Sustaining Professional Learning Communities
- Alan M. Blankstein - Founder, Solution Tree and HOPE Foundation, NYC
- Paul D. Houston - Center for Empowered Leadership
- Robert W. Cole - Educational Consultant, Edu-Data, Louisville, KY
Leadership | Professional Learning Communities
The third volume of The Soul of Educational Leadership series offers key concepts and strategies for sustaining the critically important work of professional learning communities. With contributions from Shirley Hord, Maurice Elias, Karen Seashore Louis, Andy Hargreaves, and other nationally known educators, this essential reading for all school leaders articulates a commitment to nurturing learning communities and includes discussions on:
-Leadership teams and a collaborative culture
-The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
-Multiple approaches for supporting social-emotional learning in schools
-Leadership, moral choices, and real-world realities
"This resource brings together an incredible blend of leading educational thinkers. Their diverse experiences, perspectives, and wisdom will stimulate in leaders the ‘deep work’ of heart, mind, and soul essential for creating schools that continuously improve teaching, learning, and relationships in ways that benefit all members of the school community."
"This book provides crucial insights into how leaders can make a difference in creating schools that engage every student and provide every teacher with the support and guidance they need. A must-read for leaders who want to make a difference!"
“An excellent discussion of key strategies and ideas for sustaining the work of these communities. From managing transitions to sustainability issues, these articles address the heart of PLC involvement.”