Critical Friends Group (CFG)

Teacher LEADership Academy participants are certified as NSRF-Critical Friends Group (CFG) coaches. As CFG coaches, they focus on building collegial dialogue in order to better support the work of the Professional Learning Support Teams (PLSTs)and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). The collegial dialogue PLC process focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, rethinking leadership, cooperative adult learning, and effective feedback. The primary goal of the collegial dialogue PLC is to increase student learning, contribute to the participants' professional growth, and strengthen the school and District's capacity to function as learning communities.