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Professional Learning Communities

In the past few weeks, I have worked with several groups examining the structures and skill sets that promote Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) focused on student achievement. Working as a […]

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Several Oregon Districts Prepare for Coaching

I recently worked in three Oregon School Districts as they invested in professional development to maximize the value of coaching programs. The following piece from Joellen Killion in the Winter […]

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Engagement for Students and Teachers

In a recent article in Education Week (July 16, 2008) Engagement is the Answer, Joseph Renzulli,, suggests schools need to adopt a new guiding principle, “No Child Left Bored”. […]

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Peer Coaching: Umbrella or Skeleton

When describing to teachers that a peer coaching program is not ”another thing”, I often suggest that it is a tool… an umbrella under which many of our existing programs […]

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The Power of Vertical Teams

For the past three years, I have been working with the staff and administrators at Twin Lakes Elementary in Hillsborough County, FL forming teaching professional learning communities that team K-2 […]

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Planning for PLCs: Connecting to Student Achievement

I recently had the opportunity to work with the administrator and teacher leaders at Eustis Middle School looking to establish a plan for teachers to work in PLCs as professional […]

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