Reviving Professional Learning Communities: Strength through diversity, conflict, teamwork, and structure

I’m so pleased to announce the completion of our book, Reviving Professional Learning Communities. It’s been in publication stages for a couple of months now and is tentatively scheduled to be available in December 2012. The three authors (Dr. Nicholas Richter, Dr. Hector Arroyo, and I) want to extend a big “thank you” to Dr. Kristine […]

The Colorful Diversity Activity

I’m eager to share a simple diversity revealing activity that can perhaps lend a hand in one of your upcoming meetings. It’s called, The Colorful Diversity Activity, and can be used as an icebreaker prior to tackling some tough issues. Or it can be helpful for a meeting where divergent points of view may get […]

New Professional Learning Community Framework

To receive the sneak peek of my new book, Reviving Professional Learning Communities: An Integral Approach, just click here. Warning: This new framework will perhaps flip your understanding of PLCs upside down.

Home-School Relationships—Oh So Important!

Out of Place in One Tough Neighborhood It’s nearing 5:00 p.m. one Thursday evening. I am dressed to impress, a new blue pin-striped suite, a bright red tie that would create a feeding frenzy with sharks, and a nice pair of Bruno Magli shoes (oh, how I love a comfortable pair of shoes). There is […]