Developing Professional Learning Communities

Posted on March 03, 2012

Big Ideas

“The professional learning community model flows from the assumption that the core mission of formal education is not simply to ensure that students are taught but to ensure that they learn. This simple shift– from a focus on teaching to a focus on learning– has profound implications for schools.” (Richard DuFour)

“Professional Learning Communities judge their effectiveness on a basis of results. Working together to improve student achievement becomes the routine work of everyone in the school. Every teacher-team participates in an ongoing process of identifying the current level of student achievement, this establishing a goal to improve the current level, approved working together to achieve that goal, page and providing periodic evidence of progress.” (Richaed DuFour)

Author: Steve Barkley

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