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Foord, Kathleen A.; Haar, Jean M. – School Administrator, 2012
Books by education experts and speakers at national professional conferences have inspired many school leaders to initiate professional learning communities (PLCs). Sustaining them effectively to raise student achievement is another matter. How can one know whether a PLC is moving toward a desired outcome? Measuring effectiveness requires an…
Descriptors: Evidence, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Educational Change
Fullan, Michael – School Administrator, 2006
If the goal is to fundamentally change the culture inside schools, people need to move beyond the superficiality of professional learning communities and focus on a system of learners. Professional learning communities are in fact about establishing lasting new collaborative cultures. Collaborative cultures are ones that focus on building the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning, School Culture, School Restructuring
Lovely, Suzette – School Administrator, 2010
In schools around the country, Gen Xers, Millennials, Baby Boomers, and even a Veteran or two are working side by side. While anyone holding a job in this shaky economy is grateful, gratitude does not make generational clashes less difficult. Adding to the mix, many Baby Boomers initially poised for a mass exodus by 2010 are holding on for dear…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Age Groups