Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools

A Dashboard of Options

William A. Sommers,

Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools: A Dashboard of Options
 
 

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. 



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