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Teacher Collaboration

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

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  • Making a Music Video to Build Staff Camaraderie

    Tips for how your school staff can work together to create a fun music video, which can build community and a sense of school identity.
    Harry O'Malley
  • How Technology Coaches Can Best Collaborate With Teachers

    Inquiry, reflection, and guided implementation allow technology coaches and teachers to engage in meaningful collaboration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Creating Effective Professional Learning Communities

    If managed well, these teams can help teachers innovate in the classroom and improve student outcomes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Finding Mentorship as a First-Year Teacher

    The first year of teaching is tough, but mentors can lighten the load. Here’s how to find the right people to help you on your path.
  • The Qualities of Exceptional Mentor Teachers

    Hundreds of teachers answered the question ‘What makes a great mentor?’ We read all 851 comments and distilled the very best advice.
  • How Administrators Can Make Professional Learning More Collaborative

    The teachers in a school have expertise that should be the basis for professional learning focused on what the school needs.
  • 5 Ways Seasoned Veterans Can Support New Teachers

    Making headway as a new teacher can be challenging, but the transition is easier when experienced colleagues lend a helping hand.
  • 5 Steps to More Effective PD With Book Studies

    Educational book studies give teachers opportunities for powerful professional development built on collaboration and connection.
  • Boosting Students’ Literacy Skills With Help From the School Librarian

    Teachers in every content area can build partnerships with the school librarian to support students’ academic literacy across the curriculum.

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