As an educator, I found community in professional development groups and a master's program that included fellow teachers. I was fortunate to find the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) early in my career, where I became part of a community with which to learn, laugh, plan, and reflect. As a cohort of teachers, we conducted investigations to increase our own content knowledge while considering best practices for working with our students. Later in my career I had the privilege of leading one of the Collaboratives, and worked to establish similar cohorts and build a community of educators which spanned grade levels and crossed school and district lines.
Jennifer as part of the Camp MSS learning community, October 2017