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    DescriptionIn this addition to the Essentials for Principals series, authors Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour continue to provide aspiring and experienced principals with useful strategies for creating high achieving professional learning communities in their schools. The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work is based on the following assumptions: 1.The school's job is to ensure high levels of student learning. 2.The process of fulfilling that responsibility entails developing professional learning communities through staff. 3.It is the principal's job to lead the effort to create a professional learning community that fosters high levels of learning for students through processes that promote adult learning. The School Leader's Guide does not list chronological steps principals must follow to achieve its PLC, but rather provides sound, research-based strategies and suggestions to help principals address specific challenges that inhibit PLCs in their schools. Chapter 1 helps principals initiate and lay the foundation for PLCs. Chapter 2 analyzes how principals lay the structure to support collaborative team processes, while chapter 3 distinguishes between teams and groups and what tools should be used to create teams. Chapter 4 emphasizes the point of being collaborative to promote high levels of student learning, and chapter 5 focuses on effective monitoring strategies for principals. Chapter 6 explores how student progress should drive a continuous improvement process. How to implement intervention systems to aid struggling students is the focus of chapter 7. Chapter 8 helps principals reflect on their communication effectiveness, and chapters 9 and 10 focus on sustaining school improvement initiatives and informing principals of the important role they play in helping their team members believe in themselves.


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    Title
    The School Leaders's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work
    Subtitle
    Essentials for Principals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard DuFour, By (author) Rebecca DuFour
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781935543367
    ISBN 10: 1935543369
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: JHBC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JNF
    BISAC V2.8: EDU032000, EDU046000, EDU034000
    BIC subject category V2: JNKH
    DC22: 370.711
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 370.711
    DC22: 370.71/1
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: EDU037000, EDU001040
    LC classification: LB1731 .D75 2012
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Solution Tree
    Imprint name
    Solution Tree
    Publication date
    31 January 2012
    Review quote
    "Rick and Becky DuFour thoroughly discuss the key elements of working in a PLC and provide specific examples of how to imbed these practices into daily work. This much-needed resource will enable any school interested in improving student learning to excel. An invaluable resource for every building administrator. " -- Ed Rafferty "Superintendent, School District 54, Schaumburg, Illinois"