Ideas to make PLCs more supportive, effective

Meeting weekly with his professional learning community helps with planning and developing strategies, writes middle-grades educator Rob Kriete. Before tackling student data, they worked on building trust and setting goals to guide their work during the school year, he writes in this article. "Sure, we discuss data, assessments, and lesson plans during these meetings, but our fundamental purpose is to support each other in better serving our students," Kriete writes.

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