Is Your PLC Journey Written in a Loose-Leaf Notebook?


The basic and fundamental concepts of becoming a PLC are not found in a loose-leaf notebook where selected pages can be removed at will. You cannot take out the section on creating a mission & vision and throw it away. You cannot remove the page on developing team norms and set it aside. You cannot intentionally discard the pages on the importance of building shared knowledge and establishing a common vocabulary. There are no shortcuts to the PLC process. Essential elements cannot be ignored or dismissed because they are looked upon as being too elementary, too time consuming, or simply unnecessary. Read more

Changing the Oil Before the Journey - Routine Maintenance!


Three critical questions for principals continuing on the PLC journey in 2016-2017 Read more

Who Is Steering Your School’s Bus?


In Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work™, the authors comment on common mistakes made in attempting to build consensus around a new vision of learning: “It is a . . . Read more

Drilling Deeper in a Professional Learning Community


The term professional learning communityhas become enormously popular, but the actual practices that form the framework of the professional learning community concept are much less evident in most . . . Read more

Small School PLC Implementation

Posted by Robert Eaker and Rick and Becky DuFour QUESTION: I am principal of a small school, with 1 or 2 teachers at each grade level. The collegiality/cooperation in the school is . . . Read more