When teachers and administrators have a common vision of “focusing on student success and improving student learning”, a powerful collaborative team is essential to make that vision a reality. The MPA Professional Learning Community-Focus on Learning team was created on 13th October, 2010 with the following members: Bhupinderjeet Kaur, Devneet Singh, Gagandeep Kaur, Gurinder Singh, Gurmit Kaur, Himi Kahlon, Jagat Joti Singh, Jasbir Saluja, Kirandeep Kaur, Mamta Menon and Nidhi Pathak.
The team decided to hold regular meetings focused specifically on student learning—and only on student learning.
The core values agreed upon included having high levels of trust between group members, allowing for productive conflict to occur in a safe environment, and seeking to identify and amplify instructional practices that work.
Team members agreed to rethink what they do in the classroom based on the collective work of the group and also to see themselves as interdependent, sharing ownership for the success of all students.