It is not always easy to get teachers to work with another teacher. Try to build into any of your professional development activities strategies for teachers to collaborate, share, and learn from each other.
- Plan workshop activities where teacher work in pairs/groups with people they know and don't know.
- Allow teachers to share experiences during the beginning of a workshop/training.
- Use online collaboration tools such as discussion boards, instant messaging, chat rooms, listservs, and email to extend your workshop so that participants keep in touch with one another and can continue to share and collaborate.
Submitted by:Leilani Carbonell-Pedroni, Coach/VP Research and Development
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