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Friday, September 18, 2009

Collaboration - A Best Practice for Adults as Well?

Best Practices work for adults as well as students. As a follow up to Stephanie Harvey's and Harvey Daniels' new book Collaboration and Comprehension, I am offering this article to provide some information to compare to the key ideas of collaboration in the book. Take a minute and read the article and let us know what you think.

School districts share effort to develop staff abilities
An annual leadership academy that brings together teachers and staff from two Georgia school districts is being praised by participants and district officials for enhancing professional development. The cooperative effort, now in its fourth year, includes training and sharing between employees of the Dalton and Whitfield County school systems. "It definitely focused my efforts and also refined my actions. It made me more efficient and effective," said a participating teacher. Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)

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