Anrig, G. (2015). How we know collaboration works. Educational Leadership, 72(5), 30–35. This article discusses the difference between an adversarial approach and a collaborative approach between unions and school administrators. It describes how government and communities influence collaboration in schools and offer examples of states, counties, and cities that have successfully improved schools by improving collaboration.
Pieratt, J. (2019). 3 steps to supporting the crusade for better student collaboration. ASCD Express, 14(12). The author of this article recommends improving student collaboration with long-term goals. She recommends three specific practices to help teachers strengthen student collaboration.
Collier, M., Kingsley, K. V., Ovitt, B., Lin, Y.-L., & Romero Benavidez, J. (2017). Fostering collaboration with families of children with disabilities: Online professional development for K–12 teachers. Teacher Educator, 52(2), 138–154. This study draws on an ethic of care and models of parental involvement to investigate the attitudes of educators toward home-school collaboration with caregivers of students with disabilities. Findings suggest positive results through an online professional development program.
Gay, G. (2018). Culturally responsive teaching: Theory, research, and practice (3rd edition). Teachers College Press. Read Chapter 1: Challenges and Perspectives. This chapter introduces readers to the idea of story making as a way to analyze and reform education.
OECD (2019). Future of Education and Skills 2030. OECD Learning Compass 2030. Read Concept Note: Skills for 2030 (pp. 83 – 94). This important report from the Office for Economic Cooperation and Development underscores the significance of social emotional learning and its relationship to collaboration. This chapter also identifies technology skills as critically important and builds on information from previous weeks.
Ross, D. (2020, July 20). It’s time to reassess our understanding of the 4 Cs. Getting Smart. Getting Smart helps education leaders advance their organizations. The author, David Ross, has extensive experience in the field of education reform. The forwarding thinking described in this article recommends a culturally responsive evaluation of collaboration and the remaining 3 Cs.
Aguilar, C. (2015, August 7). The power of the positive phone call home. Edutopia. This brief blog by the author of Onward: Cultivating Resilience in Educators (2018) and several other well-known books about educator development capture the heart of why taking the time to call caregivers of students with positive information can favorably shift dispositions toward home-school collaboration.
Thinking Collaborative. (2019). The seven norms of collaborative work. In R. J. Garmston & B. M. Wellman, Adaptive Schools foundation seminar learning guide. Author. This page has many excellent free resources on collaboration in schools. Scroll down to see the icon for Norms of Collaboration: ANNOTATED NORMS. Click on that icon to review a one-page document that describes each of the seven norms of collaboration (Garmston & Wellman, 2019).