Discover how psychological safety, constructive
conflict, and actionable learning create a powerful
triple helix to transform teams!
In this ground-breaking resource, three experts in the field of education and teamwork each present one of three strands that, when woven together, support teamwork and forge collaborative interactions into a transformative way of working. You’ll learn approaches, processes and tools to overcome common obstacles to team effectiveness such as feelings of futility, anxiety, and poor morale.
Drawing on research and practical experience the authors identify strategies and tools that show how to:
• Build psychological safety, where teams work towards resilient interpersonal relationships
• Use constructive conflict as a powerful catalyst for team learning and transformation
• Inquire into problems of practice to transform capabilities and produce actionable learning
Transforming Teamwork is an intelligent and artfully crafted resource that provides deep insights into team learning. If you study this book as a team, not only will your team transform, your lives will be forever changed. It gets to the core of what it means to be human in relationship with others. Informed by current research from neuroscience, social science, and behavioral and cognitive psychology, Zimmerman, Roussin and Garmston challenge old assumptions, reveal new paradigms, and ultimately bring us to new collaborative actions that have the power to transform organizational cultures and even entire communities. Bravo!Anne Conzemius
The definitive guide to implementing change from
the experts who designed CBAM!
The Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) is one of the most robust and empirically grounded frameworks for implementing educational change ever created. Now you can learn how to use CBAM to drive successful school improvement from the experts who created it more than 20 years ago, Shirley Hord and Gene Hall! The authors share six strategies for ensuring successful educational change:
• Create a shared vision of the change
• Plan and identify resources necessary for the change
• Invest in professional development
• Check or assess progress
• Provide assistance
• Create a context conducive to change
Few ideas in education are more fundamental to our understanding of the change process than those described in this book. The Stages of Concern addressing individual’s feelings and perceptions, the Levels of Use describing the gradual development of expertise, and Innovation Configurations that consider the fidelity of innovation implementation, provide the basis for nearly all models of change. Shirley and Jim, who have been a part of this crucial work from the very beginning, present these fundamental elements in a modern context and show how they are just as relevant today as they were when developed nearly four decades ago. It is a “Must Read” for every educational leader who wants to successfully navigate the difficult and complex process of change.R. Guskey, Professor of Educational
This research-based sequel to Leading Professional Learning Communities focuses on the practical process of implementing, improving, and sustaining PLCs. Appropriate for groups at all stages of PLC development, this field book helps educators improve PLC operations by facilitating individual and group development and growth. The authors provide learning opportunities that generate conversations about adult learning and contribute to supportive conditions that strengthen teacher quality and raise student outcomes.
One weekend morning, I sat down with my cup of coffee to read a book, and much to my delight, two hours later, I had not read a book, but rather mapped out a learning plan for an entire year. The best gift of all, everything I will need is right here in this book. When you sit down to read this book, make sure you have a calendar at your side. Get ready to go on a shopping spree of ideas; like all good shoppers choose wisely, for there is no way you can possibly use all of the ideas in this book in one year. I assure you, you will not have buyer’s remorse!"Diane Zimmerman, Superintendent