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In this addition to the Essentials for Principals series, authors Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour . 2. The process of fulfilling that responsibility entails developing professional learning communities through staff.

In this addition to the Essentials for Principals series, authors Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour continue to provide aspiring and experienced principals with useful strategies for creating high achieving professional learning communities in their schools. The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work is based on the following assumptions: 1. The school s job is to ensure high levels of student learning.

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The School Leader's Guide. has been added to your Cart . For the school leader who wants to investigate the Professional Learning Community (PLC) process, this is a great digest of books written by Richard DuFour and his associates. 2008) to support their argument that principals should use punishment against teachers who do not comply with the principal's directives. The concept of "punishment" has no place in education; it has gone the way of the strap, the dodo bird and, hopefully, the "zero" (Reeves, Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results).

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Are you a K–8 principal ready to implement the PLC at Work™ process? Two experienced practitioners show you how to explore the critical components needed to lay the foundation of a PLC, including how to develop a structure that supports collaborative teams, how to focus on effective.

Are you a K–8 principal ready to implement the PLC at Work™ process? Two experienced practitioners show you how to explore the critical components needed to lay the foundation of a PLC, including how to develop a structure that supports collaborative teams, how to focus on effective monitoring strategies, how to reflect on your communication effectiveness, and more. The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM - eBook.

Instead, school leaders should help all members of the school community feel attached and committed to the work. Some ways to do this including articulating a clear, specific and compelling vision; matching tasks and roles to staff members who are personally invested in them; expanding leadership roles; and making coordination easy.

In this addition to the Essentials for Principals series, authors Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour continue to provide aspiring and experienced principals with useful strategies for creating high achieving professional learning communities in their schools. The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work is based on the following assumptions:1. The school s job is to ensure high levels of student learning.2. The process of fulfilling that responsibility entails developing professional learning communities through staff.3. It is the principal s job to lead the effort to create a professional learning community that fosters high levels of learning for students through processes that promote adult learning.

The School Leader's Guide does not list chronological steps principals must follow to achieve its PLC, but rather provides sound, research-based strategies and suggestions to help principals address specific challenges that inhibit PLCs in their schools. Chapter 1 helps principals initiate and lay the foundation for PLCs. Chapter 2 analyzes how principals lay the structure to support collaborative team processes, while chapter 3 distinguishes between teams and groups and what tools should be used to create teams. Chapter 4 emphasizes the point of being collaborative to promote high levels of student learning, and chapter 5 focuses on effective monitoring strategies for principals.

Chapter 6 explores how student progress should drive a continuous improvement process. How to implement intervention systems to aid struggling students is the focus of chapter 7. Chapter 8 helps principals reflect on their communication effectiveness, and chapters 9 and 10 focus on sustaining school improvement initiatives and informing principals of the important role they play in helping their team members believe in themselves.


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Getaianne
For the school leader who wants to investigate the Professional Learning Community (PLC) process, this is a great digest of books written by Richard DuFour and his associates. In 90 pages, the authors concisely describe the PLC process, which is outlined in much greater length in books such as Learning By Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM (2nd Edition) ), 281 pages, and Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work: New Insights for Improving Schools [REVISITING PROFES-10TH ANN], 520 pages.

This book's primary audience consists of elementary and middle school leaders, but it is also valuable for administrators in high schools who want to explore the PLC process. But, it is only a digest; the authors state, "In order to lead a PLC, principals must have a deep understanding of what constitutes a PLC and what it does not (p. 3)". Therefore, I recommend that school leaders must also, at the very least, thoroughly read the two books cited in the previous paragraph.

Regrettably, the authors display a habit of misquoting, or taking out of context, several authors, such as D. Goleman et al. Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence, K. Patterson et al. Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, Robert Evans The Human Side of School Change: Reform, Resistance, and the Real-Life Problems of Innovation (Jossey-Bass Education Series) and Howard Gardner Changing Minds: The Art And Science of Changing Our Own And Other People's Minds (Leadership for the Common Good). It would be more beneficial if they did not include quotations if they are not willing to carefully read these authors and understand their full messages. For example, on page 79, they take out of context and conflate a quotation from K. Patterson et al. (2008) to support their argument that principals should use punishment against teachers who do not comply with the principal's directives. The concept of "punishment" has no place in education; it has gone the way of the strap, the dodo bird and, hopefully, the "zero" (Reeves, Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results).

What is more astounding is that they invoke Howard Gardner's work as inspiration to use punishment against teachers if necessary. Gardner is misquoted on page (78), before the misquotation of K. Patterson: Gardner describes "lever" #7 as "Resistance"; these authors state that "strategy" #7 is "Require", a very significant error. The juxtaposition of Howard Gardner's work and the discussion of punishment in the same book result in a cognitive dissonance for the serious educator.

One positive challenge the authors present to readers is to find research that refutes the PLC process. In turn, however, the authors must also carefully research the writers they quote to support their arguments for the PLC process; otherwise, the PLC process may never gain creditability from learning theorists and other educators.

Dr. John Merks
Teacher
Riverview High School
Riverview
New Brunswick
Canada
Winail
Excellent resource for all school leaders implementing PLC's!
Cha
You can't go wrong with a DeFour book. This one was a requirement for class, but I'd read it on my own. Good stuff.
Kirinaya
Most helpful in implementing PLC
The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work (Essentials for Principals) download epub
Schools & Teaching
Author: Richard DuFour
ISBN: 1935543369
Category: Education & Teaching
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Language: English
Publisher: Solution Tree (January 16, 2012)