NEW TOOL: How Teacher Social Networks Support and Constrain Sustainable Reform

Posted on February 05, 2016

If you are a classroom teacher, the support and resources you get from any given educational improvement project tend to come and go over time as the project starts and stops. But, how can teachers continue to improve their teaching practices after a reform project ends? This new tool describes a research study that highlights how teachers can work with each other to continue to take up new practices—or how particular approaches get in their way of doing that ongoing work. This summary of this social network study comes from colleagues Vanessa de León and Annie Allen.