The Reflection Guide to The Impact Cycle

The Reflection Guide to The Impact Cycle

Now, it’s about to happen again with The Impact Cycle and this The Reflection Guide to The Impact Cycle, in which Jim shares his latest thinking, and advances an all-new instructional coaching cycle to help teachers and, in turn, their ...

Author: Jim Knight

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: 1544308752

Category: Education

Page: 120

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"Jim Knight is one of the wise men of coaching. His well is deep; he draws from it the best tools from practitioners, the wisdom of experience, and research-based insights. And he never loses sight of the bigger picture: the point of all this is to have more impact in this life we're lucky enough to live." —MICHAEL BUNGAY STANIER, Author of The Coaching Habit Every decade or so a book comes along that has such a profound impact on professional practice that it launches a movement. Such was the case ten years ago with Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching. Now, it’s about to happen again with The Impact Cycle and this The Reflection Guide to The Impact Cycle, in which Jim shares his latest thinking, and advances an all-new instructional coaching cycle to help teachers and, in turn, their students improve in clear, measurable ways. What makes this Reflection Guide the perfect companion to The Impact Cycle? Because it functions almost like a daily planner for reaching, even exceeding, your coaching goals. Jam-packed with key concepts, prompts, and exercises, this guide will prove indispensable to Coaches who wish to accelerate progress toward goals and move their practices forward Leaders of coaches looking for a simple, effective model to get all stakeholders on the same page Join the hundreds of thousands of educators who already have benefited from Jim’s ground-breaking work. Read The Impact Cycle, build upon your expertise with this companion Reflection Guide, and soon enough you, too, will experience the next “Jim Knight phenomenon.” View Jim Knight’s Impact Cycle video trailer:
Categories: Education

The Impact Cycle

The Impact Cycle

Today, I'm thrilled that Jenny has become my co-author in so much of this work, writing the Reflection Guide for this and other books and working with me through all of our big ideas at the Instructional Coaching Group.

Author: Jim Knight

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544317786

Category: Education

Page: 288

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"Jim Knight is one of the wise men of coaching. His well is deep; he draws from it the best tools from practitioners, the wisdom of experience, and research-based insights. And he never loses sight of the bigger picture: the point of all this is to have more impact in this life we′re lucky enough to live." —MICHAEL BUNGAY STANIER, Author of The Coaching Habit Identify . . . Learn . . . Improve When it comes to improving practice, few professional texts can rival the impact felt by Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching. For hundreds of thousands of educators, Jim bridged the long-standing divide between staff room and classroom offering up a much a more collaborative, respectful, and efficient PD model for achieving instructional excellence. Now, one decade of research and hundreds of in-services later, Jim takes that work a significant step further with The Impact Cycle: an all-new instructional coaching cycle to help teachers and, in turn, their students improve in clear, measurable ways. Quintessential Jim, The Impact Cycle comes loaded with every possible tool to help you reach your coaching goals, starting with a comprehensive video program, robust checklists, and a model Instructional Playbook. Quickly, you’ll learn how to Interact and dialogue with teachers as partners Guide teachers to identify emotionally compelling, measurable, and student-focused goals Set coaching goals, plan strategies, and monitor progress for optimal impact Use documentary-style video and text-based case studies as models to promote maximum teacher clarity and proactive problem solving Streamline teacher enrollment, data collection, and deep listening Jim writes, "When we grow, improve, and learn, when we strive to become a better version of ourselves, we tap into something deep in ourselves that craves that kind of growth." Read The Impact Cycle and soon you’ll discover how you can continually refine your practice to help teachers and students realize their fullest potential. View Jim Knight’s Impact Cycle video trailer:
Categories: Education

The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

In The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Knight offers a blueprint for establishing, administering, and assessing an instructional coaching program laser-focused on every educator's ultimate goal: the academic success of students.

