Section 3: Increasing collaboration and communication using OGT data

Finding Time to Collaborate

Although collaboration is vital to continuous improvement, it is difficult to fit into already busy schedules. The following list contains ideas for District Leaders, School Leaders and Teachers looking to find time throughout the school day—and school year—to incorporate best practices for collaboration:

The most important consideration to address when incorporating scheduled collaboration time into the school day is to provide structured time during the day. By making structured collaboration a priority, schools can address the key issue that teachers say prohibits them from creating the type of continuous improvement that is often asked of them (Raywick, 30).