Small schools and singletons face the unique challenge of building collaborative teams—a process essential to the success of professional learning communities (PLCs).
Music teachers, art teachers, reading specialists, and any educator who feels they play the lone role in their school can relate to the question: What does meaningful collaboration look like for me?
The white paper 5 Methods for Structuring PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools by nationally recognized PLC expert, author, and coach Aaron Hansen highlights proven ways to put teacher collaboration strategies into practice.
A huge advantage to being a singleton is the ability to think outside the typical structures of PLC in education.
There are a variety of ways that singletons could work with other teachers that go beyond grade-level or subject-specific teams. That freedom to work with more than just other third-grade teachers or other English 9 teachers, for example, can enable singletons to focus long-term on enduring skills that transcend content.
Being a singleton or having singletons in your school or district gives you the opportunity to stretch your professional practice and your students’ learning in ways you haven’t yet imagined.
“Whatever your unique craft, I’m here to tell you that there is a place for you in the PLC process.”
—Aaron Hansen, PLC at Work® expert and author of How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools
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