Teachers Working Smarter Not Harder

By on May 1, 2012

One of the themes at our school this year has been teachers working smarter and not harder.  During one of my classroom visits I saw something I wished I would have used when teaching the writing process.  Two teachers teamed up and combined their classes.  The students were randomly placed in groups and given a critical reading assignment.  While the students worked on the reading assignment, one teacher monitored their progress while the other met individually with students to give them one-on-one feedback on their writing.  Not only did this change things up for the students, it allowed them to work with different partners around a critical reading activity and gave the teacher time to meet with her students who needed that extra help.   This was a great example of teachers working together smarter not harder.

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