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Leading through quality questioning : creating capacity, commitment, and community / Jackie Acree Walsh, Beth Dankert Sattes.


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Walsh, Jackie A.
Publication date:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, c2010.
  • Book
  • xviii, 125 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-117) and index.
  • List of Tables and Figures Preface: What Have We Learned From Our Work? Quality Questioning is Not Just for the Classroom Anymore Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. Quality Questioning: Why Is This an Important Practice for Leaders of Learning Communities? 2. Questioning as a Process: What Are the Essential Elements? 3. Maximizing: How Can Leaders Increase Individual and Collective Capacity? 4. Mobilizing: How Do Leaders Build Constituent Commitment to Act? 5. Mediating: How Does Quality Questioning Help Create Common Ground? 6. Monitoring: How Do Leaders Use Quality Questioning to Facilitate Reflection on Progress Toward Identified Goals? 7. Promoting Adult Learning and Growth in Schools: How Can Leaders Nurture Communities of Quality Questioners? Resource A: Examples of Closed and Open-Ended Questions Resource B: Structured Group Processes That Engage Members of the School Community in Thinking and Dialogue Resource C: The Quality Questioning Quotient (QQQ): A Self-Assessment References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
'A leader's job is not to have all of the right answers, but to ask the right questions. Not only does this book address self-inquiry for school leaders, it offers tools and learning support for leaders committed to improving and refining their inquiry-based leadership' - Betty Burks, Deputy Superintendent, San Antonio ISD, TX, USA 'This is an invaluable handbook for those eager to listen differently to people, enter into dialogue about sensitive topics, and structure opportunities for people to talk constructively'-Joellen Killion, Deputy Executive Director, National Staff Development Council 'Walsh and Sattes have captured the essence of one of the key features of a good leader: the ability to coach others. Their quality questioning framework helps school leaders understand that the way they structure a question can be the key to building organizational capacity' - Yvonne V. Thayer, Certified Professional Coach Senior Director, Making Middle Grades Work, Southern Regional Education Board, GA, USA 'A must-read for all school leaders. This practical guide on how to create an inquiry-oriented approach to decision making enables adult learners in the school to sustain school improvement' - Betsy Rogers, School Improvement Specialist, Jefferson County School District, AL, USA 'The Leading through Quality Questioning Framework is a clear and concise way to get the big picture of how questioning can be used to foster a culture of continuous improvement. The chapters that follow allow the reader to put the meat on the bones of the framework' - Christopher Corallo, Director of Staff Development Henrico County Public Schools, Richmond, VA, USA Quality questioning is a process for engaging individuals in reflection, critical thinking, and collaboration. The authors demonstrate how questions, not answers, drive school improvement and growth for a learning community. This handbook for school and council leaders applies the principles of the best-selling book Quality Questioning to four critical leadership functions: - Maximizing individual and organizational capacity - Mobilizing individuals and groups to build ownership and commitment across a community - Mediating conflict by helping individuals find common ground and focus on shared purpose - Monitoring progress toward identified goals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Sattes, Beth D. (Beth Dankert)

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