Deborah Meier was in town yesterday. So we went out to visit Telpochcalli, a small neighborhood elementary school in Chicago's Little Village community. Telpochcalli (named after early Aztec schools) is an arts-focused, dual-language school where teachers work collaboratively to personalize instruction and support each other.
Deborah and I were invited to sit in on a regular Friday event called Teacher Talk where one classroom teacher presented a dilemma she faced in her teaching and listened while her colleagues asked probing question and offered suggestions.
I even got an autographed copy of her new book, Playing for Keeps: Life and Learning on a Public School Playground, co-authored with Brenda Engel and Beth Taylor. You should too.