Last night's #NCed chat was full of powerful insights and useful resources from educators from across North Carolina, the United States, and around the world. For our fifth consecutive chat, #NCed chat trended on Twitter, and educators from seven states, Canada, and New Zealand shared their perspectives on PLCs - what makes them work, what makes educators buy in, and how to improve their quality.
David Stegall, Associate Superintendent in Newton-Conover City Schools,
and Amber Humphrey, Instructional Coach in Newton-Conover City Schools
posed questions an honest and knowledgeable group of stakeholders who
shared some of the following sentiments:
"PLCs are not meetings.
They are communities of educators working together consistently to help
students and educators alike. " - @WPrettyman
"The difference to me between PLC & other meetings revolve around
action research/improving your craft while helping teammates improve." - @davidstegall
"PLCs should make practice public. #nced teachers should move beyond polite chat about teaching & dig into what happens inside black box." - @doccarpenter
"More than I can say, PLC have made me a better educator, I learn new ideas all the time - My best PLC is #nced and #21stedchat." - @EduThompson
"PLCs provide a place and time to say 'I need help.'" - @WilfongBrittany
"All begins with people & not programs. Spend time building trust so
everyone views the Ss as everyone's responsibility to succeed." - @mattwachel
chats are becoming richer each week, and we are so excited to build our
PLN with so many educators from around our state and beyond.