There are four questions that drive the conversations of members of collaborative planning teams have as part of their Professional Learning Communities. These questions are (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, & Many, 2010):
- What is it we want our students to learn?
- How will we know if each student has learned it?
- How will we respond when some students do not learn it?
- How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency? (p. 119)
For the past several decades, schools have focused on these questions to impact students’ learning. Well, really, teams have more likely focused on the first three questions. Read more