George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Collaboration

Draw on collective expertise and energy through collaborative teaching and planning, collegial support, and team development.

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Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

Ben Johnson makes the case for cross-curricular teaching and how it leads to deeper learning.

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Analyzing Student Work: Using Peer Feedback to Improve Instruction
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Analyze Student Work to Inform Instruction

Tailor your instruction by incorporating your peers’ feedback about student work.

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Arts Integration: Deepening Understanding of Core Content
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Using the Arts to Synthesize Student Understanding

Arts integration is more than an afterthought. You can use the arts to both meet your arts standards and deepen academic learning.

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A close up of a female teacher from the shoulders up. She's sitting at a table with two other teachers, talking.
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The Power of Vulnerability in Professional Development

Sharing your students' work with your peers fuels incredible professional growth.

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The Tuning Protocol: A Framework for Personalized Professional Development

Use this innovative, six-step approach of structured yet welcoming group discussion to invite thoughtful classroom, department, and schoolwide feedback.

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An illustration of a shadow-like teenage boy. He's drawing a school, inspired from reading a book. The word "growth" is highlighted in green in the background.
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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

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A student is drawing on a big piece of paper, filling in two columns, "Supporting Details" and "Evidence From."
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Teacher Leadership as Professional Development

When leadership finds you, make it about improving your own teaching skills as well as helping others connect with new ideas, tools, and materials.

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Edcamps: The New Professional Development

When teachers choose their own professional learning opportunities (such as Edcamps), many feel more support in their jobs and better prepared to support their students' learning.

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A closeup of a large group of teachers standing shoulder to shoulder in a room. They are all looking in the same direction with a reflective look on their faces.
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Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide

Check out these six, educational ideologies that influence a teacher's decision-making. Which one represents you?

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student
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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

See step-by-step how this Arizona elementary school gives its students the additional time they need to master core concepts and elevate their learning to the next level.

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Making the Most Out of Teacher Collaboration

Blogger Ben Johnson stresses the importance of collaboration and offer strategies for teachers working together.

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How to Encourage Collaborative Lesson Planning
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There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Tips for Collaborative Planning

Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.

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Teacher Collaboration: Spreading Best Practices School-Wide
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Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths

At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students with schoolwide best practices.

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When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

See what it looks like when a district that has a strong collaborative culture undertakes a major initiative like implementing the Common Core.

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Response to Intervention: Collaborating to Target Instruction
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Response to Intervention: Meeting Students at Their Learning Ability

Meyer Elementary School's Response to Intervention practice has contributed to their ranking in the top five percent of all Michigan schools.

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