Importance of Collegiality

These teachers explain how their colleagues have helped them tackle the challenges of incorporating formative assessments and making meaningful use of data, relating information about children's learning to Common Core objectives. 

  • What needs to be in place for this kind of collegiality to happen? 
  • How can schools become productive working environments for teachers, and why does laying this groundwork ultimately benefit students? 
  • What makes collaboration opportunities really worthwhile? Give specific examples of what meaningful, sustained opportunities to build collegiality look like, and how they might be structured.