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.)

Taking on Loneliness

DuFour, R.
Journal of Staff Development 20(1), 61–62.

Teacher Collaboration in Raising Student Achievement

Olverson, T., & Ritchey, S.
Staff Development Council of Ohio 5.

The Teacher Education Alliance for Metro: An Alternative Approach to Student Teaching

Eaker, R.
Tennessee Education 31(3), 29–30.

Teacher Perceptions of Dissemination of Research on Teaching Findings

Eaker, R., & Huffman, J.
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Research on Teaching (Occasional Paper No. 41).

Teachers Working Together to Improve Instruction

Mednick, A.
Conversations 4(2).

Teaching Approach Pools Instructors' Skills, Ideas to Help Students

Martindale, S.
The Orange County Register

A Team Approach to Using Student Data

Wilhelm, T.
Educational Leadership


Stiggins, R.
Journal of Staff Development 20(3), 17–21.

Teamwork on Assessments Creates Powerful Professional Development

Emberger, M., & McTighe, J.
Journal of Staff Development 27(1), 38-44.

The Three Stories of Education Reform

Fullan, M.
Phi Delta Kappa 81, 581–584.

The Top 10 List of Frequently Asked Questions About Common Assessments

Many, T.
TEPSA Winter, 32-33

Three Rules Help Manage Assessment Data

TEPSA News Mar/Apr, 7-9

Tipping Point

Schmoker, M.
Phi Delta Kappan 68.

Transforming Student Assessment

Neill, D.
Phi Delta Kappan 79(1) 35–36

Triad Journaling: A Tool for Creating Professional Learning Communities

Silva, D.
Teacher Education Quarterly 30(4), 69–82.
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