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Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools
An Action Guide for Educators

Third Edition

Foreword by Arthur L. Costa

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June 2016 | 368 pages | Corwin

Renew your teaching and your passion with this updated bestseller!

The teaching life can be hectic, complex, and even lonely. That’s why so many educators turn to reflective practice to reenergize their commitment to students—and to themselves. Reflective practice counteracts the effects of professional isolation and instills a personal and communal sense of meaning, renewal, and empowerment.

This best-selling book offers research-based and practical ideas and strategies for using reflective practice individually, with colleagues, schoolwide, and even district-wide. Features of the newest edition include:

  • Updated strategies for engaging adults and students and using reflective practices to create equitable outcomes
  • New examples of reflective practice in action
  • A new chapter on the core leadership practices for growing reflective practice
  • A new companion website with resources and reflection protocols

When you make reflective practice part of your journey as an educator, your insights benefit everyone—and ensure enhanced learning and development for students.

“This book is one of the best in the field. It lends itself to practical solutions if the reader remembers that the gifts of time and relationships are at the center of this work. The book takes a lot of theory and melts it down to hands-on pieces doable in a school or district setting.”
—Michele R. Dean, Coordinator, Ventura County Indian Education Consortium
Ventura Unified School District, CA

“The book has broken down reflection into its component parts, cycles, characteristics, and capacities. I applaud the insights and experiences of the authors.”
—Pat Roy, Senior Consultant
Learning Forward


 
List of Figures, Tables, and Practice Examples
 
Foreword by Arthur L. Costa
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1. Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools
The Potential of Reflective Practice to Renew Schools  
Core Components of the Reflective Practice Cycle  
Who Is a Reflective Educator?  
Closing  
 
Chapter 2. Fundamentals for Reflective Practice
What Are Some Ways Brain Research and Adult Learning Principles Inform Reflective Practice?  
A Framework for Growing Reflective Practice Communities  
Closing  
 
Chapter 3. Leading Reflective Practice
Guidelines for Leading Reflective Practice Communities  
Closing  
 
Chapter 4. Individual Reflective Practice
Special Considerations for Individual Reflective Practice  
Individual Reflective Practice: Practice Examples  
Individual Reflective Practice: More Ideas to Consider  
Getting Started With Individual Reflective Practice  
 
Chapter 5. Reflective Practice With Partners
Special Considerations for Reflective Practice With Partners  
Reflective Practice With Partners: Practice Examples  
Reflective Practice With Partners: More Ideas to Consider  
Getting Started With Reflective Practice Partners  
Finally, What Do You Do When Nothing Seems to Work?  
 
Chapter 6. Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams
Special Considerations for Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams  
Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams: Practice Examples  
Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams: More Ideas to Consider  
Getting Started With Reflective Practice in Small Groups and Teams  
 
Chapter 7. Schoolwide Reflective Practice
Special Considerations for Schoolwide Reflective Practices  
Practice Examples of Schoolwide Reflective Practice  
Getting Started With Schoolwide Reflective Practice  
Closing  
 
Chapter 8. Moving Forward With Reflective Practice . . . in Hope and Possibility
Revisiting the Reflective Practice Cycle  
Lessons Learned About Reflective Practice  
Fostering Hope and Renewal  
Closing  
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

"Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools has broken down reflection into its component parts, cycles, characteristics, and capacities. It has offered many varied examples of how reflection can be used at the individual, partner, team, and schoolwide level. I know a lot more about reflection and applaud the insights and experiences of the authors."

Pat Roy, Educational Consultant
Learning Forward
Key features
1) Thoroughly updated edition of a bestselling title focuses on using reflective practice to further individual teacher growth, effectiveness of teacher teams and whole school/systemwide improvement.
2) Filled with detailed case examples of reflective practice in action as enacted in a variety of settings.
3) All new chapter on leadership

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1 - Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools


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