How does isolation affect teachers?

04/17/2012 | Atlantic online, The

A recent study shows teachers spend about 3% of their day collaborating with their colleagues -- meaning that educators most often plan lessons, teach and reflect alone. However, the writers of this article suggest that more be done to encourage collaboration among teachers -- as has been done in Finland and Japan. To accomplish this goal, they suggest a common nationwide curriculum, more investment in teacher training and support for collaboration that will help improve teaching and learning.

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