Imagine Schools in Which Teachers Are Students
Sparks, Dennis, Journal of Staff Development
In this issue of JSD, Mary Ann Smith describes (p. 10) how teachers who are members of ongoing groups improve their teaching of writing by demonstrating and discussing effective classroom practices, writing and sharing drafts of their writing with colleagues, and engaging in professional reading and discussion with peers. These processes, Smith says, "generate and build knowledge and community among participants."
In another article (p. 47), ReLeah Cossett Lent offers another approach: "At every faculty or department meeting, as well as at all study sessions, allocate time for writing, if for no other reason than to demonstrate the importance of this vehicle for deeper learning …
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Publication information: Article title: Imagine Schools in Which Teachers Are Students. Contributors: Sparks, Dennis - Author. Magazine title: Journal of Staff Development. Volume: 27. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2006. Page number: 4. © National Staff Development Council Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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