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Teachers Teaching Teachers, September 2010, Vol. 6, No. 1

Collective responsibility makes all teachers the best

By Stephanie Hirsh 

Explore how a deeper understanding and commitment to collective responsibility for student success can prepare a school to answer parents' concerns about teacher quality while enlisting parental advocates for collaborative professional learning.

Tools: Explore collective responsibility with others

Engage a team of educators in a discussion about your school's commitment to collective responsibility and aspirations for the future.

Teachers leading: NSDC is Learning Forward

By Joellen Killion

Changing our name from NSDC to Learning Forward provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of names -- for both Learning Forward and those in teacher leader roles. Consider several actions that encourage educators to examine and recommit to teacher leadership.

 

A coach's dilemma: The clang of dissonance can signal a paradigm shift

By Valerie von Frank

Tony Winger is a social studies teacher and instructional coach in Littleton, Colo. Read how he uses cognitive dissonance to get teachers to reconceptualize established frameworks and embrace differentiation so all students can achieve.