Each chapter includes four elements. An opening story highlights an important event in the growth of a learning community. "Lessons From the Front Line" spotlights the successful decisions and common mistakes made by the characters in the opening story. The "Relevant Theory and Research" section introduces the theories of experts and connects them to the work of PLCs to provide readers with an approachable framework for understandingand a language for describingthe complex, yet predictable, changes that are inevitable when schools restructure as PLCs. The "Recommendations" section offers a collection of suggestions from which to draw while working through change in a building.
The lessons in Building a Professional Learning Community at Work are drawn from the authors' own experiences working as teachers, building administrators, consultants, and coaches at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. It emphasizes that powerful collaboration can happen anywhere, but it requires hard work, purposeful steps, and a deep understanding of the PLC model. The tools in this book have been tested time and again by real teachers and teams. This book serves as a guide by presenting the kinds of steps teams can take to polish professional learning in their own buildings.
|Paperback Book, 216 pages||English|
|Solution Tree (Sep. 21st, 2009)||Unknown|
|9781934009598||8.40 x 10.80 x 0.70 inches|