A Guide to Collaborative Learning in and From Practice
- Thomas Del Prete - Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Continuing Professional Development | Staff Leadership
Scholar-teacher Thomas Del Prete outlines every aspect of this practice-based approach to professional learning, including:
Step-by-step guidance and tools for implementing Teacher Rounds
Insights on creating a positive environment for honest feedback
A wealth of examples from a high-performing school and across all grade levels and disciplines
Based on a whole-hearted commitment to the art and science of teaching, this book helps teachers take classroom instruction to new levels of excellence.
“Teacher Rounds is one of the best ways to get teachers out of their classrooms and into each other’s classrooms for their own learning and for school improvement. This book provides the theory and background of rounds as well as concrete examples of how a school can implement them.”
“In the PLC driven world of education, the author gives a real world model, Teacher Rounds, in which collaborative work is the focus for learning in and from practice. The model is both practical and humane while achieving results.”
“The protocol of Teacher Rounds has the potential to be a powerful tool for professional learning. The focused conversations that follow observation augment the learning for all involved.”
“Teacher Rounds is a terrific example of job-embedded learning.”
"Thoughtful and packed with insights, Teacher Rounds is a valuable addition to the growing literature on important initiatives to improve teaching and learning."
"This clearly written and highly accessible book offers a form of professional practice that begins with a deep respect for teachers. I urge school leaders, teacher educators, classroom teachers, and others concerned with improving the educational opportunities of our children to read this book and immediately put the ideas into action."
Sample Materials & Chapters
1. The Practice of Teaching and Teacher Rounds