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Starting a Movement

Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities

Infuse energy back into the practices of your PLC. Explore the authors' four-stage authentic alignment model, which will take you through the Why, Eye, How, and Now of transforming your school's culture. Through this inspiring guide, you'll discover how to bridge the gulf between principles and practice to cultivate an empowering environment that is committed to a cycle of continuous improvement.


  • Use the authentic alignment model to align your schools' guiding principles and staff actions.
  • Learn to express, clarify, and align beliefs so they are meaningful to teachers, staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Create maximum buy-in among all members of the school community.
  • Update practices to 21st century expectations to ensure learning for all students.
  • Support PLC implementation in your school.

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Introduction: Ready, Set, Stall . . .
Chapter 1: Wanted: Leaders at Every Level
Chapter 2: What Is Authentic Alignment?
Chapter 3: Exploring: The Why
Chapter 4: Envisioning: The Eye
Chapter 5: Connecting: The How
Chapter 6: Integrating: The Now
Chapter 7: Communication: Stories and Celebrations
Epilogue: Moving From Posters to Practice