Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Idea of a Scaffold

According to Greenfield (1999),
"The scaffold, as it is known in building construction, has five characteristics: it provides a support; it functions as a tool; it extends the range of the worker; it allows a worker to accomplish a task not otherwise possible; and it is used to selectively aid the worker where needed. (p. 118)"

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Three Big Ideas in PLC

This article in Educational Leadership (2004) by Richard DuFour is a useful introduction to PLC. In 2009, 51 schools in Singapore were on a pilot project for PLC schools. In 2010, the numbers doubled. By 2012, all Singapore schools should be PLC schools.

See the link on the right for the full article.

Briefly, the three big ideas in PLC are (1) to focus on student learning (2) to develop a culture of collaboration and (3) to focus on results.