Methods for Facilitation

At its core, school improvement is a learning process that requires making space for educators to come together, share their own expertise, reflect on research, and adapt and implement new ideas. Doing this effectively takes a skilled facilitator who ensures that great ideas become lasting, equitable practices that truly support all students.

The guides and tools in this series explore principles, skills, and activities for effectively facilitating school teams engaged in improvement efforts.

  1. Principles: Facilitation for Transformation
  2. Skills: Building Capacity as a Facilitator
  3. Activities: Structuring Professional Learning


An introduction to the approach and research behind facilitating school improvement efforts in service of a just and equitable education system.


This guide provides an overview of five skills that are essential for effective facilitation of educators: listening, questioning, engaging, connecting, and sustaining.