Author: Jim Knight

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416630678

Category: Education

Page: 224

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"Coaching guru Jim Knight offers a blueprint to help schools establish, administer, and assess successful instructional coaching programs"--
Categories: Education

... Within the first 60 days on the job, the instructional coach will be proficient in using the Impact Cycle (described in Chapters 2-5 of The Impact Cycle and summarized by the checklist on p.107 in The Impact Cycle Reflection Guide).

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Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416630852

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Evidence of Practice

Evidence of Practice

The Reflection Guide to the Impact Cycle What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Lesson Study Group at Mills College. (2015, October).

Author: Adam Geller

Publisher: R3 Collaboratives

ISBN: 9780999378106

Category: Education

Page: 162

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With the right plan, video observation and video coaching can be a high-impact lever for accelerating teacher growth. This playbook, from the makers of Edthena, draws from researcher and practitioner advice to offer twelve video-based strategies that readers can implement in their own context for facilitating professional development: • Classroom Tour • Self-interview • Example Analysis • Pre-teach • Self-Reflection • Partner-Supported Reflection • Skill Building Sequence • Video Learning Community • Virtual Walk-through • Video Rounds • Longer-Range Reflection • Iterative Investigation • Online Lesson Study Plus, read about putting video evidence at the center of professional learning, focusing techniques for analyzing video, and guidance about recording and sharing video, and a framework for facilitation of video-based discussion. Afterword by Jim Knight.
Categories: Education

Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools

Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools

"This book is one of the best in the field. It lends itself to practical solutions if the reader remembers that the gifts of time and relationships are at the center of this work.

Author: Jennifer York-Barr

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506350554

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 537

Renew your teaching and your passion with this updated bestseller! When the teaching life gets tough, reflective practice reenergizes you—counteracting the effects of professional isolation and instilling a sense of meaning, renewal, and empowerment that benefits you, your colleagues, and your students. This bestselling book offers research-based ideas and strategies for using reflective practice individually, with others, and even schoolwide. Features of the newest edition include: Updated strategies for engaging adults and students and using reflective practices to create equitable outcomes New examples of reflective practice in action A new chapter on the core leadership practices for growing reflective practice A new companion website with resources and reflection protocols
Categories: Education

The Reflective Practice Guide

The Reflective Practice Guide

The cycle starts with an experience; we are encouraged to describe what happened but also to think about the context of the experience. This, of course, can have a major impact on how we view the experience and what we do in the ...

Author: Barbara Bassot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317666004

Category: Education

Page: 152

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The Reflective Practice Guide supports all students for whom the process of reflecting on developing knowledge and skills is crucial to successful professional practice. It offers an accessible introduction to a wide range of theories and models that can help you engage more effectively in critical reflection. Illustrated throughout with examples and case studies drawn from a range of interdisciplinary professional contexts, The Reflective Practice Guide offers models of practice that can be applied in a variety of settings. Reflective questions in each chapter help you apply ideas to your own professional context. Drawing on literature from a range of disciplines, key aspects of reflection explored include: Becoming more self-aware The role of writing in reflection Learning from experience Learning from positives and negatives Emotions and processing feelings Bringing assumptions to the surface Learning from feedback Reflecting in groups Managing change. The Reflective Practice Guide is an essential source of support, guidance and inspiration for all students on education, nursing, social work and counselling courses, who want to think about practice at a deeper level, question approaches, challenge assumptions and gain greater self-awareness.
Categories: Education

The Reflective Journal

The Reflective Journal

Critical friendship The Johari Window The settings where feedback can occur Feed forward Feelings and professional practice The Almond Effect Memories and feelings Gibbs' Reflective Cycle Processing feelings Feelings as a guide to ...

