Pete Hall

Pete Hall is a dynamic educator, speaker and author. Pete served five years as a teacher, two years as an assistant principal and 12 years as a principal. He worked exclusively in Title I schools, including Anderson Elementary School, a turnaround school in Reno, Nevada. For his tenacious and courageous leadership, Hall has been honoured with ASCD's Outstanding Young Educator Award (2004), Nevada's Martin Luther King Jr. Award (2005) and Phi Delta Kappan's Emerging Leaders Award (2009), among others. He was appointed to the Nevada Governor's Commission on Excellence in Education in 2005 and was selected to sit on the National Education Association's Great Public Schools Indicators Advisory Panel in 2010.

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  1. Pursuing Greatness: Empowering Teachers to Take Charge of Their Professional Growth

    You’ve probably heard that teaching is a journey. So . . . where are you on yours?

    That all depends on which challenges you’re currently facing. Trying to solve them all at once would lead to disorientation and burnout, so where to start? For guidance, join five of America’s leading thinkers, consultants and writers on teaching and learning as they demonstrate the power of self-reflection to achieve ever-deeper insights into your own strengths – and ever-better results from your students.

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  2. Relationship, Responsibility and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners

    In this stirring follow-up to the award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners, Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall take you to the next level of trauma-invested practice. To get there, they explain, educators need to build a "nest" - a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility and regulation. Drawing from their extensive experience working with schools, students and families throughout the country, the authors explain how to create a culture of safety in which everyone feels valued, important and capable of learning, and more. Educators have a unique opportunity to influence students’ learning, attitudes and futures.

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  3. Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (Quick Reference Guide)

    According to research, more than half of the students in the United States have experienced at least one adverse childhood event. Kristin Souers, a mental health counsellor, and Pete Hall, a former principal, present 12 practical, easy-to-implement strategies to help students living with trauma thrive in the classroom. Based on the best-selling, award-winning book Fostering Resilient Learners, this full-colour, glossy quick reference guide will give every educator the tools needed to ensure every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged in school.

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  4. Building Teacher Capacity Through Reflection (Quick Reference Guide)

    To be reflective is to be effective. Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral show teachers how to deepen their thinking and reflect on their capacity as educators to improve their effectiveness in the classroom. This full-colour, glossy quick reference guide covers the four stages of reflection, what effective self-reflection is and isn't, the five benefits of reflection, and strategies for reflecting with limited time. The guide's 32 self-reflection questions will set teachers on the path to engaging in a predictable pattern of thinking to develop, examine, and refine their thought processes in order to hone their professional practice and improve student learning.

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  5. Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice: Capacity-Building for Schoolwide Success

    How can you help teachers become self-reflective practitioners whose thoughtful approach translates into real gains for student achievement? In Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral draw on lessons learned from educators across year levels, content areas and district demographics to present a definitive guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. Armed with the book's real-life examples and research-based tools, you'll learn how to determine the current location of all stakeholders on the continuum and how teacher-leadership activities, transformational feedback and strategic coaching can move them forward. The result? A schoolwide culture that both values reflection and uses it to ensure that teachers reach their fullest potential.

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  6. The Reflective Educator: A Collaborative Approach to Building Teachers' Capacity DVD

    The Reflective Educator profiles teachers working with administrators and coaches to take charge of their professional growth and move along the path to excellence by becoming reflective practitioners. Capacity building is the focus of Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral's work, and their strategies are becoming the model for instructional coaching in schools across the country. The Reflective Educator shows that teachers are a school's most essential strength. As their capacity for success increases, so does their ability to positively affect the students they guide.

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  7. The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

    Principals navigate the dynamic complexities and subtleties of their schools every day. They promote, facilitate and lead efforts to achieve both tangible and intangible results throughout the school community. As the principalship has evolved and grown, so have the expectations of it. With that in mind, ASCD developed the Principal Leadership Development Framework (PLDF). The PLDF also offers 17 criteria of effective practice that allow leaders to focus on behaviours that have the greatest direct effect on the culture and status of learning and teaching. This book can help channel your efforts in ways that promote successful teaching and student learning.

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  8. Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

    Grounded in research and the authors' - a mental health therapist and a veteran principal - experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, year levels and educational settings. Each chapter also includes questions and exercises to encourage reflection and extension of the ideas in this book. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive and - most assuredly - learn at high levels.

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  9. Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom

    As a teacher, you work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of your students. But this kind of progress doesn't happen overnight, and it doesn't happen accidentally. It's the result of intentionality, planning, effort and thought. To help you deepen your thoughts and reflect on your capacity as an educator, Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral return to the Continuum of Self-Reflection and redesign its implementation so teachers can take charge of their own professional growth. In these pages, you'll find tool specifically made to enhance self-reflection of professional practice. You'll be able to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.

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  10. Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders

    Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral lay out a practical pathway towards higher student achievement.  Increase instructional effectiveness by implementing the principles of strength-based school improvement. Filled with clear, proven strategies and organised around two easy-to-use tools – the innovative Continuum of Self-Reflection and a feedback-focused walk-through model – this book offers a differentiated approach to coaching and supervision centred on identifying and nurturing teachers’ individual strengths and helping them reach new levels of professional success and satisfaction. Anecdotes and examples from the field ensure you know what to look for, do and say in order to start seeing positive results.

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