Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work

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Solution Tree, 2006 - Education - 235 pages
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Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work helps educators close the knowing-doing gap as they transform their schools into professional learning communities (PLCs). This handbook is a guide for action that will:

[[Help educators develop a common vocabulary and consistent understanding of key PLC concepts.

[[Present a compelling argument that the implementation of PLC concepts will benefit students and educators alike.

[[Help educators assess the current reality in their own schools and districts.

[[Convince educators to take purposeful steps to develop their capacity to function as PLCs.

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Contents

A Clear and Compelling Purpose
13
Creating a Focus on Learning
43
How Will We Respond When Some Students
71
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About the author (2006)

Richard DuFour is one of North America's leading authorities on bringing PLC concepts to life in the real world of schools. He has coauthored 8 books, more than 50 articles, and 3 video series on PLC concepts, principles, and practices.Rebecca DuFour has been featured in 3 video series on effective leaders and PLCs. She has coauthored 4 books and numerous articles and has consulted with educators throughout North America as they work to create PLCs in their schools and districts.Robert Eaker has been cited as one of the nation's leading experts in helping educators translate research into practice. He is the coauthor of 7 books and numerous articles and has helped educators around the world implement PLC practices in their schools.Thomas Many is the superintendent of Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. He has led implementation of PLC concepts in the district, which as been recognized as one of the state's highest-achieving and lowest-spending districts.

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