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Whole-Faculty Study Groups™ National Centers
Carlene Murphy, Executive Director
4450 Old Waynesboro Rd.
Augusta, GA 30815
706-592-6251 (phone & fax)
CarleneMurphy@comcast.net
Karl Clauset, Director
4579 El Dorado Way, #206
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-676-8001 (phone & fax)
KHClauset@comcast.net

WFSG Guiding Question

What are students learning and achieving as a result of what teachers are learning and doing in study groups?

This question represents Murphy's belief that in study groups teachers do what students need for them to do. Leaders have to keep asking: What do the students need for you to do? The following questions have an unfamiliar ring; however, the questions break new ground in how teachers think about their own professional development.

  • What do students need for teachers to do so that teachers will have a deep knowledge of what they teach?
  • What do students need for teachers to do so that teachers will be more skillful in how they teach?
  • What do students need for teachers to do so that teachers will challenge students to learn difficult and fundamental concepts?
  • What do students need for teachers to do so that teachers will give students skills to be deep thinkers and problem solvers?