Envisioning A Collaborative Response Model: A Book Review (Chapter 2- Overview of a Collaborative Response Model)

By Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Hewson, and Jim Parsons In my last post I reviewed the first chapter of this book, which talks about how the core beliefs of a Collaborative Response Model, and provides some insights on how to create the type of culture for a collaborative response model to be effective, including some common …

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Envisioning A Collaborative Response Model: A Book Review (Introduction and Chapter 1- Re-Culturing Your School)

Envisioning A Collaborative Response Model: Beliefs, Structures, and Processes to Transform How We Respond to the Needs of Students By Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Hewson, and Jim Parsons Overview This book is an excellent resource for any leaders looking for ways to create a Collaborative Response Model in their school, or looking for ways to implement …

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Starting a Movement: A Book Review (Chapter 7- Communication: Stories and Celebrations)

Starting A Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities Written by Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck In my last post I reviewed Chapter 6, which talks about how to strengthen the final pillar of a Professional Learning Community: the Now. If you miss that post, you can read it here. If …

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Starting a Movement: A Book Review (Chapter 6- Integrating: The Now)

Starting A Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities Written by Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck In my last post I reviewed Chapter 5, which helps you determine your current “relationship status” with a Professional Learning Community (PLC). If you miss that post, you can read it here. If you feel …

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Starting a Movement: A Book Review (Chapter 5- Connecting: The How)

Starting A Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities Written by Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck In my last post I reviewed Chapter 4, which provides instructions on how to create a meaningful and effective shared vision. If you miss that post, you can read it here. If you feel like …

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Starting a Movement: A Book Review (Chapter 4- Envisioning: The Eye)

Starting A Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities Written by Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck In my last post I reviewed Chapter 3, which talks about ) the first step in authentic alignment which will help you strengthen the first pillar of a Professional Learning Community: The Mission statement. If …

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Starting a Movement: A Book Review (Chapter 3- Exploring: The Why)

Starting A Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities Written by Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck In my last post I reviewed Chapter 2 which talks about authentic alignment of the four pillars of a Professional Learning Community. If you miss that post, you can read it here. If you feel …

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Starting A Movement: A Book Review (Chapter 2- What Is Authentic Alignment?)

Starting A Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities Written by Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck In my last post I reviewed the first chapter of this book, which talks about how to create an effective leadership team. If you miss that post, you can read it here. If you feel …

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Starting A Movement: A Book Review (Chapter 1- Wanted: Leaders at Every Level)

Starting A Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities Written by Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck Overview This book is an excellent resource for any leaders (formal or inforaml) looking for ways to create a Professional Learning Community in their school, or looking to get people to buy into a …

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One Without the Other: A Book Review (Part 2)

One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion Written by Shelley Moore, Foreword by Leyton Schnellert In my last post I reviewed the first section of this amazing book where Shelley defines Inclusion, explains how it is different than exclusion, segregation and integration, and debunks 4 common myths about inclusion. If you haven’t …

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