This step-by-step guide is for teachers interested in collaborating with their peers to promote mutual professional development and share in the satisfactions
of the profession. It integrates the principles of self-directed learning and critical reflection into a system in which teachers alternate in serving as coaches to one another. The book explains how to select professional development goals, how to reach those goals, and how to document growth. It details several strategies for effective face-to-face coaching. It also addresses the personal aspects of collaboration, including how to connect with a suitable peer, how to support one another,
and how to end a collaborative relationship productively.
"Moran provides a practical, hands-on "nuts and bolts" manual to help groups of colleagues plan and carry out a collaborative, 10-step professional development program…Educators of adults
in all possible settings--from local, community-based programs to colleges and universities--will want to obtain this volume and put it immediately to use." -- Trenton R. Ferro, PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning, Vol. 12, 2003