Book Title: Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLCs at Work (Help Lead and Sustain Your School Improvement Process)
Publisher: Solution Tree
Author: Richard Dufour
Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You'll move beyond isolated pockets of excellence while allowing every person in your school system from teachers and administrators to students the opportunity to be an instrument of lasting cultural change. Combining Richard DuFour s extensive knowledge on what professional learning communities look like, how to create professional learning communities, and the benefit of professional learning communities for students and teachers with Michael Fullan s best-practice research for meaningful change in schools, districts, and whole systems, this book takes PLCs to the next level.
- Determine how a systemic approach to PLCs is essential to a collaborative culture.
- Achieve coherence and clarity necessary to maintaining a healthy PLC.
- Find a balance between maintaining focus and generating creativity.
Introduction: Systemic PLCs
Chapter 1: Clarity Precedes Competence
Chapter 2: Creating Coherence and Clarity
Chapter 3: The Loose-Tight Dilemma
Chapter 4: The Loose-Tight System in Action
Chapter 5: Sustaining the Improvement Process
Afterword: Thinking (and Doing) Bigger
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