• Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:37:25 +0000: Moving at the Speed of Life!! Avoiding the “Because I Can” Syndrome in 2013-2014! - AllThingsPLC
    By Timothy Kanold, PLC at Work™ associate The 2013-2104 school year is about to begin! For some of you, it has already started. Don’t you just love the energy, the passion, and the hope of the new school year? Yet soon enough, you will settle into the rhythm of the year, and before you know [...]
  • Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:07:18 +0000: “We Used to Do PLCs. Now We’re Doing Common Core!” - AllThingsPLC
    By Marc Johnson, PLC at Work™ associate Recently while attending a gathering of educators, I overheard a conversation between two teachers with one declaring, “Last year, we were doing professional learning communities, but this year, we are doing Common Core.” Hearing that made me think back to the start of our PLC journey at Sanger [...]
  • Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:40:46 +0000: Creating the Foundation: “Why Do We Have To Do This?” - AllThingsPLC
    By Dennis King, PLC at Work™ associate The need to explore school culture is evident as schools work to become professional learning communities. Culture in any organization is the typically unexamined assumptions, beliefs, expectations, and habits that its members hold as true. Culture helps people make sense of their work. Structure is the rules, roles, [...]
  • Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:45:25 +0000: Sustaining a Sense of Urgency - AllThingsPLC
    By Janel Keating, PLC at Work™ associate “When people have a true sense of urgency, they think that action on critical issues is needed now, not eventually, not when it fits easily into a schedule. Now means real progress every single day. Critically important means challenges that are central to success or survival, winning or [...]
  • Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:16:28 +0000: Should We Be Worried About Rigor? - AllThingsPLC
    By Chris Jakicic, PLC at Work™ associate As schools across the country are digging more deeply into the work of the Common Core, teachers are beginning to understand why people are calling the standards more rigorous. Many teachers have shared that they are happy with the standards and feel that they represent worthwhile goals for [...]