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Learning Communities, part III

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本篇是「學習型社群」部落格文章系列的第三及最後部分。Scroll down for English version

至目前為止,我們已瞭解我們的使命是如何帶領我們學習型社群的動向(第一部分),以及學習型社群的重要特徵;焦點及合作(第二部分)

學習型社群演變後的成果是簡單的。這些成果,將會表現出具有鼓勵支持性且樂於分享的領導才能。他們將一起合作、來創造學習機會。他們有共同的價值觀及遠見。他們共同創造出一個具有鼓勵支持性、且富有團隊合作精神的環境。最後,他們會為自己的角色及表現來慶祝喝采。於此情形下,學生的成功,將會是我們學習型社群團隊合作下的副產品。學習即為共同的經驗,成為一個人人都參與的例行程序。最後,當學生離開這個學習型社群,他們就成為改變的催化劑;預備貢獻自己於下一個所參與的社群。

Richard DuFour曾提道:「即使是最宏偉的設計,最後都需要努力工作來完成。」復臨卓越是一個宏偉的設計,而這是需要付出許多的努力才得以完成。這就是為什麼,我們老師需要家長一起與我們在這個學習型社群中齊心協力。惟有如此,所有邁向成功道路的阻礙才得以被移除,而學習型社群才將可以自由地以一個獨特且令人驚嘆的方式成長茁壯

結論是,我以身為復臨卓越的一分子為榮。我對我們所做的一切深富信心。我誠摯地希望您也是如此這麼地認為。

Geoff McRae-校長

This is the third and final part of the blog series on Learning Communities.

So far we have covered how the Primacy mission drives the direction of our Learning Community (part one), also the essential features of a Learning Community; focus and collaboration (part two).

The results of a learning community are simple. These results embody a supportive and shared leadership.  They work collectively to create learning opportunities.  They share values and vision. They create conditions that are both supportive and collaborative.  Ultimately, results celebrate who and what we are. When this happens, student success becomes a by-product of our learning community’s actions.

Learning, as a shared experience, becomes a routine that involves everybody.  In the end, when a student leaves the learning community, they become an active agent of change; ready to give of themselves to the next community they join.

Richard DuFour said, “Even the grandest design eventually translates into hard work.”  Primacy is a grand design, and it takes hard work.  This is why we teachers need parents and students alike to collaborate with us in this learning community. Only then, will all barriers to success be removed and the learning community will be free to grow in unique and in amazing ways.

In closing, I am proud to be a part of this school.  I believe in everything that we do.  It is my hope that you do too.

Geoff McRae – Principal