For an overview of PLCs, see What Is a “Professional Learning Community”?

Successful PLCs are committed to professional learning for continuous improvement. Here you’ll find our officially recommended readings on foundational questions and implementation issues, as well as news on successful PLC districts and schools. (Note: Articles are subject to copyright laws. Please secure the permission of the copyright owner before duplicating.)

Leading Edge: Procrastination Can Sink Even the Best School Improvement Plan

DuFour, R.
Journal of Staff Development 24(1), 77–78.

Leading Edge: The Best Staff Development Is in the Workplace, Not in a Workshop

DuFour, R.
Journal of Staff Development 25(2).

Leading in Professional Learning Communities

Eaker, R., & Gonzalez, D.
National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal 24(1), 6–13.

The Learning-Centered Principal

DuFour, R.
Beyond Instructional Leadership 59(8), 12–15.

Learning From the Corporate Giants

DuFour, R.
The Executive Director 7(12), 18-20

Learning Teams: When Teachers Work Together, Knowledge and Rapport Grow

Richardson, J.
Tools for Schools 5(1).

Learning With Blogs and Wikis

Ferriter, B.
Educational Leadership 66(5), 34–38.

Linking Research and Practice: The Consumer Validation Approach

Eaker, R., & Huffman, J.
Roeper Review 6(4), 236–237.

Looking Outside

DuFour, R.
Journal of Staff Development 22(2). 64-65.

Make Time for Collaboration

Many, T.
TEPSA News 8–9.

Making a Difference, One Child at a Time

Wilhelm, T.
Leadership 38(5), 26-31.

Making Diamonds Top-Down Pressure and Bottom-Up Support

Many, T.
TEPSA News 8–9.

Making Time for Collaboration. Adapted from Learning by Doing: A Professional Learning Community at work

DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T.
In Learning by Doing: A Professional Learning Community at Work (pp. 95–97) Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Making Small Groups Productive

Newmann, F.
Issues in Restructuring Schools 2, 1–3.

Matching Classroom Instruction With Common Assessments

Many, T.
TEPSA Journal 6–8.
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