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Strengthening the educator pipeline takes shared responsibility

By Suzanne Bouffard
December 2020
Vol. 41, No. 6
As I read through the articles in this issue about building the educator pipeline, the theme that stands out is shared responsibility. Many of the authors go beyond the concept of collaboration — an important and ever-present theme in professional learning — to a deeper notion of collective commitment. Shared responsibility means more than each of us doing our own part; it means that I’m invested in your part, too. The need for shared responsibility has been on my mind a lot lately. In the current historical moment, our only real hope of surviving and thriving is caring about one another and for one another, and not just in an abstract way. The coronavirus pandemic requires us to assume responsibility for each other’s well-being to

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suzanne.bouffard@learningforward.org

Suzanne Bouffard is vice president, publications at Learning Forward. She is the editor of The Learning Professional, Learning Forward’s flagship publication. She also contributes to the Learning Forward blog and webinars. With a background in child development, she has a passion for making research and best practices accessible to educators, policymakers, and families. She has written for many national publications including The New York Times and the Atlantic, and previously worked as a writer and researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Duke University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She loves working with authors to help them develop their ideas and voices for publication.


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