George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Collaboration

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

  • Teacher Collaboration

    Classroom Management Tips for Co-Teachers

    Strategies tailored to the special challenges teachers face when they work together in the classroom.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    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.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Collaborating on Project-Based Learning

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

    60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    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.
  • Teacher Leadership

    Every Teacher Needs a Mentor

    Find that person who challenges, advises, and celebrates you—and be that person for someone else.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    No Teacher Is an Island

    Working in small teams, high school teachers offer each other support and feedback for improving in their work.
  • Teacher Development

    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.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    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.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    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.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    Collaborating With Your School Librarian

    Ten ways to work with your highly trained colleagues in the library to enhance literacy instruction.
  • New Teachers

    Building Resilience as a New Teacher

    An early-career teacher shares strategies for responding with grace to three difficult issues new teachers may face.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    A Weekly Morale Boost for Teachers

    Sending out bumps—emails with compliments shared among staff—is a simple way to spread positivity and increase teacher efficacy.
  • Professional Development

    Teacher Labs: Making Professional Development Collaborative

    Watch the magic that happens when educators observe each other teaching and then reflect together.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide

    Check out these six, educational ideologies that influence a teacher's decision-making. Which one represents you?