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Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, Third Edition by Peter Block

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CHAPTER 18

TEACHER AS CONSULTANT

Ward Mailliard is a high school teacher who is exploring a different way of teaching in service of producing a different kind of learning. His pursuit of a more powerful way of teaching was inspired, in part, by reading Flawless Consulting. He decided that if he wanted to make more of an impact on student learning, something more dramatic or radical was required than trying harder with the traditional conversations about teacher performance, curriculum, consequences, or measurements. He determined that he needed to look at himself and reexamine the nature of the contract between him and his students. Using the approach and terminology from this book, he experimented with giving up the expert role of the teacher ...

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