Moving from Teacher Isolation to Collaboration

Moving from Teacher Isolation to Collaboration

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Teaching embodies many roles -- in the classroom through teacher-student interactions, and beyond the classroom through teacher-adult interactions. This book explains and demonstrates how collaboration and teamwork can help enhance professionalism and school quality by overcoming teachers' isolation in the classroom, in the school, and in their work. The contributing authors address: historic patterns of isolation; why collaboration is crucial for vibrant and sustained professionalism; principles of successful team collaboration in schools and other sectors; school districts' structure and support for collaborative teams; forces that motivate or restrain teachers' ability to collaborate; how teachers in grade-level teams perceive the quality of their training and support; team members' perceptions of their work in departments; teachers' use of evidence of student learning to improve teacher and organizational learning; and teacher-principal collaboration from the perspectives of exemplary teachers. These chapters provide insight into the complexity of teachers' roles, and indicate the necessity to build collaboration within the school and beyond.Enhancing Professionalism and School Quality Sharon Conley, Bruce S. Cooper ... However, it can be argued that this membership has not resulted in the same professional stature as the professions of law and medicine. ... of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). ... Practicing PKa€”12 classroom teachers make up the majority of the board, which develops recommendations for statewide standards for educators.

Title:Moving from Teacher Isolation to Collaboration
Author:Sharon Conley, Bruce S. Cooper
Publisher:R&L Education - 2013-08-29


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