Making Time for Collaboration

Making time for collaboration, a key element in creating a professional learning community, is a challenge. Not only is the school's master schedule effected, but the schedules of families, community members, and even bus companies, are effected as well. This list illustrates some of the strategies schools and districts have taken to create the prerequisite time for collaboration.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The resource includes reminders of the various groups impacted by a change in the school schedule
Classroom Considerations

  • The effects of changing the master schedule to provide for collaboration time will be far reaching; it requires district and community support and early planning
Pros

  • A link to a site that provides more suggestions for how to make time for collaboration is included
Cons

  • None