ERIC Number: ED530168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A PLC Journey. Classroom Tips
Daniels, Martha E.
Phi Delta Kappa International
Being involved in a PLC (professional learning community) has strengthened the author's work with students; they have shown improvement, which affirms the process. In this paper the author shares the following lessons she learned: (1) Administrative support both in word and deed is crucial; (2) Communication was vertical and horizontal; (3) Fostering independence and collegiality was tricky; and (4) The PLC implementation has been refreshing for her teaching.
Descriptors: Collegiality, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Guides, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Middle School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Administrator Role, Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa International