Sunday, January 24, 2010
What can we gain through collaboration?
Teacher collaboration for most professional teachers is not a norm. In many schools teachers know each other as colleagues by name and have little teacher-to-teacher interaction. They work on their own, prepare lessons on their own, solve instructional and classroom management problems on their own and on occasion seek the help of their administration and colleagues. It is through collaboration within schools and through other resources such as online networking sites that teachers can learn to improve their own teaching skills and learn new ways to incorporate technology into their lesson plans to improve student learning. I believe many teachers have developed a stagnant form of teaching in which year after year they use the same lesson plans and never change them. In order to become a better teacher and educator a teacher must evolve with the times and their lessons must evolve as well. Collaboration is the key for teachers to learn how to incorporate and utilize technology successfully into their classrooms.
Posted by Pam G. at 6:40 PM