Bruce Wellman

Bruce Wellman is Co-Developer of The Adaptive School as well as Co-Director of MiraVia LLC. He consults with school systems, professional groups and organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally presenting workshops and courses for teachers and administrators on the patterns and practices of learning-focused classrooms, learning-focused conversations for supervisors and mentors, presentation skills and facilitating and developing collaborative groups.

Mr. Wellman is an award-winning writer whose work has been honored by the Education Writers Association and the National Staff Development Council. He is the author and coauthor of numerous publications related to organization and professional development, mentoring, quality teaching and improving professional cultures.

Mr. Wellman has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, and staff developer in the Oberlin, Ohio and Concord, Massachusetts public schools. He holds a B.A. degree from Antioch College and a M.Ed. from Lesley College.

Selected publications include: Mentoring Matters: A Practical Guide to Learning-focused Relationships (with Laura Lipton, MiraVia LLC), Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide to Collaborative Inquiry (with Laura Lipton, MiraVia LLC), Learning-focused Supervision: Developing Professional Expertise in Standards-Driven Systems (with Laura Lipton, MiraVia LLC), The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups (with Robert Garmston, Rowman-Littlefield), Got Data? Now What?:Creating and Leading Cultures of Inquiry (with Laura Lipton, SolutionTree), Groups at Work: Strategies and Structures for Professional Learning (with Laura Lipton, MiraVia LLC), Learning-Focused Mentoring: A Professional Development Resource Kit (with Laura Lipton, MiraVia LLC), Pathways to Understanding: Patterns and Practices in the Learning-Focused Classroom (with Laura Lipton, MiraVia LLC), Presentations that Teach and Transform (with Robert Garmston, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). Bruce is available via email at: [email protected] and on Twitter at:

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