Written by Mark Langley — The author describes classroom discussion as a powerful tool for creating learning communities in which students are truly “active learners.”
Written by Hélène l. Bickford, MEd — This article looks at the role of professional learning communities in educational sustainability through a limited review of the current literature.
Written by John W. Billings — The author emphasizes the positive effects that instructional leaders can have when they encourage teacher empowerment, collaboration, and trust.
Written by Stacey Curdie — An online instructor reflects on the formation of virtual communities of learners, where students feel both connected and empowered.
Written by James Whiting — The author describes what happens when ELL teachers in low-incidence settings address professional isolation through the development of learning communities online.
Written by Kevin Johnson and Carlton Fitzgerald — This article reviews a study developed to measure student satisfaction with online, blended, and face-to-face components in graduate study classes.
Written by Keith Charpentier — A principal shares the story of a successful learning community in practice.
Written by Pamela Campbell — The author describes the efforts of one professional learning community that created an intervention block to meet the needs of learners.
Written by Heather Krill, David LaBrie, and Kristie Morris — Educators participating in Parker Palmer’s Courage to Teach program reflect on its impact and share research relating their professional development of professional learning communities.
Written by Suzanne Cohoon and Amanda Greene — Undergraduate education majors share their experiences in a university cohort model that promotes the development of professional learning communities.