ERIC Number: ED486512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Teachers Teaching Teachers: Creating a Community of Learners to Improve Instruction and Student Achievement. Best Practices for Implementing HSTW and MMGW
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Effective school leaders use a variety of strategies-- including creating opportunities for teachers to learn from each other--to encourage and support teachers in achieving greater excellence in the classroom. "Teachers teaching teachers" is a concept that can pay real dividends when it focuses on ways to engage and motivate students to perform at higher levels. Some of these low cost methods that can be embedded into the school culture are: (1) Study Groups; (2) Critical Friends Groups where teachers in these groups meet together one to two hours monthly for the purpose of improving their teaching skills through collaborative learning. They have a leader or "coach" who has been trained to help the teachers get the most out of their sessions. (3) Demonstration Classrooms; (4) Peer Coaching; (5) Peer Observations; (6) Mentor Programs for New teachers; and (6) Distance Learning.
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Professional Development, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills, School Culture, Mentors, Distance Education, Leadership, Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5776. Tel: 404-875-9211.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.