Creating a Knowledge Base for Teaching: A Conversation with James Stigler
Advocates professional development that is site-based, long-term, and directly related to teacher practice
Describes how examining student work can enhance teaching
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
The National Board’s influential teaching standards, including early adolescent generalist standards
Reflective Practice and Professional Development
A digest that reviews the concept, levels, techniques for, and benefits of reflective practice
Hall McEntee, Grace, Appleby, Jon, & Dowd, Joanne. At the Heart of Teaching: A Guide to Reflective Practice (The Series on School Reform). New York : Teachers College Press, 2003. ISBN: 0807743488
This book delves into reflection as a concept and provides specific, replicable tools for professional practice.
McDonald, Joseph P, Mohr, Nancy, & McDonald, Elizabeth C. The Power of Protocols: An Educator's Guide to Better Practice (The Series on School Reform). New York : Teachers College Press, 2003. ISBN: 0807743615
This book describes nearly 30 protocols or "scripts" for conducting meetings, conversations, and other learning experiences among educators.
Sommers, William, Montie, Jo, & York-Barr, Jennifer. Reflective Practice to Improved Schools: A Guide for Educators. Thousand Oaks , Calif. : Corwin Press. 2001. ISBN: 0761977635
The book provides a framework and strategies for supporting educators to continuously and meaningfully reflect on their practice—by themselves and with their colleague – to create schools in which both students and adults continually learn.