The Effective Teacher GPA tool includes teacher behaviors aligned to the Teaching ALWAYS Actions and the research presented in Chapter 1.

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1. For each item below self-reflect on your teaching practices and provide a grade of A, B, C, D, or F for each item. Once completed, use your Teacher GPA to reinforce best practices outlined in Who's Engaged? Climb the Learning Ladder to See and to improve on those areas that will help you consistently perform at a high level.

  A B C D F
I judge my ability to teach by how well my students learn rather than how well I teach content.
I am comfortable with others judging my ability to teach by how well my students learn.
If I leave school knowing many of my students did not learn as I expected, I determine that I did not teach very well that day.
I take full responsibility when my students fail to learn.
I do not blame students or their parents for my students failing to learn.
I do not move to another concept until my students have mastered the one at hand.
Each day I clearly communicate what is expected of my students.
My students clearly see how one day of learning builds on the next day of learning.
I give my students ample time to practice learning tasks before I make a judgment about how well they learned.
I do not assign a daily grade to my students’ work when they are practicing learning tasks.
I create opportunities where my students receive continuous and specific feedback that helps them improve.
I consistently recognize my students’ strengths.
Once you enter a grade for each item above, you can calculate your GPA by assigning a grade the following numbers: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, and F = 0. Add up the total across all items and then divide by 12. This will calculate your GPA!

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