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Leading Professional Learning Communities: Voices from Research and Practice

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Imagine all professionals in all schools engaged in continuous professional learning!

Education experts Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers explore the school-based learning opportunities offered to school professionals and the principal's critical role in the creation, development, and support of an effective professional learning community (PLC). This book provides s
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Paperback, 163 pages
Published December 15th 2007 by Corwin Publishers
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Sandra Greenman
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This book provided an excellent rationale and road map for school leaders who seek to implement PLCs in their schools. I was fortunate to have the opportunity twice in my teaching career to work on campuses who practiced the models outlined in this book. I appreciate that Hord and Sommers did not shy away from discussing the investment of time involved in implementing PLCs. The time commitment up front and the continual training is an investment but the payoff is evident in student learning. Cre ...more
Dr.Given
I found the later chapters most useful and would like to find further reading on how to motivate and support change within the school environment. This book, along with Switch by Chip Heath are a great pairing for re-thinking the ways in which we can motivate and support teachers and students in education.
Kay
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: professional, 2011
This is the best professional book I've read in awhile. It really reshaped the way I see PLCs. One of my favorite parts: "There is power of life and death in the tongue....Speak life to those who cross your path."
Barbara Lovejoy
Mar 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a tremendous resource as we start our new school. The bottom line is student learning!
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