In this book educational consultant and group coach Donna Reid argues that popular vehicles for improving school cultures and student achievement such as professional learning communities and critical friends groups too often fail because the participants are unaware or unwilling to make the required changes for successful collaboration and change. To assist facilitators and group leaders the author presents narrative cases that examine the experiences of teacher leaders principals consultants and parents as they negotiate the difficulties of reluctant team members hostile colleagues maintaining group interest sharing responsibility using technology and cultural competency. Each case includes questions for reflection that can be used individually or in small groups to improve facilitation skills.
Dilemmas in Educational Leadership
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
The Facilitator's Book of Cases
Education & Reference