Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools
An Action Guide for Educators
- Jennifer York-Barr - University of Minnesota, USA
- William A. Sommers - Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
- Gail S. Ghere - Saint Paul Schools, University of Minnesota, USA
- Jo Montie - University of St. Thomas, USA
Foreword by Arthur L. Costa
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
"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."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools