Since the early 2000’s school districts have been embracing the Professional Learning Community (PLC) model for system-wide learning and student success. While straightforward in philosophy and application, many school systems struggle to fully and successfully implement PLCs. In their new book, Amplify Your Impact: Coaching Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work, authors Thomas Many, Michael … More New Publication: Amplify Your Impact
Lamenting what he saw as a lack of urgency around improving schools, Erroll B. Davis, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools said, “While some people are looking at the calendar; I’m looking at my watch.” (2013) Davis was right; we need a greater sense of urgency around improving our schools. And, we need it … More Before Another Minute Goes By…
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Tom Many and Susan Sparks share in a commitment to help schools and organizations work smarter. Their company name comes form the story of a grandfather and his grandson watching an old squirrel frantically collecting nuts in preparation for winter. The pair marveled as the squirrel randomly headed in one direction or another until finding … More Why The Blind Squirrel
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