Author: Barbara Bassot

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137603494

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 421

This is the second edition of Barbara Bassot's hugely popular The Reflective Journal, the uniquely inspiring introduction to critically reflective practice. A powerful tool for processing your thoughts, feelings and actions, this book will lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself, your work and your studies, enabling you to develop your practice and achieve your professional goals. The new edition includes 10 brand-new sections, on themes such as reflecting in groups, time management and challenging limiting assumptions, as well as the space to write your reflections and the wealth of tips and advice on career development that made the first edition such a bestseller. Written for students on a range of courses, from education and business to social work, counselling and health, this book is also a must-have companion for those on placement or in professional practice – or indeed anyone who is being encouraged to reflect more deeply and critically on what they do.
Categories: Political Science

The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Supervision

The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Supervision

Systemic theory emphasizes going beyond causality (cause-and-effect thinking or linear thinking) to observe and ... a more detailed and prescriptive guidance for the reflective cycle, which consists of description, feelings, evaluation, ...

Author: Kieran O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000387292

Category: Social Science

Page: 702

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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of social work supervision internationally and presents an analytical review of social work supervision theory, practice, and research. Presented in seven parts: International perspectives Supervision settings Roles, responsibilities, and relationships Models and approaches The interactional process Leading and managing supervision Emerging areas The book examines how supervision contributes to the well-being, development, and practice of social workers. It also sets the agenda for the future development of social work supervision internationally. Social work supervision is examined across countries, practice settings, and in terms of participants' roles, relationships, and responsibilities. Contributors show how and why social work supervision is integral to social work and the rich diversity of ways supervision can be practiced. Bringing together an international team of social work supervision scholars, researchers, supervisors, and practitioners, this handbook is essential reading for social workers, supervisors, managers, policy advisors, and professional leaders.
Categories: Social Science

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice

teachers gauge how (and how accurately, how deeply, and how often) they engage in self-reflection. ... See Figure 8.3 for a set of guiding questions for capacity-builders related to the Reflective Cycle for Factor 4b.

Author: Pete Hall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416624448

Category: Education

Page: 300

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As a school administrator, instructional coach, or teacher leader, you know that reflective teachers are effective teachers. But how can you help teachers become self-reflective practitioners whose thoughtful approach translates into real gains for student achievement? In Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice—a companion volume to their teacher-oriented book Teach, Reflect, Learn—authors Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral draw on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a definitive guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. Hall and Simeral expand on ideas originally presented in Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success to help you gain a clear understanding of your role and responsibilities—and those of your teachers—within each stage of the Continuum of Self-Reflection. Armed with the book’s real-life examples and research-based tools, you’ll learn how to determine the current location of all stakeholders on the continuum and how teacher-leadership activities, transformational feedback, and strategic coaching can move them forward. The end result? A schoolwide culture that both values reflection and uses it to ensure that teachers—and their students—reach their fullest potential.
Categories: Education

Certificate for Music Educators Guidebook

Certificate for Music Educators Guidebook

What personal, social and ideological influences can/will impact the action I plan to take? ... Gibbs' Reflective Cycle (1988) offers a framework for examining experiences, which lends itself particularly well to reflection on repeated ...

Author: Lilian Lima Simones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000395877

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 240

Certificate for Music Educators Guidebook is focused on the learning outcomes of the Certificate for Music Educators in the UK, accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), and validated by Trinity College London (TCL) and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Through reflective questions, readers become acquainted with research findings relevant to teaching children and explore ways for enacting best teaching practice in day-to-day teaching. It offers strong foundations in teaching music in contemporary diverse settings, in both instrumental and vocal teaching; early years, primary and secondary schools and community-based contexts. This book is directly aligned with the CME Level 4 course modules, units and areas of study and its desired learning outcomes. It is a key companion for students enrolled in a validated centre, as well as the teachers and mentors involved in the design and delivery of the CME.
Categories: Music

Evaluating Instructional Coaching

Evaluating Instructional Coaching

This book gives leaders several things to consider as they define the coach's role, hire candidates, and put an evaluation process in place. —Michelle Lis, Coordinator, Instructional Coaching, Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools A joint ...

