Published from 2005 to 2013, this newsletter explores the challenges and rewards that teacher leaders, coaches, mentors, instructional specialists, lead teachers, and master teachers face.

Teachers Teaching Teachers, March 2010, Vol. 5, No. 6

Teachers Teaching Teachers, March 2010, Vol. 5, No. 6 Newsletters From isolation to partnership: ESL co-teaching leads to teacher leadership By Andrea Honigsfeld , Maria Dove Meet three English Language Learner specialists who are building the ESL expertise of their general education peers and expanding learning opportunities for students through a variety of co-teaching models….

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, February 2010, Vol. 5, No. 5

Teachers Teaching Teachers, February 2010, Vol. 5, No. 5 Newsletters Peer learning labs put teacher practice under the microscope By Valerie von Frank With the help of instructional coaches, teachers in Thompson School District (Colo.) examine a focused question around their own practices and invite peers to their classrooms to observe and collect data. This…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, December 2009, Vol. 5, No. 4

Teachers Teaching Teachers, December 2009, Vol. 5, No. 4 Newsletters Weekend wisdom: Stimulus funds boost professional learning and add Saturday option By Valerie von Frank The $100 million in stimulus funds that Milwaukee Public Schools received helped the district’s budget, even as state aid was cut. Of the stimulus money, 15% is allocated to professional…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, November 2009, Vol. 5, No. 3

Teachers Teaching Teachers, November 2009, Vol. 5, No. 3 Newsletters Building bridges: Data help instructional coach make vital connections with teachers A new instructional coach seized the opportunity to gather data about her performance at Rockwood School District (Eureka, Mo.) when she became part of a district committee to develop a formal evaluation instrument for…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, October 2009, Vol. 5, No. 2

Teachers Teaching Teachers, October 2009, Vol. 5, No. 2 Newsletters Sharpening skills for our century An assessment of the competencies students will need to succeed in this changing world lead an Indiana middle school to transform instruction through professional development. Teachers and students alike experienced a shift as student-directed learning replaced one-size-fits all projects and…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, September 2009, Vol. 5, No. 1

Teachers Teaching Teachers, September 2009, Vol. 5, No. 1 Newsletters Districts harness the expertise of classroom teachers School leadership isn’t just for principals anymore. When teachers share in meaningful decision making, everyone benefits. (Available to the public.) By Valerie von Frank  Tool: Measuring collaborative norms Raise awareness of staff or team members’ use of collaborative…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, May 2009, Vol. 4, No. 8

Teachers Teaching Teachers, May 2009, Vol. 4, No. 8 Newsletters Tackling behavior from all sides Principals and teachers have the largest discrepancy on this issue among all school conditions explored in the 2008 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Past, Present, and Future. By Valerie von Frank Tools: Effective behavior support self-assessment survey Assess the state…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, April 2009, Vol. 4, No. 7

Teachers Teaching Teachers, April 2009, Vol. 4, No. 7 Newsletters Learning cycle spins individuals into a team What do teacher leaders need to do to create a climate for successful learning teams? Focus on six areas and smooth the way for collaboration. By Valerie von Frank  NSDC tool: The professional teaching and learning cycle Six…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, March 2009, Vol. 4, No. 6

Teachers Teaching Teachers, March 2009, Vol. 4, No. 6 Newsletters Values and clarity build classroom language What can teachers do to create a climate of safety in their classroom that leads to higher levels of learning? These tips from Paula Denton of the Northeast Foundation for Children will help teachers find new ways to communicate…

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Teachers Teaching Teachers, February 2009, Vol. 4, No. 5

 Teachers Teaching Teachers, February 2009, Vol. 4, No. 5 Newsletters Call to action: Landmark study on professional learning calls to teacher leaders NSDC has commissioned a three-year study of the status of teachers’ professional learning in the United States. In the first phase of the study, Linda Darling-Hammond and a team of Stanford researchers report…

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