The Top Priority: Teacher Learning

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January 2010

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The Top Priority: Teacher Learning

When collaboration is embedded in teachers’ work and supported by leadership, meaningful professional learning and improved teaching follow. School redesign demands that practitioners make fundamental shifts in their beliefs about reaching all students. This Principal Leadership article, written by Education Northwest's Rhonda Barton and Julia Kassissieh, looks at school leaders that have been successful in shifting professional support toward effective teaching through embedded learning opportunities for teachers that promote focused collaboration around student achievement.