There is a real sense of WE -- instead of ME -- evident in every meeting.
Strong relationships aren't enough to move learning teams forward, however. Need proof? Find that team in your building who loves working together but hasn't changed their instructional practices in 20 years.
Defining a Clear Vision of What "Forward" Looks Like
Vision answers the question, What do we hope to become at some point in the future?
Without a sense for what you want to collectively become, it's difficult to make any kind of progress together as a collaborative group.
Systematically Translating Vision into Action
but without action, progress is impossible.
The most successful learning teams systematically identify practical, doable steps that they can take today that will move them towards their ideal tomorrow.
eacher leadership in a professional learning community, then, means nurturing those core behaviors.
There aren't many people who are well suited to filling ALL THREE of those critical roles.
That means successful learning teams understand that "moving forward" depends on MORE THAN ONE leader.