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Friday, September 17, 2010

Collaboration Among Teachers Helps Students

Earlier this year, I discussed the importance of collaborating in schools in order to improve teaching and so student performance.  Here is data supporting this assumption - courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.
Collaboration is improving scores, teaching at Pennsylvania school
Educators at a Pennsylvania high school are embracing professional-learning communities as a way to ensure that all students are learning the same material and are being kept on track. Improved test scores and more effective teaching are among the benefits of the collaborative system, educators say. "This is my 18th year teaching," one teacher said. "And it's making my life easier." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (9/14Bookmark and Share