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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

The Power of Teacher Collaboration
Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues. In this article, “Research Shows Teacher Collaboration Helps Raise Student Achievement,” researcher Carrie Leana writes about the missing link in school reform: teacher collaboration. In her study of over 1,000 4th and 5th grade teachers in New York City, Leana found that, “students showed higher gains in math achievement when their teachers reported frequent conversations with their peers that centered on math, and when there was a feeling of trust or closeness among teachers.” Collaboration begins with finding time to connect with colleagues, to share thoughts, and provide support. Here are 3 tips for successful collaboration: 1. Remember to ask your colleagues to share their trials and triumphs with you, too. 2. Teaching as a Team Sport (Video Playlist)

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Research Shows Teacher Collaboration Helps Raise Student Achievement Research suggests that collaboration with colleagues around student instruction is an essential part of every teacher’s job and results in rising student achievement. These are the findings Carrie R. Leana, a professor of organizations and management at the University of Pittsburgh, writes about in the fall 2011 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning In this article, I'll share 10 tips to use collaboration tools in eLearning, so that you can create eLearning courses that are truly interactive, immersive, and innovative. Each tip, trick, and technique will allow you to not only more effectively utilize collaboration tools, but to make social collaboration an integral part of your eLearning strategy. Collaborative learning is an important part of eLearning. Research Shows Teacher Collaboration Helps Raise Student Achievement Research suggests that collaboration with colleagues around student instruction is an essential part of every teacher’s job and results in rising student achievement. These are the findings Carrie R. Leana, a professor of organizations and management at the University of Pittsburgh, writes about in the fall 2011 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians Presenters at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities conference described how librarians today must curate, foster citizenship, forge connections—and more By Michelle LuhtalaRead more by Contributor August 2nd, 2012 As the lone librarian and technology integration specialist for an entire district, regularly meeting her K-8 students on a fixed schedule, Miller does not teach alone. She models collaboration by forming instructional partnerships with educators around the world. Two Libraries, One Voice, a joint blog documenting Miller’s co-teaching experience with John Schumacher, Brook Forest Elementary School’s librarian 338 miles away in Illinois, illustrates how technology transcends geography in the new millennium. Common Core

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5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level In May, we published the post, 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration. Given the high level of interest in this topic, today we offer a guest post with 5 more fun tools for collaborating in (and out of) the classroom! The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, informed us that teachers want tools that support student collaboration and provide interactive experiences. Through collaboration, students are able to learn team building, which benefits them for the rest of their lives. Image Source: Collaboration is an activity that allows students to team up to brainstorm and work on a same project.

Will blended learning fulfill its disruptive potential? - Christensen Institute : Christensen Institute Dec 1, 2016 As I mentioned in my last post, the history of education in the United States includes a long list of ambitious programs, initiatives, and reforms that have floundered in producing their promised improvements in student outcomes. Veteran teachers and school leaders have seen wave after wave of pedagogical, curricular, and policy fads wash over the education landscape with little lasting effect. Given this history, could blended learning be just the latest educational fad to follow this same pattern?

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