Administrators must first model collaboration if they expect teachers and students to engage in it, Derek Hatch writes in this blog post. Hatch, an assistant principal in a school in Canada, offers nine elements for making collaboration work, including shared leadership and drawing on the strengths of other members of the team. "True collaboration is a very important skill and it is something that I believe that we need to teach to our students ... both directly and by example," he writes.

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