Do you feel bogged down by endless administrative tasks? Do you wish you could focus more on what truly matters-learning? Learnership provides both insight and solutions for moving past the distractions and becoming a learning leader. Cathy Toll illustrates this transformational process through activities and focused learning conversations. Toll uses supported actions, theory and research, real-life stories, and narrative bibliography to explain how the practice of learnership can be implemented on a daily basis. This book offers: Practices to help teachers improve their effectiveness using problem-solving techniques More effective ways to approach data, testing, and accountability Strategies for supporting Professional Learning Teams (PLT) and educational coaches Learnership is an invaluable resource for principals and teachers in school-based leadership roles, or anyone who wishes to focus on school improvement and their own personal growth as a leader in education.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Cathy A. Toll
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Dimensions: Width: 17.80cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 25.40cm
ISBN 10: 1452216460
Publication Date: 09 August 2012
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
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Cathy Toll makes a contribution in the professional field and calls educators to focus on student learning instead of data and instruction as the tools for student learning. --Patricia J. Burke, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Administrators will find this book to be a useful tool in working with their staffs to encourage 'Learnership' throughout their buildings. -- Nancy M. Betler, Talent Development Facilitator and National Academic League Commissioner 20120110 In Learnership, Cathy Toll reminds us that we didn't get into the teaching profession to make 'data-driven decisions' and shows how starting with an issue and 'thinking data' can enhance learning. This book came at the perfect time in my career. It's a book I'll keep around to reference & refuel. -- Andrew Goodin, Chemistry Teacher 20120110 Cathy Toll makes a contribution in the professional field and calls educators to focus on student learning instead of data and instruction as the tools for student learning. -- Patricia J. Burke, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction 20120110
Cathy A. Toll is a consultant and author who supports learning by helping professional learning teams, educational coaches, and school leaders to invest in teachers' capacity to make a difference for students. She has published widely for teacher leaders, including four books for coaches and numerous articles in professional journals. She has served as a teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, a reading specialist, a curriculum coordinator, a principal, director of literacy research and development, university professor, grant director, consultant, and educational coach. Her PhD is from Pennsylvania State University, with a focus on curriculum and instruction, language and literacy education, and teacher professional growth.
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