George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Collaboration

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

  • Tapping Into the Expertise in the Building

    The triad model of peer coaching takes advantage of a powerful professional learning resource available to teachers—their colleagues.
    Kristin Rouleau
  • Personalized Professional Development

    Lesson study helps teachers improve by focusing on collaboratively planning and revising a single lesson.
  • 5 Fun Cards for Teacher Appreciation Week

    Recognize your favorite teacher with these sweets-themed cards.
  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
  • 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.
  • Every Teacher Needs a Mentor

    Find that person who challenges, advises, and celebrates you—and be that person for someone else.
  • No Teacher Is an Island

    Working in small teams, high school teachers offer each other support and feedback for improving in their work.
  • Classroom Management Tips for Co-Teachers

    Strategies tailored to the special challenges teachers face when they work together in the classroom.
  • Knowing Every Child Through Index Card Rosters

    By regularly reviewing students’ behavior and learning as a team, teachers can ensure that every student is seen, supported, and celebrated.
  • Pairing Teachers to Drive Professional Development

    Regular peer-to-peer observations—with a focus on learning, not evaluation—fosters a culture of growth and safety for teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Collaborating on Project-Based Learning

    A school-based professional learning community (PLC) is well structured to enhance all aspects of project-based learning.