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Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities

Title 2:
at Work (Third Edition)
Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker & Thomas Many
8.5" x 11"
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Price: $39.95
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Discover how to close the knowing-doing gap and transform your school or district into a high-performing PLC. The powerful third edition of this comprehensive action guide updates and expands on new and significant PLC topics. Explore fresh strategies, tools, and tips for hiring and retaining new staff, creating team-developed common formative assessments, implementing systematic interventions, and more. 

Each chapter follows a seven-part format to guide readers through the essential action steps for building and sustaining a PLC:

  • The Case Study
  • Here’s How
  • Here’s Why
  • Assessing Your Place on the PLC Journey
  • Tips for Moving Forward
  • Questions to Guide the Work of Your PLC
  • Dangerous Detours and Seductive Shortcuts


  • Receive concise answers to frequently asked questions about becoming a PLC.
  • Address the four critical questions that guide teacher collaboration through the PLC process.
  • Review essential PLC vocabulary.
  • Understand the qualities educators need to cultivate in order to harness a collaborative culture.
  • Outline what students need to learn, and ascertain how to react when students either do or do not learn it.
  • Gain tips on additional PLC books to read to dig deeper into the topics covered in this book. 

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