Jan 24, 2019
In this episode we will explore professional learning communities, often referred to as PLCs.
They are typically (note the word “typically”):
PLCs should not be (note the word “should”):
There are many benefits to PLCs. They can:
PLCs are an incredible tool. But they can and will go wrong. Here are problems to expect:
Let’s chat in the Facebook group.
Questions to consider if your organisation has PLCs already:
Questions to consider if your organisation doesn’t have PLCs:
Questions to consider of you are a solo trainer:
Obviously I would love our Facebook group to more closely resemble a PLC, but I don’t think it’s likely for several reasons.
For starters, I don’t see Facebook as a professional platform. Also, it’s too easy to get distracted while you are there! The group (and this podcast) is for a wide variety of teachers and trainers. For a PLC to work, I think there needs to be a commonality, whether it’s the age group of your learners, your subject or the level your teach.
That being said, I believe members of my group and listeners to this podcast have one specific teaching related thing in common and that is the desire to be the best teacher you can without sacrificing weekends!
I would like to create some online PLCs but not on Facebook - let me know what you think about this.
If the concept of PLCs is interesting to you, here are websites and articles with more information:
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