Written for all educators, this book explores professional learning communities from a teacher's perspective. Focused chapters survey effective and collaborative team actions, instructional practices that enhance teacher efficiency, and the role teacher judgment and classroom context play in determining instructional outcomes. The authors show that shifting teachers' focus from teaching to learning creates a lasting commitment to PLC success.
Chapter 1: Looking Inside a Professional Learning Community
Chapter 2: Being a Teacher in a Professional Learning Community
Chapter 3: Working in Collaborative Teams
Chapter 4: Using the Effective Teacher's Toolbox
Chapter 5: Managing Classroom Behavior
Chapter 6: Teaching in a Results-Oriented Culture
Epilogue: Tying It All Together: Imagine Teaching in This School
Appendix: Examples of the Work of Teams
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