TITLE

Avoid Learning Community Burnout

PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook;Mar2008, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers tips to teachers on how to reinvigorate and sustain learning teams in teacher professional learning communities. A team needs a clear roadmap and destination. Thus, it is significant to set short term, doable benchmarks that the team can achieve. Try new teaching strategies and create a rubric, matrix, lesson plan, or a video of team members using a particular strategy the team is working on.
ACCESSION #
33955203

 

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