TITLE

A professional learning community's power lies in its intentions

AUTHOR(S)
HIRSH, STEPHANIE
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Staff Development;Jun2012, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the effectiveness of the professional learning communities. It states that effective professional learning communities are based on the assumption that collective learning and problem solving are key to improve educator practice and student learning. It mentions that it aims to promote the spread of better practices from teacher to teacher as well as school to school, ensuring that more students experience instruction that leads to improved learning.
ACCESSION #
77747860

 

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