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Tools for Learning Schools, Spring 2012 , Vol. 15, No. 3

Mar 01, 2012

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The why, how, and what of professional learning 

By Lois Brown Easton 

Educators often focus on what they want to do to improve education. However, beginning with what they want to do may not be the best way to engage in professional learning or connect with colleagues in a professional learning community. Read how Lois Brown Easton uses Simon Sinek's Golden Circle to illustrate how education leaders can benefit from instilling a desire to change first, the why of change, before proceeding to the questions of how to make those changes and what is needed to implement them. 

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Tool: The PLC Learning Game 

By Lois Brown Easton 


Use this special pullout for a fun activity that generates discussion about why and how change is made through learning communities.When printing, be sure to select Fit to page for best results.

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