Facilitation Texts

Blythe, T., Allen, D., & Powell, B. S. (1999). Looking together at student work: A companion guide to assessing student learning. New York: Teachers College Press. (revised version coming out at the end of the summer)

Blythe, T., Allen, D. (2004). The facilitator's book of questions. New York: Teachers College Press.

Center for Conflict Resolution (1978). A manual for group facilitators. Madison, WI: The Center for Conflict Resolution.

Garmston, Robert J. & Wellman, Bruce M. (1999). The adaptive school: a sourcebook for developing collaborative groups. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.

Kaner, S., Lind, L., Todi, C., Fisk, S. & Berger, D. (1996). Facilitator’s guide to participatory decision-making.

Killion, J. & Simmons, L. (1992, Summer). The Zen of facilitation. Journal of Staff Development, 13, 2-5.

Mindell, A. (1995). Sitting in the fire: Large group transformation using conflict and diversity. Portland, OR: Lao Tse Press.

Mohr, N. (1996). Constructivist facilitation: When Zen is not enough. Writing Within School Reform.

Mohr, N. (1998, Summer). Constructivist zone. National Staff Development Council, 22-26.

Schwarz, R. (2002). The skilled facilitator. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

The seven characteristics of an effective facilitator. (1992, Jan/Feb). Journal for Quality and Participation.

Stanfield, R. B. (Ed.) (2000). The art of focused conversation: 100 ways to access group wisdom in the workplace. BC, Canada: The Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Vella, Jane. (2001). Taking learning to task: creative strategies for teaching adults. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.