4) Collaboration is about being productive. Of all the lessons I've NOT learned over the years, I think this has been the most costly to students I've taught. Being more productive early would have meant serving more kids better. I am very happy to see the efforts are teachers are making this year, their productivity is already seen and appreciated.
Implemeting PLCs is having a lasting affect on our school culture. We have to remind ourselves that this is not an overnight process and we won't see huge results overnight. But it's hard to contain our collective enthusiasm - I think this is a side effect of us coming together and working hard towards our goals.