Study establishes connection between teachers working together to study their teaching and specific changes in classroom practice

WASHINGTON, DC—April 15, 2010—Teachers are more likely to make deliberate changes in their teaching practices when they work collaboratively and systematically to solve instructional problems, according to a research study published by Dr. Brad Ermeling in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education.

“International research shows us that teaching is a cultural activity, and the routines we learn as teachers are very difficult to change,” said Dr. Ermeling. “This study is noteworthy because it’s one of the first to trace a connection between teachers working together...

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