Entries by J. Richard Dewey

Do the Right Work: Develop Your PLC Road Map


Highly-effective PLCs understand that collaboration is inherently neutral, and for the process to generate outcomes, collaborative teams must do the right work with a results orientation. The key is getting tight on the right things. Toward that end, schools and districts must remain focused on the following essential questions to promote accountability and ensure reciprocal accountability. Read more

Doing the Right Things Right: Building Capacity, Quality Control, Fidelity, and Accountability


“What drives your school improvement efforts—evidence of best practice or the pursuit of universal buy-in?” This question is posed by Dr. Richard DuFour in his article, . . . Read more

Are You "Doing" PLCs or "Being" a PLC?


As more and more schools embrace the tenets of the professional learning community journey, how do we explain why many are able to navigate the road toward quality learning for all students while . . . Read more