Professional Learning Communities - Steve Barkley

Can a PLC Group of Teachers Become a Team?

The word team is frequently used in schools to describe various groupings of people that are working under different understandings of what their relationships with each other are and what […]

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Connecting Vulnerability and Trust

Adam Grant conducted an interview around how trust works and how it can be built, with Daniel Coyle, the author of “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups.“ […]

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Developmental Stages for Leaders and PLCs

In a paper that focuses on developing leaders, Nick Petrie, illustrates that our thinking is influenced by our developmental stages similar to Piaget’s identification of children’s developmental stages. He identifies […]

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Learning Through Learning Walks

Guest Blog: Tracy Fasick I have had the pleasure of working with Tracy and the staff at Manheim Central School District over the past five years. When I read her […]

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Professional Learning Conversations

I focused on the phrase “professional learning conversations” while reading an article by Dr. Kristine Needham titled 5 Conversations for Professional Growth. She explores the terms ‘professional conversations’, ‘learning conversations’, […]

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Noise, Grades, and Evaluations

I had another one of those connecting insights moments while on my daily walk, listening to a podcast. I had been in a conversation earlier in the week with a […]

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