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Teacher Collaboration

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  • Bringing Teachers Into Instructional Leadership Teams

    It’s essential for school leaders to find ways to include and strengthen teacher voice in instructional decision-making processes.
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  • 3 Habits of Highly Effective Teacher Teams

    When time is of the essence—and the goal is to drive deeper student learning—here are three ways to keep teacher teams focused and productive.
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  • For New Teachers, 6 Principles to Remember This Year

    It won’t be easy, but if you prepare for turbulence and set reasonable goals, you’ll stay calmer and make progress in all the right places.
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  • 4 Elementary Teaching Strategies That Enhance High School Math

    Strategies like anchor charts aren’t just for elementary school—they can help high school students engage in complex mathematical thinking.
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  • Mentoring the Mentor

    Experienced teachers can be wonderful mentors for novices, but it’s important to also give them support when they need it.
    377
  • 4 Benefits of Using Videoconferences for IEP Meetings

    Holding individualized education program meetings online makes it easier for parents and educators to ensure that students’ specific needs will be met.
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  • The Qualities of Exceptional Mentor Teachers

    Hundreds of teachers answered the question ‘What makes a great mentor?’ We read all 851 comments and distilled the very best advice.
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  • 6 Helpful Tips for New Teachers

    Making a habit of these practices can help new teachers avoid burnout and thrive in the classroom during their first year—and beyond.
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  • How to Choose a Co-Teaching Model

    Knowing the pros and cons of the six models of co-teaching can help teachers determine which one is best for a given lesson.
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  • Creating Effective Professional Learning Communities

    If managed well, these teams can help teachers innovate in the classroom and improve student outcomes.
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  • How to Develop a Grade-Wide PBL Unit

    Teachers can collaborate to create a student-centered project that focuses on multiple content areas.
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  • A Mentoring Strategy for Preservice Teachers

    Teacher candidates at the University of Wyoming Lab School co-teach with veterans to learn about planning, instruction, and assessment.
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  • Using the Inquiry Process to Improve Learning Outcomes

    With data gathered from early assessments, teachers can work together to improve lessons to better meet the needs of all students.
    442
  • Formulating a Successful Grow-Your-Own Teacher Residency Program

    School districts can develop an equity-focused training program that ensures that teachers are highly trained, supported, and effective.
    272
  • 4 Steps to Help Teachers Reset This Summer

    Taking some time for reflection now sets teachers up for a strong start when they return to the classroom after the break.
    409

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