Download e-book for iPad: American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning by Sam Chaltain

By Sam Chaltain

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ISBN-13: 9781607092537

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In American faculties, Sam Chaltain interweaves the best rules from the schooling, company, and medical groups to stipulate a framework for management that is helping educators and organizational leaders create the optimum stipulations for transformational switch.

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A conceptual understanding of the experience begins to be formed, after which we gather information, often from experts, before trying out our new understanding. Reflect 21 By playing around with our developing understanding, we start to become ready to apply our new knowledge and skills to some personally meaningful endeavor. These actions, once taken, provide useful feedback as well as the opportunity to refine our understanding about how to integrate this new knowledge into our experiences. According to Robert Kegan, a professor in adult learning at Harvard, each of us must go through the full cycle to experience true learning.

During the exercise, colleagues who had worked together for decades learned new insights about each other, and the mood of the group became more noticeably relaxed and open. ” Victor, a clean-cut, silver-haired former military man who has been teaching in Mathis since 1992, replied first. ” Later that day, Daniel introduced the group to another CFG process, the Collaborate Assessment Conference (CAC). 2 Chapter One Reflect 27 problems in which they are personally interested. Sometimes these problems are the same ones that the teacher has assigned them to work on, sometimes not.

Both processes are always working to adjust or correct the same problem. For demonstration purposes, let’s stick with the achievement gap in American public schools. 1 represents the symptomatic solution—an increased national emphasis on testing. It may solve the problem, but only for a short time. The bottom circle, which represents the more fundamental solution, has a delay built in, because its effects take longer to see. The fundamental solution is, however, the only enduring way to address the problem.

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