I get almost all my ideas for how to improve my teaching from K-12 teachers, and almost nothing from folks in higher ed, and the folks in higher ed who do have the biggest influence on me are almost always instructors, like myself, not professors whose position depends on research, not teaching. I'm guessing in an Ed School you'll see some attention paid to teaching (although the irony of Ed School profs teaching about teaching but who don't like to teach because they only want to do research is not uncommon from what I've seen... I'm at an R1 university)... but as a general rule, the neglect of teaching in higher ed, especially at research universities, is something I will never get used to. I left high school teaching to become a college instructor because of the lack of freedom in the K-12 teaching world... but here we are at university, and I see very very very few of my colleagues doing much with the incredible freedom that we have. To me, that is sad. I will be curious to hear more about your experiences.