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Shared Leadership
The Essential Ingredient for Effective PLCs

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© 2017 | 240 pages | Corwin

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

 
The Right Team
 
Creating the Calendar and Reflecting on Readiness
 
Preparations
 
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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"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

"In my years as a principal and leadership consultant I have always been on the lookout for practical and useful resources that can help school leaders in real time. Terry Wilhelm has provided such a resource. This book is filled with practical guidance and useful tools that can have an immediate impact on a school’s culture and ability to meet students' needs. I highly recommend this book!"

Greg Cameron, Learning Crest Partner and Author

"The book’s major strength is the credibility of the elegant research from the author’s own experiences and well as an extensive discussion of research from the literature. This book would be an excellent resource for the Superintendent of any K-12 school district to use as professional development for district administrators. Of course, the book is a “must” for school principals who are striving to develop school leadership skills among the significant adults in their schools."

Adeline Civretta, Retired Facilitator
California School Leadership Academy, Riverside County, CA

"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

"Shared Leadership does an excellent job of providing principals with a step-by-step process for leading change in their schools. Professional Learning Communities are not something schools just have. They have to be developed and nurtured. Terry Wilhelm provides that process with many supportive resources and practices. There is also an excellent research base for the content presented in the book. The best part about this book is that principals have the ability to determine what steps they need to employ, depending on the readiness and development of the staff. There are lots of good suggestions and ideas for leading the entire process, but principals have the ability to take the suggested activities and adapt them to their current situation. This would be a good textbook for school administrator credential programs in preparing school leaders for taking on the change process at their schools." 

Glenn Sewell, Assistant Professor of Educational Administration
Sanford College of Education, National University

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Introduction

chapters 1 & 2


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