Accountable and Collaborative

For transformational change to occur in international schools, common understanding within the school is critical.  Recently I reread a chapter from Stuart's  (2016) Global Perspectives.   In this section, Singapore American School teacher Joshua Curnett highlights  the challenges when international teacher cooperate.  These obstacles come from a different perspective  of how the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) model  (Dufour, Dufour, … Continue reading Accountable and Collaborative

Trusting Activities

It would make sense that collaboration is effective when there is trust between the collaborators. However, this conventional wisdom is not easily translated in many schools (Tschannen-Moran, 2009, 2014).  Such shortfall is not the fault of these schools, but it is inherent in the school's  organizational structure and system.   Sometimes the hierarchy of roles within an institution inhibits the fostering of trust. … Continue reading Trusting Activities