Bruce 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 classroom, learning-focused conversations for supervisors and mentors, data-driven collaborative inquiry, presentation skills, and facilitating and developing 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 co-author of numerous publications related to organization and professional development, mentoring, quality teaching, and improving professional cultures. He 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. Bruce and his wife Leslie enjoy living up a dirt road in Southern Vermont, where they enjoy natural history, birdwatching, and nature photography.
Selected publications include:
- Data Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide to Collaborative Inquiry (with Laura Lipton, MiraVia, LLC)
- Mentoring Matter: A Practical Guide to Learning-focused Relationships (with Laura Lipton, MiraVia LLC)
- Groups at Work: Strategies and Structures for Professional Learning (with Laura Lipton)
- How to Talk So Teachers Listen (with Laura Lipton, Educational Leadership)
- Shifting Rules, Shifting Roles: Transforming the Work Environment to Support Learning (with Arthur Costa and Laura Lipton, NSDC)
- The Adaptive School: Developing and Facilitating Collaborative Groups (with Robert Garmston, Roman & Littlefield)