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Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work®, Second Edition

Proven Insights for Sustained, Substantive School Improvement

By: Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad

Packed with research-affirmed practices, this guide offers a cutting-edge manifesto for PLC at Work® success. Sustain the work of your PLC to improve school culture, assessment practices, response to intervention, classroom instruction, and more.

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Learn how to sustain the work of collaborative teams to ensure best practices in instruction, assessment, intervention, and more.

This new edition of a classic work is written for educators invested in the moral imperative to do what’s right for all students. The authors work from the mindset that PLC at Work® is a continuous process of school improvement. The result is a revelation of best practices affirmed by the latest research and a confirmation of the power of the three big ideas and four critical questions of this proven process.

  • Discover new ideas and perspectives on school leadership and school culture.
  • Delve into greater specificity on what issues Professional Learning Communities at Work® can positively impact.
  • Learn how to effectively provide extra time and support for students who struggle and extensions for those who have already reached their learning goals.
  • Understand what research shows is ineffective for student success and why such practices should be discontinued.

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKG024, EKF586

ISBN: 9781952812576

Published By: Solution Tree

“The PLC process is the bedrock of our efforts in Arkansas to lead the United States in student-focused education. With this second edition of Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work, Dr. Eaker and his colleagues have modeled the vital concept of continuous improvement to make this essential work even more relevant and powerful for our educators and their students.”

Johnny Key, secretary, Arkansas Department of Education

“Written and revisited by those who have taken the journey before us, this book has saved me and my schools many missteps and false starts along the way to becoming true PLCs.”

Timothy S. Stuart, head of school, International Community School of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“This second edition provides a detailed—and doable—blueprint for creating the kind of schools all students deserve.”

Janel Keating, superintendent, White River School District, Buckley, Washington

Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work, Second Edition is the cornerstone canon for all things PLC. Mike Mattos and Anthony Muhammad join PLC at Work architect Bob Eaker to lend their wisdom and voices to ensure the vision of the PLC process remains true to its origins, yet responds to the modern-day realities for creating the deep schoolwide structures and the culture necessary for successful student learning.”

Timothy D. Kanold, educational consultant and author

“Educational challenges around the world have never been greater, and the case for PLCs at Work has never been more compelling. The central question of educational transformation now is whether we are serious about meeting the needs of every student, or if we will settle for merely surviving. The latter course is the path of structural inequity and mediocrity, while the transformational opportunities in the pages of this book offer hope for a rebirth of the collaborative spirit and commitment to excellence and equity that is at the heart of PLCs. In this important update to a foundational text, the authors not only continue the pioneering work of Rick DuFour and his colleagues, but also make essential contributions to sustaining the work in the future. This book is a call to action that sweeps away the dangerous detours that substitute talk for action. Don't just read this book. Study it, scribble in it, and most importantly, use it to achieve great things in your schools for every student.”

Douglas Reeves, educational consultant and author

“With this second edition of Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work, the authors did something that is extremely difficult to do: they took an outstanding book and they made it even better. This edition is a must-read for teachers and leaders who are engaged in the PLC at Work process. With new insights and current research, this book provides essential information to help any school reach high levels of learning for all students.”

Eric Twadell, superintendent, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois
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