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Charting the Course for Leaders

Lessons From Priority Schools in a PLC at Work®

By: Sharon V. Kramer

Contributors: Jack Baldermann, Kimberly Rodriguez Cano, Joe Cuddemi, Michelle Marrillia, Rebecca Nicolas, Robin Noble, Gerry Petersen-Incorvaia, Karen Power, Michael Roberts, Tamie Sanders, Sarah Schuhl

This thorough leadership resource offers clear steps leaders can take to turn their priority school around. Discover how struggling schools can implement a strong coaching system, create and align schoolwide SMART goals, and prioritize time for collaboration to overcome obstacles and ensure learning for all.

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Strategies to boost student achievement in priority schools

This all-encompassing anthology delivers clear steps that leaders can take throughout the PLC at Work® process to turn their priority schools around. Every key topic is considered and discussed—from prioritizing time for collaboration to implementing effective coaching to aligning school and district goals. Over the course of thirteen chapters, readers will grow in their role as leaders and gain a clear vision of how to evolve their priority school into a thriving place of learning.

  • Discover how to effectively reframe accountability so everyone buys into the collective aspect of student learning.
  • Focus on creating and aligning SMART goals—schoolwide, at the collaborative team–level, and at the individual teacher–level.
  • Get ideas for extending work for proficient students, which can help boost a school’s grade.
  • Provide targeted feedback and effectively moderate and liaise within your professional learning communities.
  • Implement a strong, collaborative coaching system to support teacher development.

Related Topics

InstructionLeadershipProfessional Learning Communities at Work®Professional Learning CommunitiesSchool Improvement


Additional Information

Product Code: BKF979, EKF542

ISBN: 9781951075590

Published By: Solution Tree

“Wonderfully crafted and such powerful and applicable practices from extremely talented professionals in the world of priority schools and increasing human capital! This book covers all the bases and provides school leaders with differentiated and intentional support to help all students and teachers reach their full potential in a PLC at Work.”

Reuben J. Gresham, assistant superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Georgia

“This anthology is packed with research-affirmed practices from educators who represent an ongoing commitment to the students, teachers, schools and districts he or she supports. Chapters are organized in an explicit structure to foster best practices in teaching and improve team learning outcomes.”

Darwin P. Spiller, executive director of Title IX investigations and compliance, Richardson Independent School District, Texas

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