Posted: Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:04am Updated: Fri, 11/09/2018 - 1:25pm

Collaborative Teachers Overview

According to the "5Essentials for School Improvement" framework, all teachers collaborate to promote professional growth in schools with strong collaborative teachers. In such schools, teachers are active partners in school improvement, committed to the school, and focused on professional development.

 

Collaborative Teachers Indicators

  • Teacher-Teacher Trust: In schools with strong teacher-teacher trust, teachers are supportive and respectful of one another, personally and professionally.
  • Quality Professional DevelopmentIn schools with high-quality professional development, professional development is rigorous and focused on student learning.
  • Collective Responsibility: In schools with strong collective responsibility, teachers share a strong sense of responsibility for student development, school improvement, and professional growth.
  • School Commitment: In schools with strong school commitment, teachers are deeply dedicated to working toward the school's vision for school improvement.
  • Collaborative Practice: In schools with strong collaborative practice, teachers observe each other's practice, review assessment data together, and collaboratively develop instructional strategies.
Collaborative Teachers Tool Aligned Indicator(s) Source
Teacher Selection Toolkit for Turnaround Schools School Commitment, Collective Responsibility Public Impact
Teacher Mentor Selection Tool and Mentoring Shifts Teacher-Teacher Trust, Collaborative Practice, Collective Responsibility Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research
Professional Learning Plans Workbook Quality Professional Development, Collective Responsibility Learning Forward

Best Foot Forward: A Toolkit for Fast-Forwarding Classroom Observations Using Video

Teacher-Teacher Trust, Collaborative Practice Center for Education Policy Research, Harvard University
Collaborative Professional Learning Through Peer Classroom Observations Teacher-Teacher Trust, Collaborative Practice, Collective Responsibility New York City Department of Education
Six Steps for Effective Feedback Quality Professional Development, Collective Responsibility Uncommon Schools
Results-Based Coaching Tool Quality Professional Development, Collective Responsibility Diane Sweeney Consulting
Coaching Toolkit for Teachers Quality Professional Development, Collaborative Practice Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practices for Teaching All Students Equitably

Quality Professional Development, Collective Responsibility, School Commitment

Region X Equity Assistance Center at Education Northwest
Fairness, Bias, and Cultural-Responsiveness Checklist for Assessments Quality Professional Development, Collaborative Practice Center for Collaborative Education
Reference
5Essentials is a registered trademark and is the intellectual property of UChicago Impact and the University of Chicago.
The 5Essentials name and likeness may only be used with express written permission from UChicago Impact and the University of Chicago.