Tradition of Reflective Practice Groups Chapter 3 Empowering Teachers through Reflective Practice Chapter 4 Out Reflective Practice Groups Chapter 5 What We Learned from Reflective Practice Groups Chapter 6 An Exemplary Reflective Practice Groups Chapter 7 How to Set Up Your Own Reflective Practice Groups Chapter 8 Case Studies for Further Exploration