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Teachers Need More Time For Planning, Collaboration and Inquiry

Apr 09 2012 Joby Gardener
The Book, The Flat World and Education
Teachers in high achieving nations spend 40-60% of their time preparing to teach and learning to teach well, while most U.S. teachers have little to no time to work with colleagues during the school day.

As we are inundated with calls for measuring teacher performance, weeding out bad teachers, and hiring, firing, and paying teachers according to student performance on multiple choice standardized tests (and…

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