Author: Sharon Thomas

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416630869

Category: Education

Page: 299

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A clear and comprehensive guide to evaluating and supporting instructional coaches and coaching programs, including how to recruit, hire, and retain effective coaches. With sound practices in place to evaluate coaching programs, instructional coaches will become better partners, teachers will become better mentors, and students will become better learners. Few evaluation systems are specifically geared toward coaching roles. Ensuring that school districts have accurate information about both coaches and coaching programs is crucial to guide improvement in supporting classrooms, as well as in ensuring accountability. With sound evaluation processes in place, districts can effectively evaluate instructional coaches and coaching programs and use data to set goals. Advance Praise for Evaluating Instructional Coaching: It has arrived! The ICG team has pulled through again with a much-needed guide, providing a thorough process from how to hire, evaluate, support, and retain instructional coaches. This book will empower school leaders to be partners with instructional coaches by providing meaningful evaluation tools and effective coaching programs. Readers will walk away with ideas on how to help coaches grow to best serve students and teachers in their schools. Thank you, ICG. We needed your research, knowledge, and most of all your humble approach on how best to support coaches and coaching programs! —Kelly Jacobs, District Instructional Coaching Coordinator, Lansing (Mich.) School District Instructional coaches devote their time to growing teachers. One way to support instructional coaches in their professional growth is to ensure an effective evaluation system is in place for them. This book gives leaders several things to consider as they define the coach's role, hire candidates, and put an evaluation process in place. —Michelle Lis, Coordinator, Instructional Coaching, Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools A joint publication of ASCD and One Fine Bird Press.
Categories: Education

The Joy of Coaching

The Joy of Coaching

3 steps to great coaching: A simple but powerful coaching cycle nets results. Journal of Staff Development: The Learning Forward Journal, 36(1), 11–18. Knight, J., Knight, J. R., & Carlson, C. (2015). The reflection guide to better ...

Author: Rebecca Frazier

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506334950

Category: Education

Page: 320

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The secrets of coaching excellence are already inside you. Successful instructional coaches put theory into practice, establish orderly processes, analyze data, and implement reforms. Truly great coaches, though, derive success from what they do and from who they are. This groundbreaking book, based on an innovative study, provides a holistic approach to coaching that identifies the most important characteristics of great coaches and helps you hone them in yourself. Features include: · A framework and structure for development · Comprehensive analysis of each characteristic · Examples and stories of effective coaching in action · Activities, exercises, and action points · Resources for encouragement and renewal
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy

... the impact message connects directly to reflection and investigation of the maladaptive transaction cycle (MTC). Four key elements serve as a guide for reflection on the MTC: the identification of the overt behavior of the initiator ...

Author: Jeffrey L. Kleinberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119050315

Category: Psychology

Page: 824

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A user-friendly guide of best practice for leading groups in various settings and with different populations, which incorporates the latest developments in today's mental health marketplace. Features multiple theoretical perspectives and guidelines for running groups for diverse populations, in the US and worldwide Offers modern approaches and practical suggestions in a user-friendly and jargon-free style, with many clinical examples Includes a major component on resiliency and trauma relief work, and explores its impact on clinicians Accompanied by an online resource featuring discussions of psychotherapeutic techniques in practice
Categories: Psychology

Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation

Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation

Because, in the particular case of protected area management or other conservation endeavors, the inquiry cycle ... Furthermore, the reflection process must continue once the application takes effect, once conservation guidelines that ...

