ERIC Number: EJ829647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Reference Count: 3
Leader & Learner
Hirsh, Stephanie; Hord, Shirley M.
Principal Leadership, v9 n4 p26-30 Dec 2008
One of the most powerful ways for principals to extend their learning is to participate in professional learning communities (PLCs), forums that are explicitly designed to convene educators for learning so that students perform at higher levels. Principals can use PLCs to their professional advantage in two significant ways: (1) by participating with teachers in PLCs that are designed for schoolwide learning; and (2) by working with other principals to learn specifically about school leadership and other topics. Whether the principal participates in a school-based, a district-based, or a community-based PLC, the benefits will include increased satisfaction, higher efficacy, professional renewal, and support for student improvement.
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Federal Legislation
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site: http://www.principals.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001