Most teachers want more time to collaborate with their peers. And while it’s often nice just to get together and catch up, we also want to make the best possible use of our limited precious time together.
On their excellent Transitioning to the Common Core blog, educators from Boston Collegiate Charter School share one approach to making meetings efficient and effective. BCCS uses a “Problem of Practice” protocol—abbreviated POP—to structure discussions around implementation of the standards. Here’s how they describe it: