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ERIC Number: ED537951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-14
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Common Planning Time for High School Teachers. Research Brief
Dotson, Michael
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Research says that there are measurable benefits to student outcomes that are the result of programs which provide time for teachers to collaborate successfully. According to Jane Belmore, focused and goal-driven collaborative planning time helps teachers become more highly qualified by improving teaching strategies, among other results. These improved strategies, in turn, help to produce better student outcomes. The aforementioned improved strategies are by no means isolated to the methodology behind delivery of the curriculum but rather encompass all of the aspects of teaching that can be discussed mutually among educator. Many researchers believe that collaboration results in a reduction of time-related stressors, but too often programs fail because they are interpreted as an addition to the already unrealistic workload. In fact, schools should intently pursue solutions to the workload problem. Among teachers who leave schools, the top two reasons for the move is lack of planning time and too heavy a workload according to the Alliance of Excellent Education. A successful collaborative planning time program within a school or, better yet a district, could work to alleviate both of these issues simultaneously. (Contains 10 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)