When a school begins its journey to become a professional learning community, it’s fairly common for teacher teams to experience a lack of clarity about their purpose. Not only are they unclear about how they’re supposed to spend their time, they might even be questioning the premise that working collaboratively could lead to improved student learning.
Kim Bailey is director of staff development and instructional support for the Capistrano Unified School District in California. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University in Orange, California.
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