Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Teacher collaboration/professional learning in modern learning environment – Stonefields School

We’re all in this together.

Working together to determine what the collaboration and teamwork looks like on a day-to-day basis has been a critical and continued focus of professional learning and team dialogue.

This video illustrates

Domain 5: Professional capability and collective capacity

Evaluation indicator

  • Organisational structures, processes and practices enable and sustain collaborative learning and decision making

Key content

  • The Modern Learning Environment means teachers are working more closely together ‘at the time of teaching’ than ever before
  • Opportunities for ‘incidental learning’ are frequent and the visibility of others practice can accelerate personal professional growth
  • Relationships become critical including strategies to address what’s not going well
  • Need to develop the capacity in everyone to have the ‘hard to have conversations’
  • Learner-focused problem solving
  • Modeling collaborative behaviours to learners

Things to think about

  • What is it that effective teams do?
  • What characterises their interactions?  


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