EdCo has a collaborative tool just for you!
We spend the bulk of our days working to facilitate learning amongst our students - teaching them to collaborate and use our content to solve problems in their lives and in the world.  There is a good reason for that!  A large body of research tells us that when students learn together, that learning goes deeper and is retained longer.  Peers that learn together address and clarify misunderstandings, increase their higher-order analytical skills as they work together to understand diverse perspectives, and are more likely to put learning into practice.  
We are learners too! So, the same is true for us!  When teachers collaborate, we gain more intricate understanding of pedagogies that best support our students and lead to higher student achievement.  
AND we take care of ourselves too!  Teacher collaboration lowers teacher stress and improves morale.  Collaboration gives us tools to make our day-to-day more manageable.  Sometimes it's in the materials we share with each other, making our planning better; sometimes it's in the support we receive that improves our emotional wellness; sometimes it's in having the space to speak freely to our peers and navigate challenges.  Collaboration is directly correlated to feelings of support and success as educators.  
So let's collaborate!  Subscribe to EdCoWNY's Teacher's Lounge for professional development opportunities, content free-talks, group planning sessions, access to our teacher's blog page, and more!
Every teacher who subscribes by EOB on February 1st will be entered into a drawing for FOUR GIFT CARD PRIZES!  Winners will be drawn and announced on February 2nd, and winning teachers will be able to choose from:
  • $25 Gift card to EmTea Coffee Cup ( or Spot Coffee - both Buffalo's own!
  • $25 Gift card to Teacher's Tools and Treasures (Cheektowaga's own teacher supply store!) or Teacher's School Supply (
  • $25 Gift card to Zawadi Books (Buffalo's own independent book store!)
  • $25 Gift card to DoorDash (which you will hopefully use to buy lunch from a WNY-owned eatery