Category Archives: Professional Learning Communities

The leadership of the implementation of a multi-tiered system of intervention also known as Response to Intervention (RTI) is exacting and needs to be conducted very thoughtfully.  Response to Intervention necessitates that school leaders  begin by recognizing that it is … Continue reading

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It is important to remember that private schools can form Professional Learning Communities, too.  In the St. Louis area, a group of parochial schools in the Northeast Deanery Federation of Schools is forming a PLC.  This is a great development … Continue reading

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Stanford’s class E140, Managing Technology Ventures, had a nice nugget for students on teams.  Quoting Douglas MacGregor, who was referenced by Katzenbach an Smith, the instructor provides 11 Characteristics of Effective Teams.  This list makes for a great coaching team … Continue reading

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We’re on a run with links to HBR for Tips for Teams, but it was a good month for teams at HBR.  This recommendation draws attention to Positive Intelligence, one of our favorite topics and a part of one of … Continue reading

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We are strong proponents of schools and districts adopting a consistent problem-solving approach for their organization.  While we normally advocate for the DMAIC or even the A3, we recognize that people have to adapt to environmental constraints, too.  Some schools … Continue reading

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The Association for Middle Level Education posted a concise summary of the research supporting Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).  It uses a variety of sources to lay out the key tenets of this approach to school leadership.  The authors suggest that … Continue reading

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