Monday, February 16, 2015

Silos in Education vs Collaboration

Alabama Education Chat Community 
Twitter Chat 
Topic: Silos vs Collaboration 
When: Monday, February 16, 9-10pmCST 

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What are organizational silos? From the Compact Oxford English Dictionary Online, “A system, process, department, etc. that operates in isolation from others.” 

Here are some questions to get you thinking. Actual questions will be posted during the live chat.

  • Would you describe your school or school system as one full of silos or one that is collaborative?
  • Is it important to break down the silos in an organization? Why or why not?
  • What keeps us from breaking down silos?
  • Instead of teachers "going to their classrooms and shutting their doors," how do we deprivatize practices in order to encourage growth?
  • What's your role in reducing or enforcing a silo mentality in your organization?

Also, I would like to express my gratitude to the other co-moderators, Michael McLendon and Holly Sutherland and everyone who is a part of #ALedchat on Twitter and the Facebook page.

Everyone is welcome to join us Monday nights 9-10pmCST for #ALedchat. We value the insights, perspectives, and experiences of those in our PLN.


  1. Looking forward to this chat! Pretty sure I'm still more in a silo environment, but we are moving in the right direction!

  2. The chat was GREAT, Greg, with so many educators who are passionate about eliminating silos. Every little bit helps, so keep chipping away and building a critical mass of those who want a collaborative environment.