To Peter Booth,
Your point about time is very important. I would wholeheartedly agree that
to make the notion of reviewing research important, the school culture
starting with the administration, must make time for staff to do this work.
The example from Maine, mentioned in my previous email, in fact did make
time to do so. When I reflect on the hundreds of staff meetings that I
have attended, the most influential ones were those where we discussed our
craft. In my opinion, too many staff meetings focus on "nuts & bolts"
issues and not on the importance or depth of our work.
I hope you can influence your school to consider spending time at every
staff meeting or reserve a certain number of staff meetings to discuss
teaching and learning.
Keep the conversation going.