Following up on Bill Ferriter's post on supporting Professional Learning Communities, I offer up a challenge for teachers and administrators to ask themselves five questions about how embedded collaborative time for teachers is utilized in schools. Doing our jobs well is so intellectually demanding, yet I often find myself engaging in valuable collaboration and learning outside of school hours. How about you?
Should PLC structures encourage not only student learning, but teacher curiosity and intellectual growth as well?
This post originally appeared on SmartBlog on Education, and it was also shared via ASCD Smartbrief on Monday, September 15th.