3 Professional Learning Community Teaching is aPublic ActTeaching is a Team Sport
4 Building Professional Capital (Fullan) Professional capital has three components: human, social, and decisional. Human capital is about the qualities of individuals. Strangely, though, you can't accumulate much human capital by focusing only on the capital of individuals. Human capital must be complemented by social capital—groups working hard in focused and committed ways to bring about substantial improvements. Social capital can raise individual human capital—a good team, school, or system lifts everyone. But, as we often see in sports, higher individual human capital—a few brilliant stars—does not necessarily improve the overall team.
5 Individual Franchise Team Vulnerability TrustIndividualFranchiseTeamShared responsibility for studentachievementMy WorkMy TimeDesign togetherImplement individuallyModify Individual Behavior,Consensus on implementationHelping each otherVulnerability ACTION Trust
6 Wheatley Diagram CREATIVITY Experiments New Information Relationships VisionExperimentsNewWheatly, M.J. and M. Kellner-Rogers, A Simpler Way.
10 Establishing the Willingness to Make Commitments Staying Focusedon ResultsBuilding inAccountabilityEstablishing the Willingnessto Make CommitmentsLearning to Work Through ConflictsBuilding Trust Among MembersPatrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Jossey-Bass), pg. 97
11 Organizing Genius Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman “Groups become great only when everyone in them, leaders and members alike, is free to do his or her absolute best.” “The best thing a leader can do for a Great Group is to allow its members to discover their greatness.”