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Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools
A Dashboard of Options

Foreword by Andy Hargreaves



May 2018 | 248 pages | Corwin

Improve collective efficacy in schools through meaningful professional conversations   

As technology substitutes for face-to-face connections, educators can feel like they’re practicing their craft in isolation. Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools is a framework for revitalizing the art of the professional conversation. It guides educators through structures for collaboration, offers access to vast storehouses of applied wisdom, and facilitates a coherent knowledge base for standards of excellence. Readers will find 

  • nine conversational strategies designed to promote collective teacher efficacy 
  • learning scenarios that demonstrate the effectiveness of these conversations in action 
  • accessible Conversational Dashboard that assists in analyzing conditions for success 

Face-to-face conversational skill is a fundamental foundation for establishing effective relationships and collaboration. Drawing from their rich careers with coaching and facilitation, the authors of this book offer strategies that will expand your conversational repertoire and provide insight into how to respond meaningfully in an ever-changing environment. 

 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Dedication
 
Epigraphs
 
Introduction
 
Part I: The Foundation—Conversational Competence
 
Chapter 1: A Crisis in Our Midst—No Coherent Knowledge Base
 
Chapter 2: The Disadvantage of Being Left Behind— A Knowing–Doing–Learning Gap
 
Chapter 3: Emotional Blocks to Collective Efficacy— How Stress Shuts Down Communication
 
Part II: Conversations Designed to Build Knowledge Coherence From the Inside Out
 
Chapter 4: Reflective Conversations—The Fundamental Professional Act
 
Chapter 5: Humble Inquiry—Exploring Needs Instead of Helping
 
Chapter 6: Cognitive Coaching—Lingering in Conversations to Learn
 
Chapter 7: SCARF—Open to Diverse Viewpoints
 
Part III: Calibrating Conversations—Conversations at the Tipping Point From Outside In
 
Chapter 8: Stakeholder Centered Coaching— Expanding Consciousness
 
Part IV: Conversations Designed to Build Knowledge From the Outside In
 
Chapter 9: Positive Deviance—Mining for Group Gold
 
Chapter 10: From Conflict to Consensus— The Chadwick Process
 
Chapter 11: FRISK—Making Expectations Clear
 
Chapter 12: MOVE—Time to Move On
 
Part V: Final Musings—Making Unrealized Dreams Come True
 
Chapter 13: Leaving Knowledge Legacies
 
Appendix
 
References
 
Index

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