Through his well-researched, wise book, David Allen opens our eyes to the many ways in which the cores of teaching and rehearsing are the same: groups of people in a room, solving problems, building something together.--Marcus Geduld, Artistic Director, Folding Chair Classical Theatre Company, New York
Into an era obsessed with describing and prescribing learning and teaching often in the most desiccated ways comes a refreshing book, the product of boundary-crossing research. The explanations of the functions of 'Exquisite Pressure and Cumulative Progression' are alone worth the price.--Joseph P. McDonald, Professor of Teaching and Learning, New York University"
David Allen's book is intelligent and insightful as well as useful in practice. A wonderful read.--Anne Bogart, artistic director, SITI Company, New York City
Applying the model to elementary and high school teacher learning groups, it demonstrates how teachers, coaches, and administrators can use it to foster meaningful professional learning and instructional improvement. The book provides not only new ways of thinking about teacher learning in schools, but also frameworks and specific tools to bring teacher learning as collective creation to life.