—Jim Knight, Author of Instructional Coaching
"This book is a fantastic resource for someone who leads teams every day. The vignettes echo the very real challenges that I continually see in team meetings. The book is organized so that I can easily find practical strategies to apply right away when I am facing major challenges in my daily work."
— Karen Coyle Aylward, Literacy Coach and Team Leader
Get the most out of your PLCs and teacher teams!
All teams face hurdles. What distinguishes the skillful team leader from a less effective one is his or her approach in overcoming them. Whether you are a team leader or a trainer of team leaders, this book is an essential resource for you.
Elisa MacDonald offers a skillful approach to team leadership rooted in values, mindset, intelligence, and skill. Readers will learn from reality-based examples illustrating common team hurdles in collaboration, shared leadership, goal setting and attainment, rigorous discourse, and continuous improvement. This practical guide features:
Research-based and field-tested solutions for preventing and overcoming hurdles
Brief follow-up sections with tips for sustaining positive change
Ways to work beyond the team to shape and influence school culture
Prompts to apply learning to your own leadership hurdles
A common chapter format for easy reference and flexible use