1st Edition

TeamWork Setting the Standard for Collaborative Teaching, Grades 5-9

    TeamWork: Setting the Standard for Collaborative Teaching, Grades 5–9is full of captivating stories and insightful conversations. The teamers provide an honest and richly detailed explanation of collaborative teaching in action. They deliver the straight scoop on teaming, offering insights on these and other key topics: How to shape a shared purpose for learning by mining the talents of students and colleagues How to build strong partnerships with parents, principals, and other key people who influence the lives of young adolescents How to deepen curriculum integration by cutting the fluff.This insider' s guide to teaming reveals the conversations, the conflicts, and the collegial sharing that enables teachers to collaborate so that every member of the team can meet the highest standards of professional practice. For new teachers and seasoned veterans alike, TeamWork provides a powerful foundation for achievement.

    Introduction Taking a Giant Step Forward; Part 1: Strong Relationships; Chapter One: Learning to Work with Colleagues; Chapter Two: Show Them How Much You Care; Chapter Three: Let's Get Acquainted; ChapterFour: Creating a Culture of Achievement; Part 2: Connected Content; ChapterFive: Cutting the Fluff; ChapterSix: Unifying the Curriculum; Chapter Seven: “Everything Is Related”; Part 3: Reflective Teaching; Chapter Eight: Looking in the Mirror; Chapter Nine: Catch Them Before They Fall; Chapter Ten: Final Thoughts


    Amanda Mayeaux, Monique Wild, and Kathryn Edmonds were the Disney Teach-er Awards “Teacher of the Year” in 2006, the fi st team to earn the top honors in the national competition. In addition, this interdisciplinary team from Dutch-town Middle School in Geismar, Louisiana, received the Outstanding Middle School Teacher Award and the National Youth Service Award from Disney in 2006.

    Monique, Amanda, and their colleagues also earned the Teams That Make a Difference Award from National Middle School Association in 2002. Amanda, a National Board Certified Teacher, is the associate principal for grades seven to nine at Donaldsonville High School. She received the National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation in 2003. Monique, who earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, currently works as a master teacher at Donaldsonville High School in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Kathryn is an eighth-grade special education teacher and a team member at Dutchtown Middle School.