Learning by Doing 3rd Edition

Discover how to close the knowing-doing gap and transform your school or district into a high-performing PLC. The powerful third edition of this comprehensive action guide updates and expands on new and significant PLC topics. Explore fresh strategies, tools, and tips for hiring and retaining new staff, creating team-developed common formative assessments, implementing systematic interventions, and more.

See the companion resource, Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™.

Benefits

  • Build a shared knowledge of critical vocabulary and the concepts underlying key PLC terms.
  • Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to model effective reciprocal accountability.
  • Make honest assessments of your school by examining conventional practices from a fresh, critical perspective.
  • Take immediate and specific steps to close the knowing-doing gap.
  • Move beyond planning, and start doing.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction to the Third Edition
Chapter 1: A Guide to Action for Professional Learning Communities at Work
Chapter 2: Defining a Clear and Compelling Purpose
Chapter 3: Building the Collaborative Culture of a Professional Learning Community
Chapter 4: Creating a Results Orientation in a Professional Learning Community
Chapter 5: Establishing a Focus on Learning
Chapter 6: Creating Team-Developed Common Formative Assessments
Chapter 7: Responding When Some Students Don't Learn
Chapter 8: Hiring, Orienting, and Retaining New Staff
Chapter 9: Addressing Conflict and Celebrating in a Professional Learning Community
Chapter 10: Implementing the Professional Learning Community Process Districtwide
Conclusion: The Fierce Urgency of Now

REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Conclusion

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Introduction

Chapter 3

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8