Learning by Doing

Author: Richard DuFour
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935249894
Format: PDF
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Like the first edition, the second edition of Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work helps educators close the knowing-doing gap as they transform their schools into professional learning communities (PLCs).

Leaders of Learning

Author: Richard DuFour
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542680
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For many years, the authors have been fellow travelers on the journey to help educators improve their schools. Their first coauthored book focuses on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and addresses how individual teachers can be most effective in leading students—by learning with colleagues how to implement the most promising pedagogy in their classrooms

Building a Professional Learning Community at Work

Author: Parry Graham
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765004
Format: PDF, Docs
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Get a play-by-play guide to implementing PLC concepts. Each chapter begins with a story focused on a particular challenge. A follow-up analysis of the story identifies the good decisions or common mistakes made in relation to that particular scenario. The authors examine the research behind best practice and wrap up each chapter with recommendations and tools you can use in your school.

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Professional Learning Communities at Work

Author: Richard DuFour
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942496632
Format: PDF
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Get all of your PLC questions answered. Designed as a companion resource to Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.), this powerful, quick-reference guidebook is a must-have for teacher teams working to build and sustain a PLC. You and your team will turn to this invaluable reference tool again and again as questions and complications arise along your PLC journey. Benefits Address the four critical questions that guide teacher collaboration through the PLC process. Review essential PLC vocabulary. Understand the qualities educators need to cultivate school improvement. Outline what students need to learn, and ascertain how to react when students either do or do not learn it. Gain tips on additional PLC books to read to dig deeper into the topics covered in this book. Contents Introduction 1 Laying the Foundation: Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals 2 Building a Collaborative Culture 3 What Do We Want Our Students to Learn? 4 How Will We Know When Our Students Have Learned It? 5 How Will We Respond When Some Students Don t Learn and When Some Do? 6 The District s Role in the PLC Process 7 Consensus and Conflict in a PLC Afterword: It s a Journey, Not a Destination"

Excellence Through Equity

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622578
Format: PDF, ePub
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Excellence Through Equity is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed. To help educators with what can at times be a difficult and challenging journey, Blankstein and Noguera frame the book with five guiding principles of Courageous Leadership: - Getting to your core - Making organizational meaning - Ensuring constancy and consistency of purpose - Facing the facts and your fears - Building sustainable relationships They further emphasize that the practices are grounded in three important areas of research that are too often disregarded: (1) child development, (2) neuroscience, and (3) environmental influences on child development and learning. You’ll hear from Carol Corbett Burris, Michael Fullan, Marcus J. Newsome, Paul Reville, Susan Szachowicz, and other bold practitioners and visionary thinkers who share compelling and actionable ideas, strategies, and experiences for closing the achievement gap in your classrooms and school. Ensuring that all students receive an education that cultivates their talents and potential is in all our common interest. As Andy Hargreaves writes in the coda: “The opportunity for all Americans is to articulate and believe in an inspiring vision of educational change that is about what the next genera¬tion of America and Americans should become, not about a target or ranking that the nation should attain.”

Cultures Built to Last

Author: Richard DuFour
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676475X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You’ll move beyond isolated pockets of excellence while allowing every person in your school system—from teachers and administrators to students—the opportunity to be an instrument of lasting cultural change.

The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders

Author: Timothy D. Kanold
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193554344X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Make the transition from traditional, whole-group reading instruction to the 21st century classroom by integrating three innovations that will dramatically improve elementary reading instruction: RTI, differentiated instruction, and technology. Detailed ex

The Art of Coaching

Author: Elena Aguilar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421027
Format: PDF
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Hands-on resources for new and seasoned school coaches This practical resource offers the foundational skills and tools needed by new coaching educators, as well as presenting an overview of the knowledge and theory base behind the practice. Established coaches will find numerous ways to deepen and refine their coaching practice. Principals and others who incorporate coaching strategies into their work will also find a wealth of resources. Aguilar offers a model for transformational coaching which could be implemented as professional development in schools or districts anywhere. Although she addresses the needs of adult learners, her model maintains a student-centered focus, with a specific lens on addressing equity issues in schools. Offers a practical resource for school coaches, principals, district leaders, and other administrators Presents a transformational coaching model which addresses systems change Pays explicit attention to surfacing and interrupting inequities in schools The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation offers a compendium of school coaching ideas, the book's explicit, user-friendly structure enhances the ability to access the information.

The Practice of Authentic PLCs

Author: Daniel R. Venables
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141298663X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book for school leaders details how to implement authentic PLCs in schools and districts. Its aim is not to sell the work of PLCs, but rather to assist school leaders and teachers in developing the knowledge and tools necessary to do the work of building and sustaining real PLCs. Grounded in Venables' foundational training and work with the Coalition for Essential Schools, this book unites collaboration, facilitation, data inquiry, using protocols for student and teacher work, designing comprehensive formative assessments (CFAs) and planning data-based instructional intervention into one cohesive handbook. In a step-by-step manner, this book lays out how to establish and do the work of PLCs right the first time. And for schools already dabbling with teacher collaboration and who have instituted a version of PLCs-lite, this work can help existing groups go deeper in the doing the work of authentic, effective PLCs.