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Hallam, Pamela R.; Smith, Henry R.; Hite, Julie M.; Hite, Steven J.; Wilcox, Bradley R. – NASSP Bulletin, 2015
Professional learning communities (PLCs) are being recognized as effective in improving teacher collaboration and student achievement. Trust is critical in effectively implementing the PLC model, and the school principal is best positioned to influence school trust levels. Using five facets of trust, this research sought to clarify the impact of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Trust (Psychology), Teamwork
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Caldarella, Paul; Hallam, Pamela R.; Christensen, Lynnette; Wall, Gary – School-University Partnerships, 2014
Professional learning communities (PLCs) are an increasingly popular strategy for improving schools. While PLCs routinely implement universal academic screening, they seldom screen for emotional and behavioral problems. This is unfortunate, as the early signs of emotional and behavioral disorders can be identified and interventions developed. The…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Screening Tests, Emotional Disturbances, Communities of Practice
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Dulaney, Shannon K.; Hallam, Pamela R.; Wall, Gary – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2013
Interest in multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) as a process for school system reform is gaining momentum nationwide. Confusion exists as to what MTSS is and how response to intervention (RtI) and professional learning communities (PLCs) are related to its implementation. This article seeks to reconcile these differences through a descriptive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data, Decision Making, Response to Intervention
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Taylor, Matthew J.; Hallam, Pamela R.; Charlton, Cade T.; Wall, D. Gary – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have become increasingly popular in schools. PLCs are groups of teachers, administrators, parents, and students who collaborate to improve their practices and focus on results (DuFour, 2004). Grade-level and department teachers participate in regularly scheduled collaborative team meetings; however, many…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Teamwork, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice
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Hallam, Pamela R.; Chou, Po Nien; Hite, Julie M.; Hite, Steven J. – NASSP Bulletin, 2012
Research indicates that mentoring programs help increase the retention of beginning teachers. School administrators may be presented with competing mentoring models, with various sources and types of support, aimed at improving beginning teacher retention. This study collected both qualitative and quantitative data under the rubric of a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Research Methodology