I added PDK’s Book Club to my annual membership and was happy to catch up on the latest educational trends in my summer reading. One of my favorites was Making Teamwork Meaningful: Leading Progress-Driven Collaboration in a PLC at Work by William M. Ferriter, Parry Graham, and Matt. Kapp.
The study guide was a great resource to support my reading, and was available as a free download. So, here’s why I believe this book is worth reading for anyone interested in education. I loved that the book’s focus was on developing people through PLCs. I chose this book to gain some insight on improving my collaborative capacity (chapter 5), and found some great reproducible protocol templates for working on a learning team, which I will use to support my launch into co-teaching this school year.
What I found most memorable about this book were the connections the authors made between challenges that educators face with challenges great explorers faced in history. I loved the story of the first Antarctic explorers of 1911, and the events that led to Roald Amundsen’s success and Robert Falcon Scott’s failure to reach the South Pole.
Thank you PDK, for being one of my top print resources on everything educational. Oh, and I never start school without looking at their PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools…more on that tomorrow.