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Shared Leadership

The Essential Ingredient for Effective PLCs
Get the guidance to spark and sustain a successful PLC with Shared Leadership: The Essential Ingredient for Effective PLCs and begin building a healthy school culture today.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506311227
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2016
  • Page Count: 240
  • Publication date: March 30, 2017

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Discover the game changer in school culture: shared leadership

We all know the potential value of professional learning communities (PLCs), but why do so many fail to deliver what they set out to do? Terry Wilhelm answers this question—and more—by challenging teachers and administrators to work together once and for all to cultivate shared leadership.

Brought to life on the page through simple practices and processes, Shared Leadership: The Essential Ingredient for Effective PLCs gives administrators the approach they need to ignite and sustain a successful PLC. The best part? The handbook explores shared leadership in curriculum, instruction, and assessment—making it easy for a team model to translate across all goals.

How-to steps spur real change with topics such as:
  • Developing teacher leadership and enhancing collaboration
  • Discussion protocols to fire up team meetings
  • Tools like meeting notes and troubleshooting tips
  • Common dilemmas principals encounter and what to do when faced with one
  • Pointers on maintaining a healthy culture of shared leadership

Providing everything you need to develop and maintain a meaningful PLC, this handbook is the ultimate flexible sequence plan. Get ready to recreate your school culture built on the tenets of effective PLCs with this book as your guide.

"This is the most comprehensive collection of current research and effective practices for successful, sustainable, school change available. It includes solid, practical guidance on the essential tools and processes needed to take our team’s efforts to the next level, and will undoubtedly become our manual for continuous improvement, districtwide."
Anne M. Lundquist, Superintendent
Red Lake School District #38, Minnesota

"Terry Wilhelm provides a unique perspective on a critical aspect of the PLC process—shared leadership. As the PLC movement continues to proliferate, such guidance is both needed and timely."
Robert J. Marzano, CEO
Marzano Research



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Terry Wilhelm

Terry Wilhelm, M.A., has served as a teacher, principal, district office and area service agency administrator, and university adjunct professor in educational leadership. Her work with principals and school leadership teams spans over fifteen years and is the basis for this book. K-12 urban, rural, and suburban schools of all sizes are represented in her work with teams. During her service at the Riverside County Office of Education in Riverside, California, she was Administrator, then Director of the Riverside County School Leadership Center of the California School Leadership Academy (CSLA). When she was appointed Director, Educational Leadership Services, she continued the former CSLA School Leadership Teams (SLT) program, re-engineered to support schools working to become professional learning communities. Between 2003 and 2012, 56 schools from ten districts that participated in SLT met the criteria for inclusion on allthingsplc.info. An external evaluator determined that achievement at these schools exceeded that of similar non-program schools in the county and state, and that they sustained their improvement trajectories after participating in the two-year program for the duration of the study. Wilhelm has authored many articles on school improvement, and is a regular contributor to Leadership, the journal of the Association of California School Administrators. Her weekly column, Leaders’ Link, written for HotChalk, Inc., is published at http://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/leaders-link/leaders-link-welcome/. She is a national consultant and founder/owner of Educators 2000, www.educators2000.com.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The Right Team

Creating the Calendar and Reflecting on Readiness


Guiding Coalition Meeting – Getting Started

Essential Learnings and Common Assessments

Guiding Coalition Meeting: More Best Practice Meeting Routines, Essential Learnings and Common Assessments

Guiding Coalition Meeting: Mission, Vision, Collective Commitments

Managing Complex Change

Discussion Protocols: A Bridge From Meetings-as-Usual to Professional Collaboration

Guiding Coalition Meeting: Student Work Protocol

Guiding Coalition Meeting: Student-Based Protocol

Guiding Coalition Meeting: Planning/Problem Solving Protocol

Guiding Coalition Meeting: Goal Setting and SMARTe Goals

Building Shared Knowledge About Student Interventions

Guiding Coalition Meeting: Student Interventions

Guiding Coalition Meeting: Working With Challenging Individuals

Guiding Coalition Meeting: Leading as Optimizers and Affirmers to Build Collective Efficacy

Sustaining a Culture of Shared Leadership



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