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Leading the Way to Collective Teacher Efficacy

What is collective teacher efficacy and why is it important? Collective teacher efficacy is when teachers have a shared belief that their collective actions will have a positive effect on student achievement. This is especially important for improving student outcomes.

It’s hard to believe that there are teachers who do not have a positive self efficacy and yet, this happens often with little recourse. In addition, this can translate into teachers feeling as though they don’t have a collective teacher efficacy, which can inhibit a school from moving forward and improving student achievement.

School leaders are vital to this. They must support, guide, and nurture self efficacy and collective efficacy with their teachers by monitoring instruction and providing feedback to their teachers. School leaders need to ensure that teachers have opportunities to collaborate with each other in order to set goals and measures and collect evidence of student learning. School leaders need to provide resources for teachers and nurture a positive school culture where there is a shared vision of learning and teachers believe that they have impact on student outcomes.

Leading the way to collective teacher efficacy is vital to positive student achievement. School leaders need to collaborate with their fellow leaders and with their teachers. Teachers and principals need to know that what they do each day is the key to student learning and as a school, collectively, they make a difference in the lives of their students.

When teachers collaborate, have the resources they need, and believe in their ability to impact student outcomes, they will move a school in a positive direction. School leaders must invest in their teachers and lead the way to student success.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. — Nelson Mandela

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