Draw on collective expertise and energy through collaborative teaching and planning, collegial support, and team development.
Making a Music Video to Build Staff CamaraderieTips for how your school staff can work together to create a fun music video, which can build community and a sense of school identity.178
How Technology Coaches Can Best Collaborate With TeachersInquiry, reflection, and guided implementation allow technology coaches and teachers to engage in meaningful collaboration.
5 Effective Ways to Support Teacher CollaborationSchool leaders can make collaboration a priority so that teachers learn from each other and develop their instructional skills.246
4 Practical Ways Administrators Can Support TeachersA teacher who has been in roles ranging from long-term sub to assistant principal has noticed four common strategies used by supportive school leaders.1k
Creating Effective Professional Learning CommunitiesIf managed well, these teams can help teachers innovate in the classroom and improve student outcomes.14.5k
Promoting Teacher Retention Through MentoringThe first years of teaching are hard, but a strong mentoring relationship within a supportive induction program can make all the difference.386
How to Choose a Co-Teaching ModelKnowing the pros and cons of the six models of co-teaching can help teachers determine which one is best for a given lesson.14.5k
For New Teachers, 6 Principles to Remember This YearIt 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.3k
3 Habits of Highly Effective Teacher TeamsWhen 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.2.3k
Finding Mentorship as a First-Year TeacherThe 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.212
The Qualities of Exceptional Mentor TeachersHundreds of teachers answered the question ‘What makes a great mentor?’ We read all 851 comments and distilled the very best advice.1.1k
How Administrators Can Make Professional Learning More CollaborativeThe teachers in a school have expertise that should be the basis for professional learning focused on what the school needs.341
5 Ways Seasoned Veterans Can Support New TeachersMaking headway as a new teacher can be challenging, but the transition is easier when experienced colleagues lend a helping hand.254
5 Steps to More Effective PD With Book StudiesEducational book studies give teachers opportunities for powerful professional development built on collaboration and connection.353
Boosting Students’ Literacy Skills With Help From the School LibrarianTeachers in every content area can build partnerships with the school librarian to support students’ academic literacy across the curriculum.310