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Monday, April 15, 2013

Educator: Teachers need more time for collaborative learning - courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief


Collaborative learning leads to collaborative reasoning - a must for the 21st century.  This article
helps readers think about how to facilitate this process with teachers.

School leaders need to provide teachers with what is needed most to rise to the challenge of implementing the Common Core State Standards -- collaborative learning time, writes Stanford University professor Linda Darling-Hammond. In this guest blog post, she cites the recently released survey data on remodeling literacy instruction from the National Center for Literacy Education. "It found that in schools where educators report that professional collaboration is routinely practiced, trust among all educators is high, and new learning about effective practices is shared much more rapidly," she writes. The Washington Post/The Answer Sheet blog Bookmark and Share

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