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Book Study: From Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reframing Our Work by Ann Pelo and Margie Carter, 2018

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Please join us as we welcome Author Ann Pelo to our February 27th Book Study

NJEEPRE is proud to announce that Ann Pelo, Co-author of From Teaching to Thinking will be joining our final Book Study discussion via Video Conference. We are looking forward to continuing our dialogue with Ann Pelo as we consider our role as leaders promoting community and collaboration within our own pedagogical contexts.

Ann Pelo writes, “Professional learning is focused on bringing teachers, children, families, and administrators together as a research collective - as a community that learns.”

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In From Teaching to Thinking, Ann Pelo and Margie Carter invite us to inquire into new ways of viewing our pedagogy, children’s learning, engaging families and communities in our work, and how to develop leadership that supports these new perspectives. Ann Pelo and Margie Carter take an ecological view of the work of teachers and schools that leads to including a broader community than just the school itself.

In our meetings, we will be exploring every aspect of teaching and learning, beginning with the idea that we are going to write “a new story”, a story of our work that has at its heart inquiry – inquiry of ourselves, our lived experiences, beliefs, and values, and how to begin to anchor our organizations in which we work as an inclusive system with a revised vision, a strong set of agreed upon values ultimately reflected in the culture of our schools.

Ann Pelo and Marge Carter have developed a tool to help us reimagine our work, a protocol for disciplined and reflective study, a process that an organization can adopt to put its values and commitments into action, providing a structure that is followed for all conversations, which leads to creating “collective understandings” (p.171): The Thinking Lens (p.164). The Thinking Lens for Learning Together with Children includes (1) Know yourself – open your heart to this moment, (2) Take the Children’s Point of View, (3) Examine the Environment, (4) Collaborate with others to expand perspectives, (5) Reflect and take action (p. 165-166).

We look forward to stimulating discussions anchored in the ideas presented by Ann Pelo and Marge Carter.

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