* Josie discusses the first step in having a good community of practice: begin with teachers’ assets and build trust. She also emphasizes the importance of face-to-face communication.
* Aurelio talks about the tragic mistake of talking down to teachers and treating them as if they don’t have any knowledge or experience of real value.
* Josie and Aurelio recount a pilot project they collaborated on many years ago around teacher renewal. The project helped the teachers to recapture their "original joy and energy and commitment and passion to make a difference with children."
* Aurelio and Josie discuss a second element to an effective teacher community of practice: connect teachers with their peers and validate each others’ experience.
* Aurelio explains the importance of capturing and sharing the knowledge base amassed within in a community of practice.
* Josie and Aurelio talk about the need for teachers to improvise, and how that skill is actually developed through experience in the classroom.