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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.

The Business of PLCs
The Business of PLCs
PLCs in Context
The Evolution of PLCs

It's impossible to pinpoint exactly, but an argument could be made that the earliest incarnation of PLCs came from the work of Ted Sizer and the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) in the late 1980s. They were called Critical Friends Groups (CFGs) back then, not PLCs, but they were based on many of the same guiding principles: groups of 6–12 teachers meeting regularly to look at teaching and learning in ways that improve their craft through focused dialogue and honest examination of their work and the work of their students. I was part of CFGs back then, trained to coach a CFG, and later assigned to train other coaches to lead their own ...

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