Taking time for teacher collaboration improves student achievement

11/18/2012 | Education Week Teacher

Some schools are finding success when teachers take the time during the school day for "job-embedded professional learning" to collaborate and discuss how to improve student learning, Leaning Forward's Stephanie Hirsh writes in this blog post. Hirsh cites a National Center on Time and Learning report, which studied 30 schools with students from high-poverty backgrounds. "What stands out for me is that the teachers in these schools prioritized their learning and collaboration time to achieve significant results for their students," Hirsh writes.

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