ENGAGE AND COLLABORATE
WITHIN A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
Teachers collaborate with others in the
profession to provide the best support for their learners with respect to programming, instruction,
and advocacy. They also continue their own professional learning.
Some Practices for Principle 6:
Teachers collaborate with one another
Exemplary teachers collaborate with others in the profession to provide the best possible support for their learners. They meet with colleagues to co-plan and share their expertise about second language acquisition as well as instructional techniques appropriate for students at different levels of proficiency.
Teachers are fully engaged in their profession.
Teachers participate in continuous learning and ongoing professional development and they also reflect critically on their own classroom practices. They develop leadership skills so they can be a resource in their school and get involved in designing programs and developing curricula.
How can you become more engaged in your profession?