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.
Chatper 3: Looking at Student and Teacher Work
After establishing group norms and immersing the PLC in activities that strengthen core values such as honesty and trust, it is time to move the focus from interpersonal dynamics to one more centrally targeted on student learning. Just as protocols guided the group through the process of establishing group norms and identifying individual styles, protocols are also suited for looking at student and teacher work. The values are much the same—honesty and trust—and the practice of PLCs col-laboratively examining and discussing student and teacher work fosters continued growth in interpersonal team dynamics.
As mentioned in Chapter 1, the Essential Tasks of Authentic PLCs are as follows:
- Looking at student and teacher work
- Designing quality CFAs