This excerpt from PLC+: Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design emphasizes that the heartbeat of a PLC+ rests in the quality time members invest in one another engaged in inquiry of their practices, which may be accomplished through such practices as Learning Walks.
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Almarode, authors of PLC+, discuss how they place student learning, effective teaching, and a focus on equity at the heart of what we all strive to accomplish. Learn how PLC+ provides a framework for the planning and implementation of student learning, teacher professional learning, and cycles of assessment and reflection that direct next steps.
Even goals that technically meet the SMART criteria—specific, measurable, attainable, results-driven, and time-bound—don't always advance student learning. Skillful team leaders align goals to priorities and ensure people have a heartfelt commitment to reaching them.