Indicator 4.6 – Eastern Middle School - DEMO
Teachers have regularly scheduled time to learn from one another.
This indicator examines the quality and quantity of teacher-to-teacher professional development in your school, including meetings and planning periods.
- How do teachers provide professional assistance to their colleagues? What are the most effective ways of providing this assistance?
- How willing are teachers to seek and accept assistance from colleagues?
- What changes in current attitudes, skills, and relationships are needed to develop high quality teacher-to-teacher professional development?
- Encourage groups of teachers to work together over time to enhance instructional practice. Keep an inventory of classroom practices. Document recommendations for program design. (You can use this activity with Indicator 11.)
This indicator is related to the School culture and organization nourishing a culture of reflection and collaborative inquiry section of the Next Steps resources.
Survey Questions for Indicator 4.6
How long is your typical regularly scheduled planning period with teachers or other colleagues?
- Q17: (above)
How often do you meet with teachers or other colleagues for your scheduled planning period?
- Q18: (above)
During the past 12 months, how often did you participate in the following activities related to teaching?
- Q19A: Regularly scheduled collaboration with teachers or other colleagues, excluding meetings held for administrative purposes.