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Teacher Collaboration

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  • Sharing Resources With Your School Community and Beyond

    By creating helpful digital resources, teachers can forge strong bonds of trust with students, parents, and colleagues both near and far.
    Vivian Hernandez
  • Opening the Door to Professional Learning

    The pineapple chart is a way for teachers to invite colleagues into their room to observe lessons for meaningful and affirming collaboration.
    571
  • 3 Keys to More Effective Collaboration in an Inclusive Classroom

    Strategies general and special education teachers can use to clearly communicate to all students that they are equal partners.
    528
  • Two teachers instructing a high school class

    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.
    8.5k
  • A Mentoring Strategy for Preservice Teachers

    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.
    14.4k
  • More Than a Buzzword: Making Interdisciplinary Learning a Reality

    Teachers in different subjects can collaborate on micro-units to reinforce what they teach and help students see how the subjects connect in the real world.
    408
  • Teachers meeting in a classroom

    Creating Effective Professional Learning Communities

    If managed well, these teams can help teachers innovate in the classroom and improve student outcomes.
    5.7k
  • The Flock: Supporting Teachers Through Peer Feedback

    No Teacher Is an Island

    Working in small teams, high school teachers offer each other support and feedback for improving in their work.
    7.5k
  • Two women hugging each other

    The Key to Effective Teams in Schools: Emotional Intelligence

    A school team’s emotional intelligence might be the most important predictor of what it will to do together and how conversations will go.
    12k
  • A teacher and his young students sit on the rug in a circle.

    What I’ve Learned From Special Ed Teachers

    Special education teachers have valuable insights to share with their peers about patience, empathy, working with parents, and more.
    6k
  • A photograph of an older student working with a younger student.

    Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

    A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.
    6.3k
  • Illustration concept showing hands pulling apart entangled lines

    Making Teams More Collaborative

    Simple but powerful advice: Clear roles, expectations, and reflection can improve collaboration.
    1.8k
  • Two teachers talking while looking at papers

    How Teachers Can Learn Through Action Research

    A look at one school’s action research project provides a blueprint for using this model of collaborative teacher learning.
    1.6k
  • Two women collaborating with a laptop

    How to Better Support Your Black Colleagues

    Black teachers are more likely to leave the profession than their White peers, but there are steps White allies can take to encourage them to stay.
    879
  • A librarian talking to a young girl at a table while two students browse the stacks behind them

    Collaborating With Your School Librarian

    Ten ways to work with your highly trained colleagues in the library to enhance literacy instruction.
    2.8k

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