Author: Peter Feinsinger

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559638784

Category: Nature

Page: 212

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Anyone working in biodiversity conservation or field ecology should understand and utilize the common-sense process of scientific inquiry: observing surroundings, framing questions, answering those questions through well-designed studies, and, in many cases, applying results to decision making. Yet the interdisciplinary nature of conservation means that many workers are not well versed in the methods of science and may misunderstand or mistrust this indispensable tool.Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation addresses that problem by offering a comprehensible, practical guide to using scientific inquiry in conservation work. In an engaging and accessible style, award-winning tropical ecologist and teacher Peter Feinsinger melds concepts, methods, and intellectual tools into a unique approach to answering environmental questions through field studies. Focusing on the fundamentals of common sense, independent thinking, and natural history, he considers: framing the question and designing the study interpreting and applying results through judicious use of statistical inference taking into account the natural history of plants, animals, and landscapes monitoring and assessing progress through approaches such as "bioindicator species" or "species diversity measures" helping other interested parties (park guards, local communities, school teachers) use scientific inquiry in addressing their own concernsDetailed appendixes explain technical issues, while numerous sidebars and illustrations provide important background and thought-provoking exercises. Throughout, the author challenges the reader to integrate conceptual thinking with on-the-ground practice in order to make conservation truly effective. Feinsinger concentrates on examples from Latin America but stresses that the approach applies to local conservation concerns or field biology questions in any landscape.Designing Field Studies for Biodiversity Conservation is an essential handbook for staff and researchers working with conservation institutions or projects worldwide, as well as for students and professionals in field ecology, wildlife biology, and related areas.
Categories: Nature

Reclaiming Personalized Learning

Reclaiming Personalized Learning

The time is now for all of us teachers to reclaim personalized learning, and this all-important book is our very best resource for getting started. "This is a compelling and critically important book for our time.

Author: Paul Emerich France

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544360683

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Where exactly did personalized learning go so wrong? For teacher and consultant Paul France, at first technology-powered personalized learning seemed like a panacea. But after three years spent at a personalized learning start-up and network of microschools, he soon realized that such corporate-driven individualized learning initiatives do more harm than good, especially among our most vulnerable students. The far-superior alternative? A human-centered pedagogy that prioritizes children over technology. First, let’s be clear: Reclaiming Personalized Learning is not yet-another ed tech book. Instead it’s a user’s guide to restoring equity and humanity to our classrooms and schools through personalization. One part polemical, eleven parts practical, the book describes how to: Shape whole-class instruction, leverage small-group interactions, and nurture a student’s inner-dialogue Cultivate awareness within and among students, and build autonomy and authority Design curriculum with a flexible frame and where exactly the standards fit Humanize assessment and instruction, including the place of responsive teaching Create a sense of belonging, humanize technology integration, and effect socially just teaching and learning—all central issues in equity The truth is this: there’s no one framework, there’s no one tool that makes learning personalized–what personalized learning companies with a vested interest in profits might tempt you to believe. It’s people who personalize learning, and people not technology must be at the center of education. The time is now for all of us teachers to reclaim personalized learning, and this all-important book is our very best resource for getting started. “This is a compelling and critically important book for our time. With rich stories of teaching and learning Paul France considers ways to create the most positive learning experiences possible.” - JO BOALER, Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education “This brilliant book is a major contribution to the re-imagination of learning and teaching for the twenty-first century and should be essential reading for new and experienced teachers alike." - TONY WAGNER, Senior Research Fellow, Learning Policy Institute “In these troubled times, this book is more than a breath of fresh air, it is a call to action. Paul gives us an accessible and sophisticated book that explains how and why we should celebrate the humanity of every single student.” - JIM KNIGHT, Senior Partner of the Instructional Coaching Group (ICG) and Author of The Impact Cycle
Categories: Education

The Trainee Handbook

The Trainee Handbook

We are each central to our personal learning journeys and reflection features strongly in these. PERSONAL LEARNING These ideas are brought to life within the context of the Personal Learning Cycle (Watts, 2014; Watts et al., ...

