Tools for Learning Schools, Fall 2015, Vol. 19, No. 1

A team learning cycle is the means for embedding learning in the day-to-day work of teachers, putting their teaching challenges at the forefront and providing support when they need it the most. The five learning stages described here guide the work of a team whose members share collective responsibility for the success of a group of students as well as each other.

Tool: Applying the team learning cycle

Use or adapt this tool to map out a learning team schedule based on the cycle of continuous improvement.

Tool: Plan for team growth

Monitor how well your team practices several key habits of an effective learning team.

Tool: Team progress self-assessment

Team members can use this tool to assess and discuss several measures of meaningful teamwork.