Inspirational Stories

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The Journey to Collaboration at Eastside

The Arkansas Department of Education and Solution Tree have established a partnership to develop and expand the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process within . . . Read more

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Rhodes to Success

In 2010 when I was the principal at Fremont Junior High in Mesa Public Schools, our district began a journey to assuring success for all students by becoming a Professional . . . Read more

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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

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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

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Focusing on Student Learning (Oskaloosa, Iowa)

We are currently in only our second year as a PLC, but by the progress we are making you might think we have been at it longer. It really is a testament to the dedicated, . . . Read more

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Winning Streaks

Washington Elementary School serves a student population of approximately 30% ELL and 90.1% receiving free and reduced lunch – the highest of any of the 20 other elementary . . . Read more

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It's Not Whether We Will Or Won't...We Must!

His name was Dylan, and he was definitely not a world-renowned educational expert. Dylan was not an educational author, researcher—not even a great student for that matter. . . . Read more

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Filling the Cracks: PLCs and Low Income Student Achievement

In 2008, our low income(free/reduced lunch) population was frequently the same list as our "at risk" students. Many times I found myself trying to track these students . . . Read more

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Hurricane Deck Elementary (Laurie, MO)

The Camdenton R-III School District is an economically diverse rural school district located in one of Missouri’s highest grossing tourist regions. The district enrolls . . . Read more

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Lakeville Area Learning Center (Lakeville, MN)

Over the thirty years of my teaching career, I have attended many workshops, conferences, and seminars, and only two of them have been “teacher (and hopefully student) . . . Read more

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Park View Middle School

Despite huge budget cuts, one middle school principal is happy that his staff has spent the last 4 years working together on a system of supports within the school day. In . . . Read more

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Winston Churchill Elementary School

Never Give Up "Ensuring student success" is our district motto. Yet, every teacher has that one student that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to believe that . . . Read more

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Yuma High School

Story courtesy of Yuma Pioneer Down list going down at YHS Thursday, March 12, 2009 Writer: Tony Rayl The numbers on the downlist are going down as the students' . . . Read more

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Southmoreland Middle School

The true meaning of success! I have been teaching in the same school for over 10 years. I always "thought" I was a good teacher, sometimes even feeling I was a great . . . Read more

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Curtis Middle School

At Curtis Middle School, we are currently in the planning stages of answering question 3 of a Professional Learning Community; What do we do when student don't learn? After . . . Read more

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