Here are two possible scenarios to explain
what your school or district is facing:
Your school or district is achieving
great gains but you’re not sure what exactly
is working—and what isn’t.
You aren’t doing that well but you’re not sure
where to start to turn things around.
Movement Matters helps schools take the
quality of instruction and student learning
(and test scores) to a whole new level by:
Accurately pinpointing the
constituents that are positively impacting
test scores, and those that are not
Providing data analysis that helps
align decision-making with data
Encouraging professional development and
Contact Dr. Perry Wiseman today to find out more about
on-site introductory presentations, full day
interactive workshops, and/or on-going
consultation. You can also get a
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“From three experts in PLCs comes some sage advice about the meaning of Professional Learning Communities and the strategies for attaining them. It is in the latter endeavor, strategies, that these three authors make their most important contribution to the literature on school leadership. It is easy to tell you that you must establish teamwork, for instance, but much more difficult to give you real, practical suggestions for doing so. They have accomplished this in spades. A must read for all principals and aspiring school leaders.”
- Thomas Harvey, author of Checklist for Change; The Practical Decision Maker; Building Teams, Building People; The Politically Intelligent Leader; Resistance to Change
“Dr. Perry Wiseman is an engaging presenter who has the knowledge to support
principals in improving student achievement. [Since] the time he presented to our
administrators, we have seen a significant change in the conversations our
principals are having regarding student growth. His process, Movement Matters,
is indeed the best we have seen.
Dr. Wiseman will positively impact how you look at student outcomes.” Dr. Martinrex Kedziora Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services &
Past President of the California League of Middle Schools
"Dr. Wiseman is a brilliant fellow who believes with passion and he is very knowledgeable on the topic of PLC.
The presentation was lively that I was very attentive all through and it was even better to make us be a part by actively participating and sharing our ideas.
I liked the strategy he used to select people to answer questions. The culminating activity was evolving and an eye-opener how much we understood the components of PLC.
As it takes two to tango, the PLC model is good prescription for schools to achieve the common goal of us all: student improvement."
Anthony Ikebudu, Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District
"What Perry Wiseman manages to achieve is a useful synthesis of multiple ideas and strategies,
presented in a compact, readable form. He imparts his ideas clearly and backs them up with ample examples,
which ably move the reader from theory into practice. This book contains information that would be of interest
to any school administrator, regardless of length of tenure in that capacity. It would be especially valuable to
a novice school leader or anyone needing an easily comprehensible roadmap for guiding and molding a fragmented school into a functional, unified community."
It’s the Holiday Season, and I hope you’re spending quality time with the family (and getting some rest as well). To illustrate the importance of down time here’s the short parable titled, “The Sawyer and the Saw.” You may have heard it already, but we all need a reminder from time to time. Walking through [...] Leave a comment
Our book, Reviving Professional Learning Communities: Strength through diversity, conflict, teamwork, and structure, will be available December 16, 2012. Sprinkled throughout are 32 practical strategies to move collaboration from theory to practice. Below is an excerpt from Chapter 5: Strategies for Standpoint. You can Pre-Order the book now by visiting tinyurl.com/9tarmwc. STANDPOINT STRATEGY 7: STRENGTHEN UNION AND ADMINISTRATION [...] Leave a comment
I’m so pleased to announce the completion of our book, Reviving Professional Learning Communities. It’s been in publication stages for a couple of months now and is tentatively scheduled to be available in December 2012. The three authors (Dr. Nicholas Richter, Dr. Hector Arroyo, and I) want to extend a big “thank you” to Dr. Kristine [...] Leave a comment
I’d like to celebrate the exceptional work recently completed by one of our fellow dedicated educators, Nicholas Richter. We’ll start with a bit of background though. Previously I introduced the “Four Key Foundations Assessment“, a survey delineated in my book, Strong Schools, Strong Leaders. The instrument was developed to assess evidence of four bedrock practices [...] Leave a comment
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