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DuFour, Richard 1947-2017

Overview
Works: 88 works in 265 publications in 3 languages and 6,581 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB2822.82, 371.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard DuFour
Learning by doing : a handbook for professional learning communities at work by Richard DuFour( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuous and sustainable school improvement requires three ingredients: a shared language, an empowered leadership group, and time. This book offers a clear process for bringing these essential ingredients together
Getting started : reculturing schools to become professional learning communities by Robert E Eaker( )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a conceptual framework for transforming schools into professional learning communities in which attempts at school improvement are judged on the basis of how student learning is affected, offering suggestions on time management, and including case studies, and a question and answer section
Essentials for principals : the school leader's guide to professional learning communities at work by Richard DuFour( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this addition to the Essentials for Principals series, authors Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour continue to provide aspiring and experienced principals with useful strategies for creating high achieving professional learning communities in their schools. The School Leader's Guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work is based on the following assumptions: 1. The school s job is to ensure high levels of student learning. 2. The process of fulfilling that responsibility entails developing professional learning communities through staff. 3. It is the principal s job to lead the effort to create a professional learning community that fosters high levels of learning for students through processes that promote adult learning. The School Leader's Guide does not list chronological steps principals must follow to achieve its PLC, but rather provides sound, research-based strategies and suggestions to help principals address specific challenges that inhibit PLCs in their schools. Chapter 1 helps principals initiate and lay the foundation for PLCs. Chapter 2 analyzes how principals lay the structure to support collaborative team processes, while chapter 3 distinguishes between teams and groups and what tools should be used to create teams. Chapter 4 emphasizes the point of being collaborative to promote high levels of student learning, and chapter 5 focuses on effective monitoring strategies for principals. Chapter 6 explores how student progress should drive a continuous improvement process. How to implement intervention systems to aid struggling students is the focus of chapter 7. Chapter 8 helps principals reflect on their communication effectiveness, and chapters 9 and 10 focus on sustaining school improvement initiatives and informing principals of the important role they play in helping their team members believe in themselves
Cultures built to last : systemic PLCs at work by Richard DuFour( )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You'll move beyond isolated pockets of excellence while allowing every person in your school system from teachers and administrators to students the opportunity to be an instrument of lasting cultural change
Professional learning communities at work : best practices for enhancing student achievement by Richard DuFour( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides specific information on how to transform schools into results-oriented professional learning communities, describing the best practices that have been used by schools nationwide
On common ground : the power of professional learning communities( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that explore the best strategies for raising student achievement and supporting teacher initiative in the classroom
Revisiting professional learning communities at work : new insights for improving schools by Richard DuFour( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 10th anniversary sequel to the author's best-selling book, Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement (DuFour & Eaker, 1998), is a merger of research and practice. It offers educators specific, practical recommendations for transforming their schools into PLCs so their students learn at higher levels and their profession becomes more rewarding, satisfying, and fulfilling. The authors examine research, practices, and standards in education, as well as organizational development, change processes, leadership, and successful practices outside of education. They provide core information on the PLC concept, along with new insights gleaned from their work with leaders in education and in real schools and districts across North America. They encourage educators to undertake the challenging but rewarding process of building their collective capacity to create schools and districts that operate as high-performing PLCs. This volume features a detailed chapter on the rise and fall of school reform, information on assessment, strategies for intervention and enrichment, and chapters on the roles of classroom teachers, the principal, the central office, and parents and the community in a PLC
Whatever it takes : how professional learning communities respond when kids don't learn by Richard DuFour( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors use their own experiences, including Adlai E. Stevenson High School's "Pyramid of Interventions," to find ways that all students can learn based on interventions and organizational improvement. They demonstrate how to systematically and aggressively target students who cannot seem to learn, creating places of action, experimentation, and a willingness to test ideas
Raising the bar and closing the gap : whatever it takes( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how to establish educational frameworks for effective systems of intervention for addressing the learning needs of all students, covering how successful districts have implemented the professional learning community process in each of their schools
Creating the new American school : a principal's guide to school improvement by Richard DuFour( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book details the characteristics of schools that continue to provide their students with a good education. It integrates two important bodies of research in its findings: (1) the research on effective schools and the characteristics of effective schools; and (2) studies of effective business practices and the leadership behind those practices. Drawing on this research, the book makes 10 recommendations for those interested in moving a school toward excellence: (1) people improvement is crucial to school improvement; (2) excellent schools have a clear vision of their goals; (3) the day-to-day operation of excellent schools is guided by a few shared central values; (4) excellent schools have principals who are effective leaders; (5) the shaping of organizational culture and climate is critical to the creation of an excellent school; (6) the curriculum reflects the values of the school and provides a focus that helps teachers and students "stick to the knitting"; (7) excellent schools monitor what is important; (8) teachers in excellent schools are leaders within their classrooms; (9) excellent schools celebrate progress toward their vision; and (10) excellent schools are committed to continual renewal. (Contains 122 references.) (Rjm)
The principal as staff developer by Richard DuFour( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1983, the National Commission on Excellence in Education declared that the United States was "at risk" due to a rising tide of mediocrity in public education. In the myriad educational reforms since this declaration, one recurrent theme in these efforts has been professional development. The critical significance of staff development in a school-improvement effort and the importance of the principal in determining the success of a staff development program are detailed in this book. Four assumptions that underlie the book are: (1) the local school district and school provide the best arena for school-improvement efforts; (2) school improvement means people improvement; (3) the principal is a key figure in determining the ultimate success of any effort to develop school personnel and thus plays a major role in school improvement; and (4) schools seeking meaningful improvement must make a commitment to staff-development programs that are purposeful and goal-directed. The chapters focus on the principal as a leader, how to create a climate for effective staff development, how to forge a link between cause and commitment, how to initiate effective staff development practices, how to link staff development with teacher supervision, and alternative approaches to staff development. (Contains 91 references.) (Rjm)
Fulfilling the promise of excellence : a practitioner's guide to school improvement by Richard DuFour( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In praise of American educators : and how they can become even better by Richard DuFour( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that 21st-century American educators are doing a better job than their predecessors and suggests ways for teachers and administrators to improve education
A leader's companion : inspiration for Professional learning communities at work[TM] by Robert E Eaker( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of inspirational quotes provides daily motivation for teachers and administrators. Collected from a decade of work by renowned experts Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, and Richard DuFour, this book will keep educators focused on the daily work that drives a PLC, recommit them to their chosen profession (and remind them why they chose it), and sustain their enthusiasm for the journey
Responding to the Every Student Succeeds Act with the PLC at work process by Richard DuFour( )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains the roles that federal and state governments play in K-12 education funding with the adoption of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and how it relates to past educational reforms such as ESEA and No Child Left Behind. It emphasizes the importance of using the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) at Work process to respond to ESSA and provides the strategies and mindsets teachers, district leaders, and states should implement to enhance student learning
Apprendre par l'action, 3e édition: Manuel d'implantation des communautés d'apprentissage professionnelles by Richard DuFour( )

