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Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools
An Action Guide for Educators

Third Edition
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June 2016 | 368 pages | Corwin

Renew your teaching and your passion with this updated bestseller!

The teaching life can be hectic, complex, and even lonely. That’s why so many educators turn to reflective practice to reenergize their commitment to students—and to themselves. Reflective practice counteracts the effects of professional isolation and instills a personal and communal sense of meaning, renewal, and empowerment.

This best-selling book offers research-based and practical ideas and strategies for using reflective practice individually, with colleagues, schoolwide, and even district-wide. Features of the newest edition include:

  • Updated strategies for engaging adults and students and using reflective practices to create equitable outcomes
  • New examples of reflective practice in action
  • A new chapter on the core leadership practices for growing reflective practice
  • A new companion website with resources and reflection protocols

    When you make reflective practice part of your journey as an educator, your insights benefit everyone—and ensure enhanced learning and development for students.

    “This book is one of the best in the field. It lends itself to practical solutions if the reader remembers that the gifts of time and relationships are at the center of this work. The book takes a lot of theory and melts it down to hands-on pieces doable in a school or district setting.”
    —Michele R. Dean, Coordinator, Ventura County Indian Education Consortium
    Ventura Unified School District, CA

    “The book has broken down reflection into its component parts, cycles, characteristics, and capacities. I applaud the insights and experiences of the authors.”
    —Pat Roy, Senior Consultant
    Learning Forward

     

     
    List of Figures, Tables, and Practice Examples
     
    Foreword by Arthur L. Costa
     
    Preface
     
    Acknowledgments
     
    About the Authors
     
    Chapter 1. Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools
    The Potential of Reflective Practice to Renew Schools

     
    Core Components of the Reflective Practice Cycle

     
    Who Is a Reflective Educator?

     
    Closing

     
     
    Chapter 2. Fundamentals for Reflective Practice
    What Are Some Ways Brain Research and Adult Learning Principles Inform Reflective Practice?

     
    A Framework for Growing Reflective Practice Communities

     
    Closing

     
     
    Chapter 3. Leading Reflective Practice
    Guidelines for Leading Reflective Practice Communities

     
    Closing

     
     
    Chapter 4. Individual Reflective Practice
    Special Considerations for Individual Reflective Practice

     
    Individual Reflective Practice: Practice Examples

     
    Individual Reflective Practice: More Ideas to Consider

     
    Getting Started With Individual Reflective Practice

     
     
    Chapter 5. Reflective Practice With Partners
    Special Considerations for Reflective Practice With Partners

     
    Reflective Practice With Partners: Practice Examples

     
    Reflective Practice With Partners: More Ideas to Consider

     
    Getting Started With Reflective Practice Partners

     
    Finally, What Do You Do When Nothing Seems to Work?

     
     
    Chapter 6. Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams
    Special Considerations for Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams

     
    Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams: Practice Examples

     
    Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams: More Ideas to Consider

     
    Getting Started With Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams

     
     
    Chapter 7. Schoolwide Reflective Practice
    Special Considerations for Schoolwide Reflective Practices

     
    Practice Examples of Schoolwide Reflective Practice

     
    Getting Started With Schoolwide Reflective Practice

     
    Closing

     
     
    Chapter 8. Moving Forward With Reflective Practice . . . in Hope and Possibility
    Revisiting the Reflective Practice Cycle

     
    Lessons Learned About Reflective Practice

     
    Fostering Hope and Renewal

     
    Closing

     
     
    References
     
    Index

    "Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools has broken down reflection into its component parts, cycles, characteristics, and capacities. It has offered many varied examples of how reflection can be used at the individual, partner, team, and schoolwide level. I know a lot more about reflection and applaud the insights and experiences of the authors."

    Pat Roy, Educational Consultant
    Learning Forward
    Key features
    1) Thoroughly updated edition of a bestselling title focuses on using reflective practice to further individual teacher growth, effectiveness of teacher teams and whole school/systemwide improvement.
    2) Filled with detailed case examples of reflective practice in action as enacted in a variety of settings.
    3) All new chapter on leadership

    Sample Materials & Chapters

    Preface

    Chapter 1 - Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools


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