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Teacher Collaboration

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  • Setting Up In-House Microlearning for Teachers via a Message App

    Using microlearning approaches and online messaging platforms makes professional learning accessible and enjoyable for teachers.
    Valentina Melnikova
  • Rethinking the Role of the Instructional Coach

    When instructional coaches also teach in the classroom, they can build mutual trust and respect with teachers.
  • Enhancing Collaboration Between Classroom Teachers and ELL Specialists

    English language learners really benefit when teachers establish effective teamwork to support them.
  • 5 Principles of Effective Mentors

    Great mentors cultivate several core competencies in themselves and their student teachers via a collaborative, supportive relationship.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 5 Effective Ways to Support Teacher Collaboration

    School leaders can make collaboration a priority so that teachers learn from each other and develop their instructional skills.
  • 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.
  • 4 Practical Ways Administrators Can Support Teachers

    A teacher who has been in roles ranging from long-term sub to assistant principal has noticed four common strategies used by supportive school leaders.
  • Promoting Teacher Retention Through Mentoring

    The first years of teaching are hard, but a strong mentoring relationship within a supportive induction program can make all the difference.
  • One Teacher’s Ideas on How Administrators Can Support Teachers

    The key point for school leaders, this teacher believes, is to focus on collaboration, inquiry, and active listening.
  • Fostering Peer Connections in Staff Meetings

    These simple social and emotional learning activities can help make staff meetings more engaging and productive.
  • Creating Opportunities for All Teachers to Grow

    When grade-level teams of teachers work together on skills and strategies to help them improve their practice every week, everyone benefits.

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