Using PLCs to Promote Lasting Improvement in Schools

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Leverage: Using PLCs to Promote Lasting Improvement in Schools

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Discover high-impact leadership strategies for a thriving learning community!

Faced with the growing demands of leadership in today’s schools, how can principals and teacher leaders ensure their actions will impact teaching and learning in positive ways? This compelling new book by Thomas Many and Susan Sparks-Many provides straightforward solutions for the complex challenges school leaders face. Discover how implementing a few specific high-leverage strategies, grounded in the core beliefs of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), can promote lasting improvement in schools. This book’s concrete examples of high-leverage, evidence-based practices help you:

  • Understand the essential role principals and teacher leaders play in leading PLCs
  • Foster an understanding of how PLCs can support implementation of major instructional shifts such as the new     Common Core State Standards
  • Apply high-leverage strategies across your own school and district to improve instruction and better serve the needs       of all students

You’ll find invaluable self-assessment forms, templates, case studies, planning examples, and more. Use Leverage as your essential leadership tool to transform your school into a thriving learning community!

"In Leverage, the authors craft a coherent and compelling argument for doing less but going deeper in support of school reform.  A thoughtful sense of the literature informs approaches that we all need help with—how to integrate and align our efforts in supporting student success and how to do that in sustainable ways."
—Peter Dillon, Superintendent
Berkshire Hills Regional School District, Stockbridge, MA

"If you are wondering which items should be at the top of your priority list, read this book, after which you will truly know what is important and how to implement sustainable change in your school that will result in better student achievement."
—Jim Anderson, Principal
Andersen Jr. High School, Chandler, AZ

"This book addresses PRECISELY the tension that so many of us feel. The whole concept of leverage crystallizes what we′ve been wrestling with in our building."
—Ryan Giegling, Second-Grade Teacher
Ganiard Elementary, Mt. Pleasant, MI

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