The Power of Informal Relationships

These teachers discuss how informal exchanges of ideas benefit their practice.

  • How can leaders maximize the effectiveness of informal teacher relationships? 
  • What can teachers do to foster these types of relationships? 
  • What types of conditions lead to collegiality among teachers positively impacting instruction?
  • How can you ensure that teachers are given the opportunity to expand their thinking and consider new perspectives? 
  • How can you tell if these types of relationships between colleagues are actually benefiting students? What are some tangible examples of potential positive outcomes?