As mention in Part 1 on this topic, it is vital that collaborative time is used both effectively and productively given its finite availability in schools. When precious time is established to allow collaboration there are plenty of aspects of education that teachers can work together on and not using the time when it is given is simply not acceptable.
Once areas for teacher collaboration are established it is vital that the time is used systematically for best results. There are two levels of responsibility involved in making sure this happens:
1. The collaborative teams and their leaders must be held responsible for their use of the time given.
2. School leaders must provide every possible support for team leaders, as getting all teachers to collaborate is easier said than done.
In terms of making sure effective use is made of the time their are a number of things leaders…
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