How to Coach Leadership in a PLC

How to Coach Leadership in a PLC

by Marc Johnson


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Expand your leadership capacity. Through this how-to guide, you’ll investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs and delve deep into what leadership should involve at the district and site levels. Discover leadership strategies for creating a collaborative culture, learn how to build shared values among educators, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress on your PLC journey.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936764419
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Publication date: 05/26/2015
Series: Solutions
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Laying the Foundation for PLC Leadership 9

Communicating a Shared Purpose 9

Expressing a Shared Identity 10

Continuing Direction With Guiding Principles 12

Establishing a Culture of Collaboration 13

Motivating Change 14

Building Relationships 17

Chapter 2 Developing Capacity Through Distributed Leadership 19

Defining Roles of District Leadership 20

Direct and Empower Others 21

Create a Common Language 21

Monitor the PLC Process and Develop Principal Leadership Capacity 22

Limit Initiatives 22

Communicate Priorities Effectively 23

Adopt a Servant-Leader Mentality 23

Defining Roles of Site Leadership 24

Site Leadership Actions to Support PLC Work 25

Site Collaborative Team Leaders 26

Defining Roles of Team Leadership 27

Hold Team Members Accountable to Norms 28

Facilitate Focus and Growth 30

Sustaining Leadership 30

Create Opportunities to Lead 31

Support Opportunities for Growth at All Career Stages 32

Communicate With Sites to Identify Potential Leaders 33

Chapter 3 Structuring and Supporting Leadership Coaching 35

Elements of Coaching 37

Resources for Coaching 38

Utilizing External Coaching Supports 38

Finding Support From Within 39

Chapter 4 Coaching Leadership to Sustain PLCs 43

Coaching to Lead Learning 43

Coaching to Improve the Collaborative Culture 46

Believers 47

Tweeners 47

Survivors 48

Fundamentalists 48

Coaching to Focus on Results Orientation 50

Monitoring Progress 52

Chapter 5 Continuing the Journey 57

References and Resources 61

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