The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Classrooms, Districts, and Schools
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The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Classrooms, Districts, and Schools

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Dale W. Lick
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Foreword by Harold M. Brewer
About the Contributors
About the Editors
Part I: Getting Started
1. Introducing Whole-Faculty Study Groups - Carlene U. Murphy and Dale W. Lick
2. Applying the Whole-Faculty Study Groups Framework in Schools - Ann Proctor
3. Aligning Whole-Faculty Study Groups With Staff Development Standards - Michael Murphy
Part II: Leadership and Sponsorship
4. Enhancing the Principal's Instructional Leadership Role - J. Patrick Mahon
5. Strengthening School Improvement Plans Through District Sponsorship - Anita Kissinger
6. Partnering With Teacher Unions for School Improvement - Adam Urbanski and Xochitl Perez Castillo
Part III: Study Groups and Learning Communities
7. Answering the Question: Do Professional Learning Communities Really Work? - Andrew E. Koenigs
8. Establishing Student Study Groups - Robin P. Cooper and Gwendolyn Baggett
9. Implementing Study Groups for Principals - Emily Weiskopf
Part IV: Key Success Elements
10.The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Rubric: Defining Context, Process, and Content - Carlene U. Murphy
11. Building Commitment - Kenneth Sherman and Kim Reynolds-Manglitz
12. Using Study Groups for Cultural Change in Schools - Michael L. Rothman and Ronald E. Walker
13. Changing School Culture - Jill Potts and Jeff Zoul
14. Using Data to Improve Achievement in Mathematics - Teri Roberts
15. Making Data-Based Decisions for School Success - Karl H. Clauset, Sherman H. Parker, and Marcia R. Whitney
Part V: Instructional Strategies
16. Improving the Quality of Student Performance - Steve Keyes
17. Implementing Instructional Strategies - Terri L. Jenkins and Lynn K. Baber
18. Implementing Reading and Mathematics Programs - Julie J. Nall
19. Enhancing Performance in the English Language Arts - Charlotte Ann Buisson
20. Raising Student Achievement in Reading and Mathematics - Lisa S. Smith
21. Improving Reading in Primary Grades - Angela S. Dillon
Part VI: Perspectives for Teachers and Teaching
22. Increasing Teacher Learning to Improve Student Learning - Beverly S. Strickland
23. Changing Teachers' Beliefs About Students and Learning - Danette R. Smith
24. Creating School Successes: A Teacher's Point-of-View - Beverly A. Gross
25. Planning and Implementing Strategies for School Improvement - Emily Weiskopf
26. Activating a Professional Teacher Evaluation Model - Jill Potts and Jeff Zoul
Part VII: State and National Initiatives
27. Going Statewide With Whole-Faculty Study Groups in Louisiana - Teri Roberts
28. Developing and Supporting Leaders: A New Day, A New Way With New Results - Deb Page and Gale Hulme
29. Improving Schools Through Statewide Collaboration - Stephen M. Preston
30. Establishing a Support Network: The National Whole-Faculty Study Groups Center - Carlene U. Murphy
Part VIII: An Overview of School Reform
31. Improving Schools: Seeing the Big Picture - Dale W. Lick and Carlene U. Murphy
Action Research--Related Sources
The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centred, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of teachers and students in schools and school districts across the country.