2 editions published in 2019 in French and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leverage : using PLCs to promote lasting improvement in schools by Thomas W Many( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover high-impact leadership strategies for a thriving learning community! This book provides straightforward guidance and solutions for educators working to transform their school environments. Concrete examples of practical, high-impact, and evidence-based practices help you leverage the big ideas of Professional Learning Communities to promote lasting improvement in your school. You'll learn to: Understand the essential role principals and teacher leaders play in leading PLCs ; Foster an understanding of how PLCs can support implementation of major instructional shifts such as the new Common Core State Standards ; Apply high-leverage strategies across your own school and district to improve instruction
Leading a high reliability school by Robert J Marzano( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do educators lead schools that consistently produce excellent results? In Leading a High Reliability School, authors Robert J. Marzano, Philip B. Warrick, Cameron L. Rains, and Richard DuFour say the key lies in Professional Learning Communities at Work (PLC), a whole-school or whole-district effort in which teams collaborate in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and actions research to achieve better results for students. A high reliability school embraces this cultural transformation. In this book, K-12 administrators will learn how to transform their schools into high reliability schools, using five levels: (1) a safe, supportive, and collaborative culture; (2) effective teaching in every classroom; (3) a guaranteed and viable curriculum; (4) standards-referenced reporting; and (5) competency-based education. With the data-driven instruction and collaborative reaching strategies in this book, leaders will boost academic achievement schoolwide--back cover
How to develop a professional learning community : passion and persistence by Richard DuFour( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A motivational video that combines music, quotes, and lighthearted humor to produce an introduction to or reinforcement for school improvement by identifying key components of professional learning communities
Professional Communities at WorkTM and Virtual Collaboration by Richard DuFour( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Professional learning communities at work : best practices for enhancing student achievement
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Getting started : reculturing schools to become professional learning communitiesProfessional learning communities at work : best practices for enhancing student achievementOn common ground : the power of professional learning communitiesRevisiting professional learning communities at work : new insights for improving schoolsWhatever it takes : how professional learning communities respond when kids don't learnRaising the bar and closing the gap : whatever it takesA leader's companion : inspiration for Professional learning communities at work[TM]
Alternative Names
DuFour, Richard, 1947-

DuFour, Richard P. 1947-2017

Richard DuFour científicu estauxunidense (1947–2017)

Ричард Дюфур

ريتشارد دوفور

ریچارد دوفور

뒤푸, 리처드 1947-

理查德·杜福爾

Languages
English (146)

French (5)

Dutch (3)