Author: Robert Bor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473998247

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Written by a team of leading trainers, practitioners and supervisors, this bestselling classic is the trainee therapist’s best friend. It identifies and guides trainees through the practical skills and knowledge they'll need to make a success of their training - from writing essays through to case formulation and on to preparing for their first meeting with a client. Along the way, it addresses and allays the concerns which are common to all students. Now in its fourth edition, the book has been fully updated to take account of the significant changes in the therapy professions in recent years. It now includes new and important chapters on: Evidence-based practice Working with diversity Reflective practice Using social media, technology and online therapy The Trainee Handbook is an invaluable companion, and source of information and guidance for all trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology, and newly-qualified therapists entering into practice.
Categories: Social Science

EBOOK The Student Nurse s Guide to Successful Reflection Ten Essential Ingredients

EBOOK  The Student Nurse s Guide to Successful Reflection  Ten Essential Ingredients

What impact did she think she had upon the service user/patient? What impact did the environment and patient have on the nurse? These are the sorts of questions (Socratic questions that assume not to know) that would be raised during ...

Author: Nicola Clarke

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335262298

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This book is an easy to read, practical guide that will show you what reflection is and how you can do it successfully. Assuming no prior knowledge, it introduces you to ten essential ingredients to becoming an effective reflective practitioner. Chapters will equip you with evidence-based understanding and ideas for application to your own situation, and support you to become an emotionally resilient, self-aware individual who can reflect and improve on your practice. In clear and supportive language, Nicola Clarke will guide you on your journey to developing the crucial reflection skills you need for your career as a nurse. The book includes: • A step by step exploration of what reflection involves • Ways to develop the skills you will need to do your own reflection • A ‘how-to’ approach to using reflective models • Practical and jargon-free guidance on how to reflect • A chapter on reflective writing • Chapters about qualities you will need in your reflection, such as being person-centred and empathetic The Student Nurse’s Guide to Successful Reflection is a must-have text for all nursing students as well as useful reading for those involved in supporting them. With a Foreword by Theo Stickley, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, UK. “Reflection is a ‘way of being’ encompassing many ingredients. Clarke, with great thoroughness and care, introduces these, constructively supporting students towards developing self-insight and understanding of others. Her advice, explanations, illustrations and exercises are lucid and paced, helping nurses towards sufficient strength to undertake the developmental change which effective reflective practice brings. And to become practitioners who are far more than competent: nurses who are calmly self-aware, receptive and perceptive.” Gillie Bolton, PhD, former Senior Research Fellow, Medicine and the Arts, King’s College London, UK "Reflection is a much discussed topic in nursing, but some students find it difficult to reflect on their own practice. Nicola Clarke’s ten essential ingredients provide a clear and explicit guide to effective reflective practice and as such this should be a key text for all student nurses. The chapters of this new text offer clear learning outcomes, practical advice and models to follow in order to develop a genuine, honest and balanced reflective writing style. It is an engaging and informative read which promotes understanding of this important process." Anita Savage Grainge, RMN, RGN, RNT, Senior Lecturer, University of York, UK “An engaging book, which deals with the complexity of reflection in a clear, logical and in-depth manner. Developed around her extended definition of reflective practice, Clarke clearly and logically enables the reader to build their understanding of reflective practice by focusing on her ten ingredients. The structure of the book, focusing on two ingredients in each chapter, allows Clarke to provide clarity whilst at the same time showing the reader how the ingredients fit together to build a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. The focus on critical and analytic skills as well as person-centredness based on Rogers’ core conditions provides a strong theoretical basis for students to understand reflective practice. The use of questions and examples throughout are engaging and will be useful for students and tutors alike. I think this book will be excellent for all healthcare workers – students and qualified alike. Whilst it is aimed at nurses, the principles apply across healthcare. I think it is a real gem and certainly the best book I have read about reflective practice.” Dr Rosie Stenhouse, Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK “Readers, I anticipate, will find this book informative, challenging and rewarding. It will, however, require focus and concentration to absorb and digest the considerable information the author has gleaned over many years. The book draws on extensive reading, research, teaching and observation of how individuals grow and develop as a result of adopting reflection into their daily lives. Warming to the style and content of the book, I