George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Collaboration

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

  • Co-Teaching in Distance Learning

    A middle school English and special education teacher share how they meet the needs of all of their students—and the new practices they’ll bring back to the classroom.
    Sarah Kesty, Joshua Dye
  • 4 Guiding Questions for Effective Remote Collaboration

    Working remotely is changing teaching, and it affects how school teams work together as well. Addressing these questions will help teams ensure that they’re doing their best work.
  • How Teachers Can Ease the Transition to Kindergarten

    Three strategies early childhood educators can use to help prepare their students for the changes ahead.
  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Making Teams More Collaborative

    Simple but powerful advice: Clear roles, expectations, and reflection can improve collaboration.
  • The Benefits of Teaching for Administrators

    Teaching a class gives administrators an opportunity to develop deeper empathy and better understanding of classroom challenges.
  • Creating Effective Professional Learning Communities

    If managed well, these teams can help teachers innovate in the classroom and improve student outcomes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • How to Address Tough Topics in Staff Meetings

    A structured process can help administrators and teachers discuss topics they’d often rather avoid, from equity issues to team dynamics.
  • 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.