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.

Assessing Cultural Knowledge Through Shared Personal Practice

Assessing cultural knowledge through shared personal practice

We can create the most effective generation of leaders ever by redefining and simplifying leadership around the core concepts of professional learning communities. But no one can lead in an environment where differences in practice and learning outcomes are ignored or trivialized. No on can lead where constructive criticism feedback is regarded as an invasion of privacy, an affront to professionalism.

—Schmoker, 2006, p. 29

Getting Centered

The era of accountability that has slowly dawned over public education in this past generation has provided both challenges and opportunities. On the challenging side of the equation, as described in Chapters 1 and 4, the accountability movement has disturbed the system in many ways and has ...

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