1. We shared this with our principal and she loved it. Teachers can learn so much from each other. I have kept some of the other posts you referenced in this one as part of my internship portfolio. Thank you for all that you share!

  2. Hi Jessica,

    You know, every time I read your blog I am inspired by what I read. Thank you!

    To encourage staff to learn from one another, there are a number of things I have done in the past. This year is very different because we have had a year of job action, which has meant very little communication with the teachers, unfortunately. There have still been some informal sharing though – more talking with teachers one-on-one about particular strategies other teachers may be using. Prior to this year though, I have been a part of:
    – having teachers share at staff meetings
    – providing teachers with collaboration time to share with one another – usually using a school goal as a focus
    – sharing during primary/intermediate meetings
    – providing time for teachers to observe one another – in our school, and in other schools.

    I wanted to start a blog for teacher – well, I did, but because of job action, I had to put it on hold. As part of the blog, I was going to start a wiki entitled, something like, “Caught you doing something great…” Because it would be a wiki, anyone could add things other teachers are doing. I was also planning to add things that I observed – even photos of projects completed by students. Well, that was the plan. It will have to wait until next year though.

    I did start a blog called our school Success blog for parents though – where we focus on the wonderful things that are happening each day at our school.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Jessica!


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