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 6: Coach's Guide to Facilitating Protocols and Activities
In this chapter, I highlight a few key points for effectively facilitating some of the protocols discussed throughout this book, provide two additional protocols that are particularly well suited in assisting coaches in honing the interpersonal aspects of their PLCs, and address some commonly asked questions of PLC coaches doing the work.
Protocols for Team Building, Norm Setting, and Constructing Community Knowledge
(See steps in Chapter 2.) The discussion that follows this activity is central to its success and to its relevance to PLCs. After the task is accomplished, the coach asks the PLC this: What does this activity have to do with being a part of an authentic PLC? The participants share ...