Every single one of us is a learner at any and every stage in life. Part of how we navigate that learning is through understanding that reflection is part of the process. One of the ways we continue to grow and improve is taking time to look at
We have been advocates for, and practitioners of, professional learning communities for many years. We have seen all kinds of things called a “professional learning community”—from book discussions to staff meetings to deep conversations about student’s learning. In fact, we have categorized our experiences with
How do we move from teams solely talking about improving student learning to actually building efficacy for students, teachers, and teams?
The answer: Impact Teams.
As an educator, you may be currently working in a teacher team where you meet regularly to share expertise and work collaboratively
It’s often this time of the year that I hear my peers, colleagues, and friends utter the phrase “I would exercise more if I had more time”… “I’m going to clean out the garage once I find the time”… I will clean out my closets
This month we sat down with Karl Clauset, co-author of Schools Can Change and Schoolwide Action Research for Professional Learning Communities, to talk about how professional learning models have changed and new ways to promote teacher collaboration.
Q: In your work with school leadership teams to
In our previous post, 7 Features of Culturally Responsive PLCs, we talked about “transformative teacher learning” as an essential outcome of a Professional Learning Community. Transformative learning involves not only acquiring new strategies, but also examining the values and beliefs that drive one’s practice. Our
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Collaboration can be shallow or deep, a way to maintain business as usual, or a driver for collective change. To go deep together with the collective trust and courage essential for asking and acting on tough questions, we need