A Reader Submits… More on PLCs

A LYS Principal submits: SC, Unfortunately, the Fundamental Five is viewed the uninformed as merely the “basics.” They actually believe that they already execute the Fundamental Five at an expert level and that the “PLC,” (which they can’t define in actionable terms) is the advanced move that will increase campus effectiveness. They continue to focus on the trivial instead of what matters – practice and action based collaboration. SC Response Recently, I was working with some principals that have a new, “feel good, buzz word” boss. I was able to show them that the logical extension of what they have been focused and working on (Foundation Trinity & Fundamental Five) fits perfectly into their new mandate. Next school year they will create PLC’s, where teachers conduct PowerWalks and item analysis of short-term assessment data for the purpose of confirming and replicating localized best practice. Their campus “PLC’s” will be “Working on the Work” of getting better at the Foundation Trinity and Fundamental Five, which as you well know actually improve student performance. Think. Work. Achieve.Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/4ydqd4t Louise ISD is searching for a Superintendent. Application details at www.LeadYourSchool.com Follow Sean Cain on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation Upcoming Event / Presentation Schedule June 11 (TASB) – The Fundamental Five; Improve Now! June 15 thru June 17 – TASSP Conference June 16 (TASSP) – Conference Breakfast, hosted by E. Don Brown (LYS travel tumblers for the first 1000 attendees, last year we ran out) June 16 (TASSP) – Book Release Event for “The Fundamental 5” June 18 – TASB Conference, Fort Worth

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