Making Time to Cultivate Collaboration
Almost every teacher would like to collaborate more. Teaching strategies research shows that schools with both formal and informal channels for teachers to share and learn from one another have increased student achievement.
While teachers know it’s important, many have found it difficult to collaborate. A survey by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) found that collaboration was the most valued form of professional learning among educators, but only 10 percent of respondents actually had the opportunity to observe colleagues in the classroom.
So which schools are making it work – and what are they doing?