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Award-winning author details a clear, research-based process for implementing PLCs to improve student learning. Included are practical strategies, activities, exercises, and troubleshooting tips for coaches.

Introduction
Introduction
The Call for PLCs

In September 1980, the year I began my teaching career, I arrived early on the first day at Sorrington1 High School, a public high school in the greater Hartford, Connecticut, area, for the first day of a two-day staff in-service. I don't recall any new teacher orientation in-service, as is customary now. Everybody showed up a mere two days before the students came. After the usual barrage of welcomes, announcements of weddings and new babies, introduction of new staff (which included me, a then baby-faced 21-year-old), OSHA film clips, insurance and benefits meetings, and such, I met individually with my immediate supervisor, Agnes Zorba,1 who was the chairperson of the math department. During that meeting with Ms. Z (as the staff ...

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