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Critical Friends Groups™ in Action DVD
This double-video package offers an inside look at how groups of educators from two very different schools - in Pasadena, California, and Amherst, New Hampshire - have developed habits and practices to support collaborative work. These Critical Friends Groups™ are looking at and reflecting upon their own and their colleagues' professional practice. Included are written reflections by CFG™ coach Jon Appleby.
National School Reform Faculty™ Resource Book: Adult Learning in the Service of Student Achievement
The "Resource Book" is the basic textbook of our Critical Friends Group™ New Coaches trainings, and contains a selection of protocols and activities from the library of the National School Reform Faculty™.
Professional Community and the Problems of Change DVD
In an address to a meeting of the Annenberg Institute’s National School Reform Faculty™ Robert Evans asks and addresses the questions: Why is change so hard? Why is change around professional community especially hard? How can leadership support change? And how does emphasis on accountability affect schools? Evans concludes with some practical and very humane advice for teachers and administrators committed to the work of improving their schools.
Looking at Student Work: A Window into the Classroom – VHS/DVD Combo
(No longer available.)
NSRF Materials CD
This CD-ROM provides educators and administrative staff direct access to all NSRF™ protocols in PDF format. Having this CD within reach makes the selection of NSRF protocols and activities much simpler than having to download them individually from our website to review them. Plus this CD allows you to review and print protocols without needing Internet access!
Courageous Conversations about Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools.
By Glenn E. Singleton and Curtis Linton
This book is a discussion of equity and social justice in the classroom. It provides teachers and administrators with the tools and information needed to restructure their schools in ways which improve student performance and fulfill the promise that every child has a right to learn regardless of race, culture or class.
"The Sarah Video"
The "Sarah Video" is a 1980s-era classroom observation video from the Smithsonian's Case Studies in Science Education video series. It is sometimes used in CFGs to introduce the idea of classroom observation and conversation.
Free with purchase
Inquiry: A Districtwide Approach to Staff and Student Learning
By Nancy Fichtman Dana, Carol Thomas, and Sylvia Boynton
Positively reviewed in the December 2011 NSRF™ Connections, this book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a focus on both adult and student learning. NSRF™ protocols play an important role in how this district improved school culture.
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