was relieved to find that, unlike some others that approach the same topic, it does not purport to convey the essence and benefits of reflection by utilising inaccessible language, relying on unintelligible descriptions and conflating disparate models to a point where students are left bewildered and at a loss to know how to start their reflective practice. Much of the appeal of this book is that it is clearly written, logically presented and readily accessible, avoiding the jargon that sometimes characterises narratives about reflection. The reader will be impressed by the thoughtful layout which is designed to show that the acquisition of knowledge is not reducible to a set of simple tasks. It is the result of being able to manage the process of deepening one’s understanding of reflection, internalising its values and cognitive practices and applying its behavioural components to the various forms of engagement that nurses enter into in the course of their work. Acquiring self-knowledge is not a one-off activity, but a life-long incremental process. Three voices permeate the text – that of students, theorists and the author - each providing different perspectives which are skilfully integrated. The text could be used by students working alone or in groups, or it could provide thematic material running across several modules. While informative, it is not prescriptive. Students are encouraged to undertake exercises which are designed to deepen their understanding of and internalise what they have learned whilst constantly analysing what reflection means to them and how they elect to put it into practice. I was especially pleased to see the importance of emotions in the learning process recognised and how Socratic learning methods can become part of the behavioural repertoire of the student. A subtext in the book relates to inclining students to assume responsibility for their own learning which requires them to realise what it is that has to be achieved and recognise when it has been attained. I was impressed by this book and the conversational tone of the narrative. It recognises that the learning mind is vulnerable and that inducting students into exploring what it is to be human is one of the highest forms of care. I imagine that important reasons for writing this book at this time are the ever-expanding content of curricula, the excessive demands on lecturing staff, and the relentless pressure in clinical settings which mean that many staff do not have the time to stand back, take stock and review where they have got to. I believe Nicola Clarke has made a significant contribution to nursing literature in highlighting an aspect of learning that can only become more important as further changes take place in health care provision. This text would be high on my reading list were I to start my nurse training over again.” Peter Nolan, Professor of Mental Health Nursing (Emeritus) “Reflection is often a misunderstood concept for nursing staff. This book demystifies what is essentially a complex subject and makes it accessible in an easy to read format. Nicola Clarke’s passion for reflection shines throughout this book. As you progress there are a number of exercises and action points which allow you to experience the reflection process in your own learning. This is supplemented with case studies which bring the learning to life. Each chapter also benefits from a succinct end of chapter summary to reinforce your understanding. I would like to commend the author as this is a well-timed addition to the body of knowledge for mental health nursing students and is relevant now as it will be in the future. I would recommend this book to all nurses and I will be referring my students to this book as an essential text on their journey to discover their reflective voice.” Manyara N Mushore, Course Director, BSc Mental Health Nursing, London South Bank University, UK
Categories: Medical

The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change

The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change

Action Learning is a continuous cycle: the end of each learning cycle becomes the beginning of the next cycle. ... To become more conscious of our “experience” while acting, can impact on the next step quite dramatically.

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Publisher: The Barefoot Collective

ISBN: 9780620432405

Category: Organizational change

Page: 165

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"This is a practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways as they strive to make their contributions to a more humane society. It has been developed by the Barefoot Collective. The guide, with its supporting website, includes tried and tested concepts, approaches, stories and activities. It's purpose is to help stimulate and enrich the practice of anyone supporting organisations and social movements in their challenges of working, learning, growing and changing to meet the needs of our complex world. Although it is aimed at leaders and facilitators of civil society organisations, we hope it will be useful to anyone interested in fostering healthy human organisation in any sphere of life"--Barefoot Collective website.
Categories: Organizational change

The Complete Guide to Service Learning

The Complete Guide to Service Learning

The cycle of student reflection is completed with feedback from you. ... Even second grade students delight in composing questions for their classmates to think about regarding the value and experience of ... Impact of the service.

Author: Cathryn Berger Kaye

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575421339

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Presents tips and advice for professionals who are creating or overseeing service-learning programs.
Categories: Education