NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ966935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Grassroots Growth: The Evolution of a Teacher Study Group
Maloney, Dana; Moore, Terry; Taylor, Monica
Journal of Staff Development, v32 n5 p46-49, 54 Oct 2011
Four years ago, a group of teachers lingered after a district meeting, sharing a conversation about encouraging social responsibility in the school district of Tenafly, New Jersey. That conversation led to the eventual formation of a teacher study group, a grassroots professional learning community that has impacted its members and the school district. Teachers find they are energized when they participate in the teacher study group focused on social responsibility. The group members' experiences offer some lessons about organic professional development and the role of teacher leaders within and beyond traditional district roles.
Learning Forward. 504 South Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056. Tel: 513-523-6029; Fax: 513-523-0638; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey