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Develop the know-how to work as a collaborative team to overcome barriers and challenges in priority schools. This comprehensive anthology offers clear steps you can take to significantly improve underperforming schools.

Benefits

  • Understand how to effectively implement the PLC process to support school-improvement efforts.
  • Receive replicable research-based strategies and processes for turning around underperforming schools and districts.
  • Study the experiences of educators who have worked with priority schools and solved common challenges and pitfalls within them.
  • Explore equitable practices for working with various student populations within priority schools, such as English learners, students in need of intervention, and students who will benefit from learning extensions.
  • Understand how to collaboratively gather, analyze, and take action on data to inform school improvement efforts.

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Charting the Course for Collaborative Teams

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Teaching the Behaviors You Expect
Chapter 2: Rethinking SMART Goals to Accelerate Learning
Chapter 3: Adopting the Ten-Day Collaborative Cycle
Chapter 4: Answering the First Critical Question From an English Learner’s Point of View
Chapter 5: Getting Students to Grade-Level Reading Fast
Chapter 6: Working Together to Ensure All Students Learn Mathematics
Chapter 7: Understanding the Story Data Tell
Chapter 8: Moving From a Flooded to a Balanced Intervention Pyramid
Chapter 9: Making Proficient Students a Priority

STUDY GUIDE

REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 7

Chapter 9

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

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