Integrating the four Tools of Cultural Proficiency with the PLC framework, this guide provides school leaders with practical strategies for building equity-focused PLCs to help all students achieve.

Getting Centered: The Tools of Cultural Proficiency

Getting centered: The tools of cultural proficiency

Most people I meet want to develop more harmonious and satisfying relationships—in their organizations, communities, and personal lives. But we may not realize that this desire can only be satisfied by partnering with new and strange allies—curiosity and disturbance.

—Margaret Wheatley, 2001, p. 1

Getting Centered

Margaret Wheatley (2001) invites us, as educators, to give up our certainties and rely on each other to find our way to new discoveries and learning. She challenges us to recognize that we cannot accomplish our learning goals alone. We need each other. In today's complex educational environments, more than ever before, we need each other. In response to this need, many educators have developed communities of practice and ...

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