I find that talking and working with your colleagues is one of the best teaching tools for an educator. I have learned so much from my peers! Acording to Nieto (2003), "In the work I've done with teachers, it has often been the case that their greatest inspiration comes from other teachers, not from outside 'experts,' certainly not from staff meetings, not even from books. These things may also inpire teachers, but it's puzzling out the day-to-day problems with colleagues that tends to be most helpful" (p. 58).
What are some tips or helpful hints that you might have learned from your colleagues?
Nieto, S. (2003). What keeps teachers going? New York: Teachers College Press