The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together As a Professional Learning Community

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  • Copyright: 2008-07-01
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
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The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community explores the nature of leadership in a PLC. Using insights from a variety of experts who have implemented and sustained collaborative cultures of continuous improvement in schools around the nation, this anthology offers answers to the most important questions surrounding PLCs. In a culture of shared leadership, the administrator┐s role is more important than ever. How do administrators maintain the right balance of ┐loose-tight┐ leadership and build profound, lasting trust? What principles strengthen principal leadership? How can administrators overcome the practical obstacles of creating a professional learning community (PLC)? The Collaborative Administrator delivers strategies and heartfelt inspiration from educators who have faced these challenges and found answers.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Walk the 'Lign: Aligning School Practices With Essential PLC Characteristicsp. 13
Leading a Culture of Collaborationp. 37
Growing Teacher Leadershipp. 39
Trust: The Secret Ingredient to Successful Shared Leadershipp. 55
From C to Shining C: Relational Leadership Practices That Move Teachers From Compliance to Commitmentp. 73
A Passion-Driven Professional Learning Community: Putting Faith Into Actionp. 89
The Principal's Principles of Leadership in a Professional Learning Communityp. 109
Leading a Culture of Learning and Resultsp. 125
Teaching Matters: Leadership That Improves Professional Practicep. 127
Professional Learning in a Professional Learning Communityp. 143
Breaking Through the Barriers of Time: How to Find Time to Support Struggling Studentsp. 159
Building a Pyramid of Interventionsp. 181
Digging Deep Into Datap. 197
Leading for PLC at the District Levelp. 217
Win-Win Contract Negotiation: Collective Bargaining for Student Learningp. 219
A Framework for Excellence: The Role of the Central Officep. 235
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