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Q: As we look to encourage the habitual use of effective collaborative learning practices, what is the role of school leaders in creating cultures that nurture collaborative learning among teachers in their buildings? We understand that the principal is critical to implementing schoolwide shifts in how people learn and how they think about learning. I agree completely that what the principal says and does will have great influence on whether, and how well, teachers collaborate in her or his school. There are several actions and elements for principals to prioritize if the goal is to create and support a culture for effective collaborative learning in schools. In each issue, we ask a learning professional to answer your professional learning questions. This month’s response comes from

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Frederick Brown

Frederick Brown (frederick.brown@learningforward.org), Learning Forward deputy executive director.

References

Learning Forward. (2011). Standards for Professional Learning. Oxford, OH: Author.

National Policy Board for Educational Administration. (2015). Professional Standards for Educational Leaders 2015. Reston, VA: Author. Available at www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/Documents/Professional-Standards-for-Educational-Leaders-2015.pdf. ν


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Frederick Brown is Learning Forward’s chief learning officer/deputy, where he leads the association’s business services and membership teams as well as overseeing program content for the Learning Forward Academy and conferences and institutes.


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