Inspirational Stories


PLC Success

PLC Success W.E. Cherry Elementary W.E. Cherry is, no doubt, and anomaly, located in Orange Park, FL in the heart of Clay County which backs up to what has been deemed the . . . Read more


Walking the Path to Success

Three years into our PLC journey and I couldn't imagine our school without learning communities. They have transformed our school climate completely. Before we instituted . . . Read more


Transforming Professional Culture: The Unadilla Valley CSD PLC Journey

The first seven years of our journey have been similar to a roller coaster ride, fast, scary, heart stopping; however, amazing and exhilarating at the same time! See the . . . Read more


Kinard Middle School

I have been the principal of Kinard Middle School since its inception in 2004. With humble beginnings, we operated our first two years on the second floor of a high school. In . . . Read more


PLC in Full Effect

The term Professional Learning Community is fairly new to me. My district started off this school year by renaming each division within our district from Academic Division 6 to . . . Read more


Moving on up!

Arthur Elementary is located in south Oklahoma City. We serve a population of 535 students of which 98% qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. In 2011-2012, Arthur . . . Read more


A Celebration

Five years ago I walked through the doors of Glyndon-Felton Elementary School as a new principal, determined to make a difference in the lives of students as a learning leader. . . . Read more


Our PLC Process

1. Monitoring student learning on a timely basis. Teachers have worked hard and have been instructed to do formative assessments at the end of every period. Different teachers . . . Read more


Boys and Girls Club Supports Students

One of my students was having a very hard time reading at home with a large family and no space to work in peace. After many failed attempts of talking with parents and . . . Read more


Using Close Reading to Kick-Start Your PLC and Start the Shift to the Common Core

George Knights, PLC at Work™ associate and Director of PLC and Assessment in Newport-Mesa Unified School District; with Dr. Kirk Bauermeister, Principal of Estancia High . . . Read more


Liberal High School

Following the 2008-2009 school year, Liberal High School was identified in the bottom 15% of lowest performing high schools in the state. Three years later, Liberal High School . . . Read more


We're On Our Way!!

Great Falls Elementary School is a Title I school in rural Chester County in South Carolina, situated approximately halfway between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC. The percentage . . . Read more


Working in PLCs: Reflections on Collaboration From Australia

Background In 2010, Strathmore Secondary College elected to introduce Professional Learning Communities. On a trial basis these were teams of four or five teachers who were . . . Read more


Recipe for Response: One School’s Strategy For Responding to Struggling Learners

Public Schools are striving to meet the needs of a far more diverse learning population. As funds dwindle each year, teachers need to find creative ways of providing meaningful, . . . Read more


Creating a Culture of Collaboration

Moving 50+ teachers into a brand new school is a challenge on many levels. Most obvious is the challenge the principal of this school faced ensuring all staff work together as a . . . Read more

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