When I was first involved in a PLC group, we were not given clear guidelines for what should be discussed during these meetings, any meeting norms, or expectations. Because of this, my first experience with them was quite negative, and I felt like I was required to listen to teachers complaining without solutions.
Over the years, and with plenty of training, I now enjoy my PLC time, and look forward to it weekly. It is a time of collaboration, celebration, and brainstorming solutions to situations that arise in the developmental preschool classroom. The time is valuable and well-spent now that we have clear guidelines, expectations, and even shared beliefs about students and education.