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DeLong, Douglas J. – Principal Leadership, 2008
Having professional learning communities in place enables teachers and staff members to provide targeted assistance to students who need it. This article discusses Chardon (Ohio) High School's professional learning community program which provides time and support for students and teachers. Through the program, the teachers meet every week during…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration, Resource Allocation, Educational Strategies
Eaker, Robert; Keating, Janel – Solution Tree, 2011
What would a learning community look like "if we really meant it" when we committed to ensuring the learning of each student? What would we consider good enough for our own children? In "Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom," the authors suggest that these two questions drive PLC leaders to embed PLC at Work[TM] practices in their entire…
Descriptors: Leadership, Principals, Educational Change, Boards of Education
Gregory, Gayle H.; Kuzmich, Lin – Corwin Press, 2007
Sustaining results-oriented team efforts is hard work, and achieving diversified solutions to complex issues over time requires commitment an creativity. To support the momentum of learning communities, this book provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff.…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Workshops, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Strategies
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Hargreaves, Andy; Goodson, Ivor – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2006
Purpose: This article presents the conceptual framework, methodological design, and key research findings from a Spencer Foundation-funded project of long-term educational change over time. Research Design: Based on more than 200 interviews, supplementary observations, and extensive archival data, it examines perceptions and experiences of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Administration, Secondary Schools, Research Methodology
Blankstein, Alan M. – Corwin Press, 2004
The author builds upon a foundation which identifies courageous school leadership and the professional learning community as the center of effective school reform. The author offers six guiding principles steps for creating and sustaining a high-performing school: (1) Common mission, vision, values, and goals: (2) Systems for prevention and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Decision Making, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship
Murphy, Carlene U.; Lick, Dale W. – Corwin Press, 2004
Used by hundreds of schools and school districts across the country, the Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-driven, holistic process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. While providing a step-by-step methodology for the development and implementation of successful WFSGs, this newest edition of Murphy…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Strategies, School Culture
Loughridge, Mary E.; Tarantino, Loren R. – Corwin Press, 2004
What is the best way to share leadership duties while creating successful learning communities? What is the best way to help teachers improve their practice while also tracking student achievement? With this resource for effective leadership, answers will be found to these tough questions for every member of a school team. This book takes a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, School Culture, School Restructuring, Parent Participation
Lick, Dale W.; Murphy, Carlene U. – Corwin Press, 2006
The Whole-Faculty Study Group (WFSG) System is a student-centered, teacher-driven process for facilitating major staff development and schoolwide change. When applied properly, it has produced extraordinary results for thousands of educators and students in schools and school districts across the country. The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook…
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Strategies, School Restructuring