Collaboration helps first-year teacher overcome fears

04/17/2008 | Teacher Magazine (free registration)

As a first-year teacher Sarah Henchey said she felt inexperienced and incompetent, but when asked to join a professional-learning communities team, she found a culture that encouraged collaboration. As she gained a voice, she found her more experienced colleagues didn't dismiss her as she had feared, but appreciated her unique perspective, and provided her with invaluable mentoring.

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