"The definitive book about planning and presenting professional development that energizes and empowers adult learners. Captures the heart and soul of the process."
—Kay Burke, International Consultant
Author, From Standards to Rubrics in 6 Steps
Make your staff development stick with tips from top pros!
With new initiatives and requirements for classroom teaching and assessment, the challenges for staff developers are growing. Internationally recognized authors and consultants Robin Fogarty and Brian Pete help readers meet those challenges head-on. This book shares their deep expertise with tools to successfully guide staff to the highest levels of effectiveness, ultimately leading to greater student achievement.
From Staff Room to Classroom is built around four critical roles of the staff developer: designing, presenting, facilitating, and coaching. Rich with theoretical underpinnings, this book drills down to the essentials for each aspect and role. Offering concrete help for working with teachers using myriad real-life mentoring and coaching scenarios for reference and inspiration, this practical guide presents techniques for:
- Customizing professional development to fit the unique needs of adult learners
- Organizing a successful workshop
- Incorporating five essential elements for sound training
- Building relationships and community
- Putting ideas into immediate practice using extensive reproducibles, templates, and practical tips
Focus on strategies that address your specific needs or simply follow the guide from beginning to end. This amazing tool kit of wisdom, know-how, and how-to is built on the expertise of tried-and-true best practices that work!