Creating a Coaching Culture for Professional Learning Communities
Build a collaborative coaching culture that ensures all adults learn through activities that keep the team focused on student learning. This practical resource provides activities designed to meet a wide variety of needs so you can choose the ones that fit your leadership style, the learning styles of team members, and the particular needs of the school.
- Explore the role of personality type in PLC teams.
- Understand how a coaching model can ensure success in a multiyear PLC effort.
- Utilize a framework for making constructive use of differences in collaborative work and decision making.
- Get handouts and activities for each personality type.
- Gain a detailed appendix describing each of the 16 types.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Why Use These Pages?
Chapter 1: Understanding Why PLCs Need a Coaching Culture
Chapter 2: Describing a Framework for Coaching, Teaching, and Learning
Chapter 3: Coaching Yourself as a Leader
Chapter 4: Differentiating the PLC Structure
Chapter 5: Coaching for Genuine Community
Chapter 6: Coaching a Group Into a Collaborative Team
Chapter 7: Coaching for Optimal Student Engagement and Achievement
Appendix A: Descriptions of the Sixteen Types
Appendix B: Problem-Solving Model
Appendix C: Reading on Student Motivation
Appendix D: Academic Rigor Reading
Appendix E: Student Work Examples
Appendix F: Academic Rigor Task Cards
- Handout 1.1: Key Components of Effective PLCs
- Handout 1.2: Markers of a Coaching Culture
- Handout 2.1: Extraversion or Introversion: How Are You Energized?
- Handout 2.2: Sensing or Intuition: Gathering Information
- Handout 2.3: Which Test Question?
- Handout 2.4: Thinking and Feeling: Decisions
- Handout 2.5: Giving Zeros
- Handout 2.6: Judging and Perceiving: How Do You Approach Life?
- Handout 3.1: A Checklist for Loose/Tight PLC Leadership
- Handout 3.2: Sample PLC Assignment: Student-Focused Discussions Task
- Handout 3.3: Leading Effective Professional Learning Communities
- Handout 4.1: Type Preferences and Learning Needs
- Handout 4.2: The Pragmatic PLC
- Handout 4.3: The Supportive PLC
- Handout 4.4: The Collegial PLC
- Handout 4.5: The Intellectual PLC
- Handout 4.6: PLC Activities
- Handout 5.1: Collaboration Survey
- Handout 5.2: Learning Styles Summary
- Handout 5.3: Differentiating PLC Meetings for Learning Styles
- Handout 5.4: Tips for Working With Opposites
- Handout 6.1: Peer Classroom Observation Sheet
- Handout 6.2: Learning Progression for Fractions
- Handout 6.3: Noncoaching Culture or Coaching Culture?
- Handout 7.1: Learning Styles, Favorite Activities, and Motivating Words
- Handout 7.2: A Sample Running Record of Classroom Observation
- Handout 7.3: Formative Assessment and Learning Styles
- Handout B.1: Problem-Solving Model
- Handout B.2: Order in Which the Four Functions Develop
Descriptions of the Sixteen Types of Personality Styles
- Anticipation Guide: What Do You Know About Student Motivation?
- Anticipation Guide Instructions
- How Do Students Get Smart?
- What Is Rigor?
- Academic Rigor Task Cards 1
- Academic Rigor Task Cards 2
- Student Work Samples