Middle School Journal
Teachers -- Training of -- United States, Professional learning communities, Middle school education -- United States -- Philosophy, Middle schools
The purpose of this article is to explore organizational models for teacher learning that are being used in middle level schools, including common planning time, professional learning communities, and critical friends groups. After offering a brief definition of each model of teacher learning, we describe the theoretical underpinnings of the models, summarize the relevant research regarding the use of these models, and offer concluding remarks with implications for middle level education.
Caskey, M. M., & Carpenter, J. M. (2012). Organizational models for teacher learning. Middle School Journal, 43(5), 52-62.