Entries Tagged as 'Collaboration'

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

What Makes a Great PLC?

By Robin Fred
The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
Professional Learning Communities are all the rage in education.  But what makes a great Professional Learning  Community, and why is it important to foster one?  Almost 20 QTL instructors gathered in Raleigh for an annual  meeting are discussing that question, and their collective reflections on the subject [...]

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Making Writing ‘Click’ with Students

Shantele Raper teaches eighth grade in Osceola, AR. Her middle school is in an impoverished area of the Arkansas Delta, but she has a great story of student achievement to tell. This month one of her students won first place in the Invest Write national stock market competition sponsored by the Council for [...]

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007


Diane Ross
The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
One of the hottest topics I hear from educators is about Inclusion; integrating Special Education students with regular students. This past week, I visited a school in South Carolina, where I observed an inclusion math class. The math teacher and the Special Ed. Teacher taught the [...]

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Future-Ready Teachers

Rachel Porter
QTL Senior Instructional Specialist

Recently a colleague gave me a piece of paper with what looks like a paper doll with a backpack on it. This paper doll student is covered with little text boxes containing attributes like ‘literate consumer of media’, ‘multi-lingual’, ‘capable technology user’, ‘critical thinker’, ‘strong team contributor’, and on and [...]