For the professional learning community of New Richmond Exempted Village School District, the guiding principles are the four critical questions popularized by author/educator Rick DuFour. Introduced to NREVSD by Superintendent Tracey Miller in 2019, the four critical questions are bringing a simple but important clarity to the district’s instructional mission by providing students with a “comprehensive and consistent New Richmond educational experience.”
The four critical questions of a professional learning community are:
- What do we want children to know and be able to do?
- How will we know when they have mastered it?
- What will we do when they haven’t learned the learning objectives?
- What will we do when they already know the learning objectives?