Home Forums Induction for New Teachers Course Reflect on the possibility of starting a new PLC. What is the problem that will be explored? Who in your school do you think would add value to this PLC?

  • Wessel

    July 16, 2022 at 11:45 am

    All educators can add value to PLC group to enable sharing of knowledge, learning from one another.

  • nipho98

    September 12, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Educators should add PLC

  • charity123

    September 12, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    All educators will benefit

  • floraphala4568

    May 7, 2024 at 8:00 am

    All educators will add value and benefit from the PLC

  • nompumtolo3620

    May 8, 2024 at 6:59 pm

    All the educators even the teacher assistants if they are available can add value to the PLC and benefit as they share ideas, new knowledge to each and everyone.

  • thembmadzi1354

    May 19, 2024 at 9:08 pm

    All efucators must involve in PLC and participate equally in sharing knowledge

  • hlakadlami3216

    May 25, 2024 at 10:47 am

    All educators must be involved in the Plc as plc assist them in dealing with the subjects challenges. Educators gain more information, strategies, teaching methods and self confidence.

  • khombprett1790

    June 17, 2024 at 10:46 am

    All educators must gain knowledge and also the assistance teachers and they involve in PLC and also participate

  • kwenaevely7118

    June 20, 2024 at 9:26 pm

    Possibility of starting a PLC:

    – I would like to establish a learning committee that focuses on improving or enhancing teachers ICT skills or digital literacy.

    – We are moving into technological influenced world that requires teachers to adapt to new ways of teaching.

    – Many schools are also receiving gadgets that can be used to enhance the teaching and learning process.

    – This PLC will not only help my school, but other neighbouring schools and I think every teachers who has good ICT skills can add value to this PLC.


  • mmahlsekwa7766

    June 21, 2024 at 7:45 pm

    All educators must be involved in the Plc as plc assist them in dealing with the subject’s challenges. All educators can be good teams to create as subject team, areas of responsibility and grade level. <font color=”rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)” face=”inherit”> Educators gain more information, strategies, teaching methods and </font>self-confidence<font color=”rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)” face=”inherit”>.</font>

  • siyabshaba4573

    June 25, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    Opening a PLC would be very much beneficiary more expecial if teachers from other schools can join this way we can share a lot of teaching strategies

    The problem that would be explored is learners who can’t read and write

    The foundation teachers and their supervisor can play big role

  • itumelengmokoena7004

    July 1, 2024 at 10:43 am

    Starting a new PLC (Professional Learning Community) in neighboring schools can be a valuable initiative to foster collaboration and professional growth among educators.

    Problem Exploration:

    The problem or focus of the PLC should ideally be something relevant to improving teaching practices or student outcomes. Common areas of exploration could include:

    1. Improving Student Achievement: Focusing on strategies to enhance student learning outcomes in specific subjects or grade levels.

    2. Effective Teaching Strategies: Sharing and refining teaching techniques that have proven effective.

    3. Curriculum Alignment: Ensuring consistency and alignment of curriculum across different classrooms or grades.

    4. Student Engagement: Exploring ways to increase student engagement and motivation.

    5. Assessment and Feedback: Developing effective assessment practices and providing meaningful feedback to students.

    Identifying a specific problem or goal will help guide the PLC’s discussions and activities.

    Adding Value to the PLC:

    Both the Head of Department (HOD) and educators can contribute significantly to the PLC, albeit in different ways:

    • Head of Department (HOD): Typically, the HOD brings administrative oversight, curriculum expertise, and the ability to align PLC goals with school priorities. They can provide strategic direction, ensure resources are available, and support the implementation of ideas arising from the PLC.

    • Educators (Teachers): Teachers are at the forefront of classroom instruction and have firsthand experience with students. They bring practical insights, diverse perspectives, and innovative teaching strategies to the PLC. Teachers can share what works well in their classrooms, collaborate on lesson plans, and troubleshoot common challenges together.

    Collaborative Approach:

    To maximize the effectiveness of the PLC, it’s beneficial to have a mix of participants, including:

    • Experienced Teachers: Those with years of teaching experience can share their wisdom and mentor others.

    • Early-Career Teachers: New teachers bring fresh perspectives, enthusiasm, and may benefit from the guidance of more experienced colleagues.

    • Specialists (if applicable): Educators specializing in areas such as special education, language instruction, or technology integration can provide specialized knowledge and skills.

    Implementation Steps:

    When starting a new PLC:

    1. Identify Goals: Clearly define the purpose and goals of the PLC.

    2. Select Participants: Invite educators who are enthusiastic about collaboration and committed to improving teaching practices.

    3. Establish Norms: Agree on meeting schedules, expectations for participation, and confidentiality guidelines.

    4. Facilitate Discussions: Use structured protocols to ensure discussions are focused and productive.

    5. Monitor Progress: Regularly review goals and assess the impact of PLC activities on teaching and learning.

    By leveraging the expertise of both HODs and educators within the PLC, schools can create a supportive environment for professional growth and ultimately improve outcomes for students.

  • hulisnetan9240

    July 17, 2024 at 8:18 pm

    Educators will gain knowledge

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