Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing

A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work

Book - 2010
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DuFour, a consultant and former teacher, principal, and superintendent, et al. present a guide to help educators as they transform their schools into professional learning communities. Chapters provide case studies on issues and challenges in implementation, including purpose, creating a focus on learning, collaboration, results, district-wide implementation, and conflict; explain how and why to use practices; and cover assessment, tips for moving forward, questions to guide work, and common mistakes. This edition provides more about common challenges and ways to resolve them, a new examination of the role of central office educators, revised and expanded continuum charts to track progress, exploration of reciprocal accountability, current research, specific protocols for team analysis of student achievement data, and online access to downloadable tools. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"The authors have not merely updated the original, but have expanded and refined their recommendations, including greater clarity on the roles of site and district educators, the potential obstacles to becoming a PLC, and the proven solutions to overcome these setbacks. No matter your role in education, if you want to improve the learning for your students, you need this book."---Mike Mattos, coauthor, Pyramid Response to Intervention

"If you are looking for a clearly delineated road map to building a collaborative professional culture and helping all students learn, the second edition of Learning by Doing is one resource you must have."---Sandra Thorstenson, superintendent, Whittier Union High School District, Whittier, CA

"I encourage you, read this book and answer the call to action. Once you begin the PLC journey, you will never go back!"---Marcus Johnson, superintendent, Sanger Unified School District, Sanger, CA

Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM is the best-selling guide for action that helps educators close the knowing-doing gap as they transform their schools into professional learning communities (PLCs).

Packed with real-world solutions and strategies, the second edition of Learning by Doing will become a treasured resource for individual educators and teacher teams at every level of your professional learning community.

Solution Tree
A seven-part format to guide readers through the essential action steps for building and sustaining a PLC.
Through continuous work with educators, the authors have created a more powerful, practical tool for moving forward in the PLC process. Like the first edition, the second edition of Learning by Doing is an action guide for closing the knowing-doing gap and transforming schools into PLC's.

Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Solution Tree Press, 2010
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781935542094
Branch Call Number: 371.207 LEARN
Characteristics: xiii, 281 pages ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: DuFour, Richard 1947-


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