Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Professional learning communities have started to develop in schools as an approach to look closely at student needs and implement changes in instructional practices. When teachers come together in professional learning communities they are ultimately collaborating. Through collaborative sessions teachers determine strengths and weaknesses of students and then work together to decide instructional strategies that will potentially lead to an increase in student achievement. The focus of this paper is to examine the benefits and barriers of successful teacher collaboration and also suggest an action plan to address barriers of collaboration for a team of 1st grade teachers.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
John E. Henning
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©2009 Jill Suzanne Schnathorst
Schnathorst, Jill Suzanne, "Teacher collaboration : why isn't it working?" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 1476.