Michael Maffoni

Creating clarity of purpose and direction

Creating Clarity with Strategy Implementation Guides

Categories: PLC

This is part 3 in a series on coaching collaborative teams in professional learning communities. To view all posts see Coaching in a PLC at Work™.

“To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.” ―Steven Covey

Schools and districts with professional learning community (PLC) implementation understand the importance of Covey’s words. Knowing one’s destination is foundational to ensure movement, and actualizing results is the responsibility of the collective group. Knowing the steps that channel a collaborative team in the “right direction” is often a challenge. However, these steps can be clarified by creating a strategy implementation guide. Read more

Coaching in a PLC: Providing Feedback

Coaching in a PLC: Providing Feedback

Categories: PLC

This is Part 2 in a series on coaching collaborative teams in professional learning communities. To view all posts see Coaching in a PLC at Work™.

In order to maximize the growth of collaborative teams in a professional learning community (PLC), the influence and support of a coach is a foundational element to success. Regardless of who fills that role—a school administrator, instructional coach, department chair, or teacher leader—coaching matters to the implementation and sustainability of high-functioning PLCs.

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