Jennifer Medbery, founder and CEO of Kickboard, a next-generation gradebook-as-a-platform, guest blogs on Education Week this week.

In her post, All I Really Need to Know About Collaboration I Learned in Kindergarten, she shares three ideas for fostering collaboration among educators, including:

  1. Start a faculty meeting with the personal histories exercise from 5 Dysfunctions of a Team.
  2. Adapt these three questions to ensure the daily routine is beneficial and creates a greater visibility between classrooms.
  3. Move all the teacher desks into the same room to encourage exchanges of ideas. IdeaPaint the walls to create more dry erase surfaces.

See the full article, here.

Kickboard is a next-generation gradebook-as-a-platform. Using Kickboard, teachers collect, analyze and share mission-critical data, including multiple assessments, standards mastery, reading growth, 21st century skills, parent communication and, most uniquely, student behavior and character strengths. The platform is built by educators for educators and offers a simple yet powerful web-based dashboardto increase alignment, consistency and real-time visibility of student performance across classrooms.  Visit www.kickboardforteachers.com to learn more.