The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups, Edition 2

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Expanded and updated, this edition of one of the most popular resources for school change now comes with ancillary materials containing 150 facilitation strategies. Placing inquiry at the center of effective change, The Adaptive School gives readers the tools they need to bring about genuine school improvement and to learn to use and incorporate them into practice. The book also includes a useful problem locater that helps define problems and identify strategies to deal with them. New to this edition: the ancillary materials, the strategies, the problem locater, the expanded material on facilitation, and expanded self teaching tools.
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About the author

Robert J. Garmston is professor emeritus, School of Education, California State University, Sacramento and director of Facilitation Associates.

Bruce M. Wellman is co-director of Miravia LLC.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Published on
May 28, 2013
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Pages
354
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ISBN
9781442224001
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Leadership
Education / Learning Styles
Education / Professional Development
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Building on the authors’ celebrated work in cognitive coaching, this important book provides teachers, schools, and policy leaders with the rationale and new direction for enhancing the development of the intellectual capacity of educators, their performance, and their ultimate effects on student learning. The authors focus on assisting teachers in developing awareness in their own ability to make effective judgments based on all their capabilities and experiences. When teachers weave internal expertise and external criteria together into the exquisite tapestry of teaching and learning, they gain confidence in their ability to make a difference for all students. Rather than spending time becoming better inspectors and enforcers, Cognitive Capital calls for skillful leaders to engage educators’ thought processes which promote practices that have high impacts on their students.

“The authors have positioned ‘cognitive capital’ at the center of understanding and developing teacher quality and have succeeded brilliantly.”
—Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, author of Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School

“In contrast to the persistent trend of simplifying teaching via reductive evaluation tools, Costa, Garmston, and Zimmerman dive fearlessly into its complexities. Cultivating ‘cognitive capital’ is a refreshing new direction for educators to embrace. The ideas and recommended actions in this fascinating book support a culture of thoughtful innovation which develops mindful and resourceful professionals. The contemporary learners in our classrooms need nothing less.”
—Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president, Curriculum Designers, Inc., curriculum21.com


Arthur L. Costa is emeritus professor of education at California State University, Sacramento. Robert J. Garmston is emeritus professor of educational administration at California State University, Sacramento. Diane P. Zimmerman is a former superintendent for the Old Adobe Schools in Petaluma, California.

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