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A Summing Up

Learn directly from a master educator as he shares the story of his career, along with in-depth guidance for implementing the PLC at Work® process and fostering continuous school improvement. Read real-life scenarios that demonstrate the qualities of an effective leader and merits of student-centered learning.

Benefits

  • Become familiar with the story of the creation of the PLC at Work framework, as well as the personal lives of those who created it.
  • Study the foundational theories and concepts of the PLC at Work process, as well as strategic implementation and best practices in teaching.
  • Gain numerous strategies and insights for strengthening your school improvement efforts and achieving desired learning outcomes.
  • Discover best practices for improving instruction and student learning.
  • Consider the key qualities of effective leaders who successfully improve classroom instruction.
  • Read real-world examples of PLC implementation and collaborative learning.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword: Gamble, Carouse, and Explore by Douglas Reeves
Introduction: Accidental Friendships
Chapter 1: Clinical Supervision—Improving Classroom Instruction
Chapter 2: The Consumer-Validation Approach—Research Into Practice
Chapter 3: The Teacher Effects Research—Practices for Improving Instruction and Student Learning
Chapter 4: The Role of Teacher Interpersonal Behavior—Impacting Student Success
Chapter 5: The School Effects Research
Chapter 6: The Impetus of Professional Learning Communities at Work
Chapter 7: The Implementation of Professional Learning Communities at Work Concepts and Practices
Chapter 8: Absolutely Indispensable Passionate and Persistent Leadership
Chapter 9: Connie Donovan Revisited
Afterword: A Life Fulfilled by Jeffrey C. Jones

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