St. Johns County School District August 17, 2010 “Creating Professional Teaching Partnerships that result in maximum student achievement and rewarding teacher professional growth.”. Lead and Associate Teacher Partnership Training . Purpose.
Collaboration is a process:
It involves several stages in their development as partners. Lead and Associate Teams will begin to know one another at deeper levels, get clear about their purpose/goals and ground rules, surface and address the inevitable conflict that such work elicits, and become effective at performing their work in a manner that satisfies both the task and their own interpersonal expectations.
Successful student achievement and growth is an inclusive process. The saying is true…
Together Everyone Achieves More!
Think of the implications of two teachers, working together for student achievement. Twice as many opportunities for small group attentions, one on one interactions, and engagement, with half as many interruptions.
No quick to judge
Sense of humor
Support each others weaknesses and utilize each other’s strengths
Trust in the Work Environment
The Language of Trust
Make sure each Lead and Associate Team
Decide when to discuss the vision, classroom layout, behavior structure, and expectations for each other.
Make sure your daily schedule has regular shared planning time together.
If you have questions or conflicts,
go to each other first.
Preserve your mutual sense of trust and loyalty.
If something is still unknown or unresolved,
go to your administration who will seek district support if needed.