Friday, March 11, 2016

Matt Ronfeldt's research on teacher collaboration highlighted in Albert Shanker Institute blog post

Tags: educational practice, ronfeldt, teacher preparation

Matt Ronfeldt’s research on the benefits of quality teacher collaboration was the focus of a recent Albert Shanker Institute blog post. Ronfeldt and his colleagues investigated the various, naturally occurring forms of collaboration that exist among teachers in instructional teams across Miami-Dade County Public Schools, one of the largest, urban districts in the U.S.

“(W)e found that schools in which teachers reported better quality collaboration – regardless of the content of the collaboration – had better average achievement gains in math and reading," Ronfeldt wrote. "Assuming that collaboration quality is actually causing schools to be more effective at raising achievement, how did it do so? The most likely explanation is through improving the quality of instruction among the teachers participating in this collaboration.”

To read the entire blog post, click here.


Matthew Ronfeldt is Associate Professor

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