“Some groups are smarter than others,” “Selecting a smart team,” and “How do you raise a group’s IQ?” are a few topics the DCNTP Board explored when they met on October 28.
It turns out that the key to all of the above is not groups composed of a bunch of brilliant people.
Instead, it’s a set of people who are diverse, know they are valued in the group for their unique viewpoint, and that when they speak they are safe from criticism or judgment. That happens to describe a learning organization, which the DCNTP strives to be.
Other business at the board meeting: the number of scholarships for the 2015 New Teacher Center Symposium on Teacher Induction in February, and ideas for artifacts of our effective practice to share with other programs working with NTC at the New Teacher Induction Network in November .
See the 10/28/2014 agenda with notes for complete discussion of these topics and more, plus links to excellent resources on group collaboration and learning organizations.