Collaborates and cultivates productive relationships with staff, students, parents, administrators, and community to improve learning.

What Effective Teachers Will Do

Effective teachers collaborate regularly with their colleagues – other teachers, administration, staff, students and parents – to improve student learning. They inform parents about their child’s educational progress on a regular basis and respond to questions or concerns in a professional and timely manner.

What Effective Teachers Consider

What personal traits do I have that inhibit productive relationships with my staff, students, administrators and community?

  • How to be an Effective Teacher/The First Days of School
    (Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong, Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc., 2008)
    The effective teacher works cooperatively and learns from colleagues. A true professional and effective teacher is a learner who learns along with the students.
  • Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College
    (Doug Lemov, Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2010)
    Great teaching is an art. Teachers who are better at teaching the skills measured on state tests are more often also the teachers who are effective at teaching broader higher-level skills.
  • How Full is your Bucket?
    (Tom Rath and Donald Clifton, Gallap Press, 2004.)
    Even the briefest of interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health, and longevity. Increase the positive moments in your work and your life while reducing the negative.
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