Summer is almost over...time to prepare for school.
I have been continuing to read Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School, by Hargraves and Fullan. That was our professional book club book this year. We are going to meet one more time in September, debrief the last chapters and begin a new book for the coming year. We certainly hope that others will join our little group this year.
My personal interest lies within the realms of personal-professional growth and collaborative teaching. I believe that individuals with a strong motivation towards professional development (personally) will work well with others who share similar desires. Hence, I am beginning to read Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work, by DuFour, DuFour, Eaker and Many. I am hoping that this resource will act as a guide for developing a Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Franklin. I am also reading Getting Started: Reculturing Schools to Become Professional Learning Communities, by DuFour, DuFour and Eaker, with the hope of understanding how to create a PLC.
I will do my best to keep things up to date. I don't know if anyone reads this blog, but if you do, and you have any questions or comments, please drop me