Administrative Synergy: A professional learning community creates a sacred time for administrators’ joint problem solving in the Oakwood district

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Kimberly Kappler Hewitt, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Critical friends is a reflection-oriented, collaborative problem-solving protocol that we had been using as part of our administrative professional learning community. Because our administrative team - composed of four district leaders and all four building principals - believed critical friends was such a valuable tool, we had all agreed to be there for one another whenever one of us needed an emergency help session, thus the impromptu meeting in Paul's office. [...]we spend the first 15 minutes just chatting - about anything related to our schools or the district.

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The School Administrator, 69(1), 28-32.
Language: English
Date: 2012
School principals, Teachers, Learning, Meetings, School superintendents

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