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How Indiana Schools Are Fighting A Decrease In Teacher Collaboration Time

Second grade teachers at Anderson's Eastside Elementary School meet before school on a recent Wednesday morning. The teachers are sharing student quiz results and swapping teaching strategies as the principal (at center, faced away from the camera) takes notes.

It’s no secret that job dissatisfaction among teachers has reached an all-time high. But among the predictable factors behind this trend — shrinking budgets, increasing class sizes, frustrations over policy — there’s another reason that’s not talked about as much: not enough teamwork. In a recent survey, 36 percent of U.S. teachers reported seeing time […]

Mailbag: Teaching Testing As A Literary Genre

Is it “mumbo-jumbo for ISTEP preparation” — or a “clever” approach to getting ready for high-stakes tests? Last week’s post on a Bloomington charter school’s practice of teaching a short unit on standardized testing as a literary genre garnered quite a few varied reactions. (If you missed the post, check it out here.) A shortened radio version […]

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