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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Verbalinzing a plan and substantiating it with data helps to validate or correct our intuition. Here is an aprticle on how PLCs can play that role. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Why experienced teachers need PLCs
Experienced teachers can strengthen their practice with the help of professional learning communities, middle-grades educator Bill Ferriter writes. With experience, teachers develop an intuition in their instruction, but they still need to prove their hunches are best practices, he writes. "But when we fail to collect tangible evidence -- common formative assessment data, student reflections and surveys, detailed observations -- to support our hunches, we stagnate, fail our students, and leave ourselves open to criticism," he writes. Center for Teaching Quality/The Tempered Radical blog (1/10)Bookmark and Share

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