With foreword by Mike Mattos
Build a strong, highly impactful team committed to learning for all. Written by eight professional learning community (PLC) experts, this practical guide addresses the most common challenges educators face when building collaborative teams and working collaboratively. Each chapter offers a variety of templates, processes, and strategies to help your team resolve conflict, focus on the right work, and take collective responsibility for student learning.
Rely on this book to troubleshoot collaborative learning and team development in your PLC:
- Gain an understanding of the PLC framework and the unique qualities of effective collaborative work.
- Learn about collaborative teams, what goes into making them, and how to utilize them effectively to drive change and professional development for teachers and other educators.
- Become familiar with the ways in which interpersonal issues affect collaborative teams, and gain collaborative tools for conflict resolution and team building for teachers and staff.
- Learn how a toxic work culture can contribute to the failure of collaborative learning and how to combat this toxic school culture.
- Explore how educators in nontraditional schools or singletons can use the collaborative process to their advantage.
About the Authors
Foreword by Mike Mattos
Chapter 1: Organizing Schools Into Effective Collaborative Teams
Chapter 2: Managing Team Members Who Disengage
Chapter 3: Establishing Clarity on What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do
Chapter 4: Planning for Targeted and Effective Team Interventions
Chapter 5: Working Together in a PLC
Chapter 6: Changing to a Positive School Culture
Chapter 7: Involving Nondepartmental Members in a PLC
Chapter 8: Supporting Singleton Teachers in Collaborative Teams
Chapter 9: Dealing With Cautions, Conflicts, and Commitments
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