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This book is a game changer. This step-by-step manual for establishing collective efficacy that fosters student learning is absolutely necessary in education—not just in this current environment, but always. There’s something for everyone in this book. It’s relevant for district leaders—even school boards, principals, coaches, and classroom teachers. The actionable steps in this book are not grade-level specific. They work for all grade levels, all content areas, all schools everywhere.
This text really advocates for authentic, meaningful professional learning experiences in-house that honor the teacher. Collaborating Through Collective Efficacy Cycles will resonate with and meet the needs of many educators. The clear process shared is powerful because it can be used across grade levels. It really works for all teams. Our teachers are our greatest source of professional development and giving them this roadmap to improve practice is essential.
For those of us working on high-quality instruction and developing teacher capacity, this text presents the PLC process as a well-framed, well-explained, and well-attained growth cycle for our teachers. Collaborating Through Collective Efficacy Cycles takes on a topic that many schools have had mixed results with. This playbook essentially guides educators with action steps. Many readers have had some experience with a version of a PLC in their district, but it is safe to say that this provides a more systematic approach in tapping into teacher leadership.