Teacher Study Groups (Video)

Teacher study groups are a wonderful tool for building a reflective, research-based community within schools. This video provides a window into the study group process as literacy specialist Jennifer Allen facilitates a group exploring ways to improve writing workshops. Showing excerpts from the fall and spring meetings of the group, the video details the evolution of thinking and discussion as practices are introduced and tried in the classroom, and as reflections on those successes and failures are shared among the members of the group.

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Teacher study groups are a wonderful tool for building a reflective, research-based community within schools. This video provides a window into the study group process as literacy specialist Jennifer Allen facilitates a group exploring ways to improve writing workshops. Showing excerpts from the fall and spring meetings of the group, the video details the evolution of thinking and discussion as practices are introduced and tried in the classroom, and as reflections on those successes and fail...read more

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Allen is a literacy specialist in grades 3-5 for the Waterville, Maine, school district, where she works as a reading coach and leads professional development programs for teachers. Jennifer has presented her work to regional and national audiences through state literacy organizations, the International Reading Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a frequent contributor to Choice Literacy and Lead Literacy. Jennifer is the author of Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and Change and A Sense of Belonging: Sustaining and Retaining New Teachers.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction 0:25-1:15 (0:50)
  • Fall Meeting 1:16-13:24 (12:08)
  • Spring Meeting 13:27-21:17 (7:50)

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Product Details

Grade Range: 3-6
Year: 2007

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