Discover the game changer in school culture: shared leadership We all know the potential value of professional learning communities (PLCs), but why do so many fail to deliver what they set out to do? Terry Wilhelm answers this question - and more - by challenging teachers and administrators to work together once and for all to cultivate shared leadership. Brought to life on the page through simple practices and processes, Shared Leadership: The Essential Ingredient for Effective PLCs gives administrators the approach they need to ignite and sustain a successful PLC. The best part? The handbook explores shared leadership in curriculum, instruction, and assessment - making it easy for a team model to translate across all goals. How-to steps spur real change with topics such as: Developing teacher leadership and enhancing collaboration Discussion protocols to fire up team meetings Tools like meeting notes and troubleshooting tips Common dilemmas principals encounter and what to do when faced with one Pointers on maintaining a healthy culture of shared leadership Providing everything you need to develop and maintain a meaningful PLC, this handbook is the ultimate flexible sequence plan. Get ready to recreate your school culture built on the tenets of effective PLCs with this book as your guide. “This is the most comprehensive collection of current research and effective practices for successful, sustainable, school change available. It includes solid, practical guidance on the essential tools and processes needed to take our team's efforts to the next level, and will undoubtedly become our manual for continuous improvement, districtwide.” Anne M. Lundquist, Superintendent Red Lake School District #38, Minnesota “Terry Wilhelm provides a unique perspective on a critical aspect of the PLC process - shared leadership. As the PLC movement continues to proliferate, such guidance is both needed and timely.” Robert J. Marzano, CEO Marzano Research

Guiding Coalition Meeting Leading as Optimizers and Affirmers to Build Collective Efficacy

Guiding Coalition Meeting Leading as Optimizers and Affirmers to Build Collective Efficacy

Guiding Coalition Meeting: Leading as Optimizers and Affirmers to Build Collective Efficacy

I saw an angel in the stone, and carved to set it free.


A characteristic of schools that are advanced on the professional learning community (PLC) journey is teachers’ widely held conviction that all students can achieve outcomes of significance. It is unusual for those working in traditional teacher isolation to hold this belief strongly, although exceptions occasionally emerge, such as Jaime Escalante, math teacher at Garfield High School, located in one of the most impoverished areas of Los Angeles, featured in the film Stand and Deliver.

Escalante’s personal efficacy is evident throughout the film. Early on, he tells a class, “This is ...

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