SAGE Publications Ltd
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Ongoing informal dialogue between school leaders and educators is the foundation for improved classroom instruction, increased learner achievement, and more formal discussions about education. This breakthrough work from renowned educator Charlotte Danielson helps school leaders understand the value of reflective professional conversations in promoting a positive environment of inquiry, support, and teacher professional development. Organized around the "big ideas" of successful teaching, this guidebook:
- Explains the critical function of informal professional conversations in ongoing teacher learning
- Explores the interaction of power and leadership in schools
- Outlines the conversation skills that school leaders need to initiate and engage in successful conversations
- Includes mental maps, sample topics, and conversation activities
Talk About Teaching! is an invaluable resource for educational leaders looking to utilize one of the most powerful approaches to successful teacher learning and growth.