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From Staff Room to Classroom

A Guide for Planning and Coaching Professional Development

By: Robin J. Fogarty, Brian Mitchell Pete

Gain indispensable guidance on effectively reaching and teaching adult learners, the six levels of transfer and seven bridging strategies, blended professional learning, and more.

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506358277
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2017
  • Page Count: 200
  • Publication date: April 17, 2017

Price: $34.95

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The tips and tricks you need to know to make transfer happen!

We know that the most expensive in-service is the one that teachers do not apply in the classroom. From Staff Room to Classroom offers district-level leaders, staff developers, and instructional coaches sure-fire tools and strategies for delivering professional learning that answers the question, “How can I use this in my classroom?” This resource provides comprehensive, indispensable guidance on: 

  • Effectively reaching and teaching adult learners by understanding their motivations, dispositions, and preferences 
  • The six levels of transfer and seven bridging strategies for supporting teachers as they apply content learned in PD to their classrooms and student interactions
  • Updating professional learning to include technological developments and blended solutions
  • Differentiating PD cross-generationally to promote reflective processing

Instill effective professional development with this guide to raise the rigor of instruction in the classroom and change the culture of your building.

"In From Staff Room to Classroom, Fogarty and Pete take us into their world of improving schools through professional development. The authors are very experienced and thoroughly grounded, high-level practitioners in their specialty.”
—Bruce Joyce, Author of Realizing the Promise of 21st-Century Education

Key features

    • Identifies key roles and stages for  professional development
    • Aligns with the needs of adult learners
    • Key resource for site-based, job-embedded professional learning
    • This edition addresses contemporary developments such as technology/blended learning, differentiation PD by  generational status,  and Standards for Professional Learning


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Robin J. Fogarty

Robin Fogarty is President of RFA: A Robin Fogarty Company, a Chicago-based, minority-owned, educational publishing/consulting company. Robin received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University of Chicago. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, Robin has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies.

She has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands
, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Robin has published articles in
Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, The Journal of Staff Development and The Middle School Lournal. She is the author of numerous publications, including Brain-Compatible Classrooms, Literacy Matters, Ten Things New Teachers Need, How to Integrate the Curricula, The Adult Learner, A Look at Transfer, Close the Achievement Gap, Twelve Brain Principles, Nine Best Practices, and From Staff Room to Classroom: Planning and Coaching Professional Learning, How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core: 7 Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards, Invite! Excite! Ignite! 13 Principles for Teaching, Learning and Leading K-12 classrooms

Robin received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education at SUNY, Potsdam, NY, and her Masters in Instructional Strategies from National Louis University in Evanston, IL. She is known as the teachers’ teacher and has mentored numerous colleagues in the art and science of working with the adult learner. She brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to all endeavors, has a wealth of knowledge in the field and conducts highly interactive PD sessions.

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Brian Mitchell Pete

Brian M. Pete, co-founder of Robin Fogarty & Associates, comes from a family of educators-college professors, school superintendents, teachers and teachers of teachers. He has a rich background in professional development. Brian has worked with the adult learner in districts and educational agencies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and the GCC in the Middle East. He has an eye for the “teachable moment” and the words to describe what he sees as skillful teaching. He delivers dynamic, humor-filled sessions that energize the audiences with engaging strategies that transfer into immediate and practical on site applications. Comments from school leaders often say that it is the best PD the staff has ever had.

Brian is co-author of: How to Teach Students to Think Within the Common Core, School Leaders Guide to Common Core Achieving Results,Supporting Differentiated Instruction: A PLC Approach, From Staff Room to Classroom: A Guide to Planning and Coaching Professional Learning, From Staff Room to Classroom II: The One-Minute PD Planner and The Right to Be Literate: 6 Literacy Strategies for the 21st Century. His works in progress include two pieces, one on inquiry learning with a focus on Problem-based Learning and the other on how to explicitly teach thinking skills in IB International Schools.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


     Publisher’s Acknowledgments

About the Authors


     A Look at the Book

     A Peek at the Chapter Highlights

     An Invitation

1. A Guide to the Change Process

     The Change Process

     Tools to Use

2. A Guide to the Adult Learner

     The Adult Learner

     A Look at the Generations of Learners in the Staff Room

     Tools to Use

3. A Guide to Site-Based Professional Development

     Evolution of Professional Development

     Tools to Use

4. A Guide to the Role of Designing Professional Learning

     Designing Role

     Three Essential Elements

     Tools to Use

5. A Guide to the Role of Presenting Professional Learning Experiences

     The Presenting Role

     Tools to Use

6. A Guide to the Role of Facilitating Professional Learning

     The Facilitating Role

     Tools to Use

7. A Guide to the Role of Coaching Professional Learning

     The Coaching Role

     Tools to Use

8. A Guide to the Anatomy of a Workshop

     The Training Model That Works

     Steps to Peer Coaching Models

     A Classic Example of Expert Coaching

     Tools to Use