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Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

Title 2:
Steps to an Effective School Leadership Team
Kenneth C. Williams & Tom Hierck
6" x 9"
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Infuse energy back into the practices of your PLC. Explore the authors' four-stage authentic alignment model, which takes principals, administrators, and educators through the Why, Eye, How, and Now of transforming your school's culture. Through this inspiring guide, you'll discover how to bridge the gulf between principles and practice to cultivate an empowering professional learning community that is committed to a cycle of continuous improvement.


  • Use the authentic alignment model to align your schools' guiding principles and staff actions.
  • Learn to express, clarify, and align beliefs so they are meaningful to teachers, staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Create maximum buy-in among all members of the school community.
  • Update practices to 21st century expectations to ensure learning for all students.
  • Support the implementation of the professional learning community in your school. 


Introduction Ready, Set, Stall . . . 

  1. Wanted: Leaders at Every Level 
  2. What Is Authentic Alignment? 
  3. Exploring: The Why 
  4. Envisioning: The Eye 
  5. Connecting: The How 
  6. Integrating: The Now 
  7. Communication: Stories and Celebrations 

Epilogue Moving From Posters to Practice

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