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Teaching often does not include the opportunity to share with a colleague its joy and despair; how to address the multitude of split second decisions you must make on a daily basis; what to do when a lesson fails; how to address the concerns of an irate parents; or where to find resources when needed.... Time works against us.... Hallways and lounge conversations aren't adequate. Through case writing, we have finally found the precious time to reflect on our experiences.
Whipp, Joan; Wesson, Caren; and Wiley, Theresa, "Supporting Collaborative Reflections: Case Writing in an Urban Professional Development School" (1997). College of Education Faculty Research and Publications. 76.