The Reflective Educator's Guide to Professional Development: Coaching Inquiry-Oriented Learning Communities

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The Reflective Educator's Guide to Professional Development: Coaching Inquiry-Oriented Learning Communities

tools for facilitating teachers' professional development and optimizing school improvement efforts...

Combining professional learning communities (PLCs) and action research, this step-by-step guide provides coaches, workshop leaders, and staff developers with strategies, activities, and tools to develop inquiry-oriented PLCs. The authors present essential elements of a healthy PLC, case studies of inquiry-based PLCs, and lessons learned for improving coaching practices. Sample projects and reflection prompts will help readers:

  • Organize, assess, and maintain high-functioning, inquiry-oriented PLCs
  • Facilitate the development of study questions
  • Enable PLC members to develop, analyze, and share research results
  • Lead successful renewal and reform efforts

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