Twelve Roles of Facilitators for School Change

Twelve Roles of Facilitators for School Change

by R. Bruce Williams

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Overview

Packed with practical tools, this valuable resource outlines 12 specific roles for educators who want to facilitate effective change in their schools through collaboration and shared leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412961127
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/20/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bruce Williams has more than thirty five years of international consulting experience, and is noted for his expertise in group facilitation and in planning and team building methodologies. Williams' specialty is facilitating participative, interactive group workshops whether they are focused on strategic planning and consensus building or instructional methodologies for the classroom. He has conducted successful workshops on brain compatible learning and school change facilitation, and he frequently presents in the areas of cooperative learning, higher order thinking skills, and authentic assessment. With seven years' experience in teaching English as a second language in Japan and Korea, Williams is highly experienced in working with diverse populations. Thirty-six years' experience in adult training also make him a valuable resource in facilitating school change. In addition to conference workshops in 2002 in Australia and New Zealand, he has been invited three times to present workshops for teachers in Singapore. In April of 2004, Williams was the keynote speaker for 400 principals and teachers in Beijing.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Arthur L. Costa
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction to the New Edition
Introduction
Part 1. Process Leader
1. The Architect Sees the Big Picture
2. The Carpenter Builds Consensus
3. The Contractor Steers the Process
Part 2. Skills Trainer
4. The Coach Devises Strategies
5. The Quarterback Leads the Team
6. The Sportscaster Announces the Game
Part 3. Resource Consultant
7. The Producer Organizes the Project
8. The Director Overcomes Obstacles
9. The Promoter Advertises Successes
Part 4. Group Energizer
10. The Conductor Stayes True to the Score
11. The Concertmaster Harmonizes the Environment
12. The Critic Celebrates the Performance
Epilogue
Appendices
References
Index

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