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  • 4 Productive Team Teaching Models

    An overview of different models two teachers can use to work together to meet the needs of every student in an inclusive classroom.
    Paul G. Young
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  • 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.
    6.9k
  • 5 Steps to More Effective PD With Book Studies

    Educational book studies give teachers opportunities for powerful professional development built on collaboration and connection.
    455
  • 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.
    4.3k
  • 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.
    16.4k
  • Creating Effective Professional Learning Communities

    If managed well, these teams can help teachers innovate in the classroom and improve student outcomes.
    14.8k
  • 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.
    14.4k
  • 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.
    1.2k
  • Bringing Teachers Into Instructional Leadership Teams

    It’s essential for school leaders to find ways to include and strengthen teacher voice in instructional decision-making processes.
    822
  • 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.
    11.6k
  • No Teacher Is an Island

    Working in small teams, high school teachers offer each other support and feedback for improving in their work.
    7.5k
  • 4 Ways to Build a Culture of Professional Learning

    When school leaders give teachers the opportunity to improve their craft together, the entire community benefits.
  • 4 Elementary Teaching Strategies That Enhance High School Math

    Strategies like anchor charts aren’t just for elementary school—they can help high school students engage in complex mathematical thinking.
    486
  • 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.
    6.8k
  • 6 Helpful Tips for New Teachers

    Making a habit of these practices can help new teachers avoid burnout and thrive in the classroom during their first year—and beyond.
    548

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