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ERIC Number: EJ963534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Year We Learned to Collaborate
Silva, Janice; Contreras, Kathia
Educational Leadership, v69 n2 p54-58 Oct 2011
In 2008-09, Colegio Ingles had a watershed year in terms of teachers learning to enhance one another's skills. Beneath a deceptively congenial surface, teachers at this Mexican preK-9th grade school were avoiding professional confrontations and rarely observed one another's classes or shared teaching solutions and innovations. That same year, the school's elementary division implemented a new student-centered math program that challenged teachers' traditional methods of operating. To help its elementary teachers learn to share their instructional practices and to collaborate, Colegio Ingles piloted the Collaborative Coaching and Learning model (developed by the Boston Plan for Excellence). Silva and Contreras describe the steps of this model, from joint lesson planning, to mutual observations and "critical friend" style debriefing, to holding teachers accountable for the resulting plans to change their instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico