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Shifting From Me to We

Build the foundation of a true PLC by fostering a strong, collaborative culture across your school community. This guide helps collaborative teams implement PLC best practices for continuous improvement, helping K–12 students reach their learning targets.

Benefits

  • Become familiar with the skills and concepts necessary to build a strong collaborative foundation for your PLC.
  • Study the strategies and methods used by schools that have successfully implemented a rigorous and thorough PLC process.
  • Utilize the book’s concepts and skills to experiment and develop customized procedures and strategies as a collaborative team.
  • Receive concrete learning targets that will help you develop your own process of PLC implementation.
  • Understand how to effectively spread the message of your PLC to your school board, parents, and community stakeholders.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: We’ve Met for Years, so Why Hasn’t It Changed My Practice?
Chapter 2: If We’re Collaborating, Why Aren’t You?
Chapter 3: We’re Supposed to Focus on a Few Things, but How Do We Decide What They Are?
Chapter 4: How Do You Find Time to Support Learning When There Are So Many Other Issues to Deal With?
Chapter 5: Won’t We Just Move on to Something Else Next Year?
Chapter 6: How Do We Know If We’re on the Right Track?
Chapter 7: What Can We Do to Help?

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Chapter 7

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Books

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