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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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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


Chapter Handouts

Descriptions of the Sixteen Types of Personality Styles

Student Learning