“As kindergarten teachers, we collaborate together often as well,” Keller said. “There’s a lot of sharing ideas, taping notes to each other’s keyboards and talking. I think that’s the best part of my job. Working together with other teachers is powerful.”
Erdmann agrees that collaboration is an important aspect of teaching Common Core standards.
“The biggest thing we have going is that we have fostered PLC’s (professional learning communities) as a way for colleagues to work together,” she said. “It’s a way to help them share the load. We try to provide as much support as they need.”