This study points toward concrete practices that high performing schools take in order to nurture teacher collaboration. This environment allows teachers to learn from themselves and can lead to long-term benefits.
More in the Focus on Collaboration series
In this planning conversation, a teacher and coach discuss some of their ideas and concerns about a forthcoming lesson. With a coach, she discusses some of her ideas and concerns about the forthcoming lesson.
In this conversation, a teacher reflects on the successes and difficulties of a recent lesson. With a coach, she discusses the successes of the lesson, as well as details to improve on next time.
After choosing a common task, the teachers in this grade level meeting anticipate student responses, then sort and sequence them by level of complexity.