Inspirational Stories

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Roosevelt Middle School

I'd like to share some highlights. Our school implemented PLC designs several months ago, and we have already started seeing some of the positive effects. Since the school . . . 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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Meadowview Elementary School

Meadowview Elementary School faculty, staff, and administration found success within ourselves by using the PLC model. Based upon the data received from test scores (spring 2009) . . . Read more

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Pennfield Elementary School (Pennfield, NB)

I am a principal of a small rural school – K-4 – with a teaching staff of 6 including myself. In order for the team to meet on a regular basis we had to adjust the . . . Read more

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The Schedule Won't Let Us Devote Time to Intervention

The most effective school systems in the world ensure that all of their schools have a process in place to monitor each student’s learning on an ongoing basis and a . . . Read more

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Roosevelt Elementary School (Wauwatosa, WI)

Elizabeth Schmid, a kindergarten teacher, shared the following reflection about working in a PLC. Her insights capture the powerful sense of self-efficacy that teachers feel when . . . 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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Changing Attitudes

This past school year, we implemented a schedule that allowed for a release of students on all Wednesday afternoons. The first Wednesday of each month was a full student body . . . 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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Richard Gird Elementary School

Last year, the Richard Gird Elementary School staff began the process of "collaboration" through grade levels. Grade levels began to have discussions about student . . . 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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Churchill Elementary School (Schaumburg, IL)

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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Mullenix Ridge Elementary

Collegial Learning at Mullenix Ridge Elementary The energy in the room is exhilarating and as I draw our staff meeting to a close, the majority of our teachers do not leave. . . . Read more

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Endeavour Elementary Magnet School of Technology

Reconstitute, Rebuild, Rejoice! Our journey began one year after our school received an "F" grade based on the Florida State Accountability System and Florida . . . 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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