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August 27, 2014

Why Is Collaboration So Controversial?

Recent articles about teacher collaboration hint at important Common Core implementation challenges.

August 01, 2014

How Not to Stink at Math

A hotly debated article shows that teacher collaboration is the key to improved instruction.

July 11, 2014

Why Atlanta Public Schools Is Recruiting Talent From Major Charter Network

David Jernigan's hiring is part of a broader plan to promote collaboration between the district and its local charter sector.

June 23, 2014

N.Y.C. Teachers Didn't Embrace District's Digital Collaboration Tool, Study Finds

A district-developed Web 2.0 tool to help teachers share ideas and resources has not been effectively used by New York City teachers, according to an independent evaluation.

June 02, 2014

Let's 'See Each Other Through' the Learning

Carol Fran├žois explores how Daniel Pontefract's book, Flat Army, demands we change our habits and mindsets about leading and learning.

May 22, 2014

What the Independent School-Public School Dialogue Needs

Independent schools extol and cleave to their mission statements, and I'd like to see an organization, or a series of events, whose stated purpose would be to bring educators together across all sectors to build and fortify, to lift some language from the #PubPriBridge statement of purpose, "a mutual commitment 'to make the waves that raise all boats'" and to "direct these waves toward helping all students in all schools rise higher, think more deeply, and become more engaged and active citizens."

May 19, 2014

3 Ways to Build Trust in Professional Learning

National education reports often have difficulty getting attention, but that was not the case when the Gallup polling organization released State of America's Schools. Rather than prescribing technocratic approaches for improving education, the report focused on the "human elements" that drive student achievement.

May 15, 2014

3 Principles for Authentic PLCs

Research supports the value of educator collaboration. A recent report from the Rennie Center confirms that when teachers collaborate, students benefit. Too often, however, professional learning within communities of peers is merely a label.

May 13, 2014

Independent School Responsibilities: 'Test Kitchens' and Sustaining a Nation

Independent school students and their families may have absented themselves from public schools, but there is no reason that our practices need to do so. In return for tax-exemptions and public acquiescence to our relatively unregulated existence, why not give back by sharing what we know best: our own experiences related to teaching and learning?

April 29, 2014

Does Culture Eat Strategy for Lunch?

According to evidence from research and the field, professional learning that leads to changed practices requires a commitment to a culture of continuous improvement, says Stephanie Hirsh.

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