ERIC Number: EJ1121527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Time for Teacher Learning, Planning Critical for School Reform
Merritt, Eileen G.
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n4 p31-36 Dec 2016-Jan 2017
Teachers are dedicated, wise, and thoughtful change agents who need more time to identify problems they see in their schools or classrooms and work individually and collectively on solutions. They need both more time for individual planning and time to collaborate with colleagues who teach the same grades or the same subjects. A productive day of teaching requires substantial planning time to choose effective strategies, design lessons, prepare materials and collaborate with others. Any good teacher will tell you this, and they do, whenever they are asked. Some possible ways to provide more time for planning without breaking the school budget are by shortening the school day for students, embedding more teacher work days into the school calendar, or creatively increasing staff.
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Educational Change, Time on Task, Teacher Effectiveness, Cooperative Planning, Creative Teaching, Evidence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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