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Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™

A Guide to the First Year

Get a play-by-play guide to implementing PLC concepts. Each chapter begins with a story focused on a particular challenge. A follow-up analysis of the story identifies the good decisions or common mistakes made in relation to that particular scenario. The authors examine the research behind best practice and wrap up each chapter with recommendations and tools you can use in your school.


  • Get a compelling, accessible narrative to grasp PLC problems and solutions.
  • Read the book cover to cover or select chapters for minilessons.
  • Gain reproducible tools you can use in your own schools.

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Prologue: A New Beginning
Chapter 1: Starting With a Vision
Chapter 2: Empowering the Core Team
Chapter 3: Creating Trust
Chapter 4: Supporting Team Development
Chapter 5: Negotiating Personalities and Conflict
Chapter 6: Experiencing Frustration
Chapter 7: Connecting Data Analysis and Instructional Improvement
Chapter 8: Building a Collective Intelligence
Epilogue: Equal Parts Looking Back and Looking Forward