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ERIC Number: EJ1085499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
The 5 Habits of Effective PLCs
Easton, Lois Brown
Journal of Staff Development, v36 n6 p24-29, 34 Dec 2015
This article describes the knowledge and skills that professional learning community members need to create a habit out of their desire. Habits serve educators as signposts of progress toward achieving their desires. They are interim indicators of a professional learning community's success. Ultimately, of course, professional learning communities demonstrate effectiveness by sharing both qualitative and quantitative data that document improved student achievement and well-being. In the meantime, demonstration of habits serves notice that professional learning communities are success-oriented. Professional learning communities that manifest the habits described in this article are likely to be effective and to achieve what their members desire. The following five effective habits for learning communities are presented in this article: (1) Professional learning community members are accountable; (2) Professional learning community members make effective use of important skill sets; (3) Professional learning community members focus on developing and maintaining good relationships; (4) Professional learning community members focus on and connect learning and doing; and (5) Professional learning community members operate according to a strong sense of purpose, driven by the passion they have about achieving that purpose.
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Language: English
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