The LA Times had a story about the great success of one district that gave teachers freedom to plan- no pre-planned lessons, no pacing guides just high standards and teacher creativity.
I loved to read about it. So I posted a comment on its site:
S. T. Flemingat 9:55 AM April 25, 2012Collier and Thomas (2004) write of the “Astounding Effectiveness of Dual Language Education for All” and it is true. I also believe that when teachers are given the freedom to create they invest themselves in the teaching and the learning. Keep up the great work!!