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Friday, February 26, 2016

Collaborative Decisions Matter

The PLC group teased out a student problem.

Together everyone added their knowledge about the issue past and present.

Multiple ideas and solutions were shared.

The teacher who had the broadest view of the situation chose to be the lead, the teacher with the second most information and connection to the issue decided to support the first person.

Everyone agreed on a solution path--steps to help the child feel better while also getting the support, encouragement, and teaching/learning needed.

This is the kind of strategic process that matters--a process based on data, expertise, experience, collaboration, and care with a students-first focus. Wow!

This is why I like PLCs so much and believe they are one, integral ingredient to growing schools well if done with the right intent and good process.