School Leadership and Teacher Collaboration

September 21, 2016

By Robert Rothman

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I thought of the Shanghai teachers' experiences recently when I read about a new study that looked at the effects of teacher teams. The study, by researchers at the University of Washington, Stanford University, and Vanderbilt University, found that when an effective teacher joins a teacher team, students of all of the teachers in the team improve their mathematics scores. In addition, the study found that when an ineffective teacher joins the team, the other teachers' students' performance does not go down. In other words, teacher collaboration benefits all teachers, and all of their students.

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