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Measuring Teacher Effectiveness with KRAs

What are the qualities of an effective teacher?  How do both they and we know what success looks like, both in the classroom and at the school in general?  We’ve developed Key Result Areas (KRAs) to help answer these questions.  As it states in the introduction to our Teacher KRAs:


“The purposes of these KRAs are to a) define our areas of responsibility in our roles as MY teachers, b) set actionable tasks for ourselves to promote improvement and achievement in our teaching roles, and c) provide ourselves with language to communicate about what teaching success means.


….  The expectation is not that anybody is perfect in all of these areas at every moment, but that we as MY teachers know what we need to do so that we can strive to achieve success.”


These are helpful in keeping us all focused on the same goal and moving in the same direction and should center on results.  Some examples of our Teacher KRAs are:


    • Students make choices in each lesson, take charge of their own learning, actively use English for communication, discover content themselves, and construct language through a need to use language.


    • A teacher can explain the rationale and goals of classes and activities.


    • Students exhibit a growth mindset toward difficulties and challenges, including the use of skills and strategies for coping with unfamiliar language and stressful situations.


    • Students are engaged, enjoy, and express interest in lessons.


    • Students can recognize their progress toward the goals of the course.


How do you measure the success of your teachers?  What criteria do you use?



Books/Articles I’m reading:

    • The Peacemaker’s Code by Deepak Malhotra –


    • コンビニ人間 by 村田 沙耶香 –


    • Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant –

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