Sunday, August 26, 2018

I was looking through my Twitter feed again this evening and came across this. (Still working on the Twitter thing)

“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.” Simon Sinek

Trust is critical to a team’s success. Our PLCs are grouped by course/grade alignment, which is the common ground for teachers. However, what if trust is missing? How can our PLCs be effective in taking risks, sharing lessons and supporting student learning.

I’m not sure I have the answer, but I’ve been asked this question many times over the years. Trust can’t be forced, nor can it happen immediately.

It takes time to build a trusting team.

It takes guts to have hard conversations.

It takes patience to allow for change.

It takes courage to admit we don’t have all of the answers

It takes a willingness to be vulnerable.

And, that is hard.

But, it matters. It matters because of the students in our classrooms every day.

Challenge: What risk will you take in order to build a stronger PLC?

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