Friday, 9 September 2011

40% Collaboration Time?

Arthur really introduced a hot potato when he stated that he expected his junior school TL to spend 40% of her time in the classroom. It seems a huge chunk of valuable time to be put on collaborating with other stake-holders within the school, but is it a waste?

Earlier this semester the forum was alive with students sharing stories of TLs in their schools who hid away in the library, working their way to retirement. Surely by actively participating in the learning environment of the school is one way to ensure that the TL does not become an individual within the school.

As we have identified in our readings so far this semester, there are many ways of classifying and naming the roles that we fulfil but we also need to ensure that our valuable time is achieving positive results for the entire school not just the library.