Blog

PLCs: The Path to Educational Equity

At Alisal, we know that being a Professional Learning Community means focusing on efforts on the four crticial questions. We know that we use data, not feelings, to drive what takes place in our . . . Read more

The Three Big Ideas That Drive the Work for Lead Learners

thumb

“The most powerful and effective role the principal assumes is that of lead learner, not expert or ‘all knowing one.’” (Kramer & Schuhl, 2017, p.9) Phew...now . . . Read more

Why a Strategic Implementation Guide is a Must for a PLC

thumb

When I first was introduced to the concept of professional learning communities, it just clicked. This is how we should lead our campuses. Read more

Let's Be Prescise

thumb

On my mind a great deal lately is the precision that is required of schools. I often hear my father-in-law in my head saying, “Start straight, stay straight, and you will be . . . Read more

CFA Data Inquiry Helps Foster Collective Teacher Efficacy

thumb

In a school with strong collective efficacy, all of the faculty feels they have a hand in helping each child excel. Students are valued for the diversity of their learning profiles, and teachers . . . Read more

The 10 Deadly Sins of Improvement

thumb

As an educator for more than 27 years in the heart of California, I have learned a great deal about the challenges educators face to improve outcomes for students. I have spent my entire . . . Read more