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Critical Friends

Author: Ashley Sweatt

In this lesson, you will learn about some common coaching techniques that are used in professional learning communities.

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Notes on "Critical Friends"


(00:00 - 00:07) Introduction

(00:08 - 00:21) What Will You Learn Today?

(00:22 - 01:30) What are Professional Learning Communities?

(01:31 - 03:07) What are Critical Friends Groups?

(03:08 - 05:08) What are the Protocols for Critical Friends?

(05:09 - 05:46) What Did You Learn Today?

(05:47 - 06:10) Reflection



Additional Resources

All Things PLC: About PLCs

This website is a useful resource from Solution Tree. The site includes articles, templates, and planning tools for implementing Professional Learning Communities.

​NSRF: Frequently Asked Questions

This is the National School Reform Faculty site that reviews Critical Friends Groups and their relationship to Professional Learning Communities.