Collective Efficacy, Massive School Improvement - Principal Tribe

Collective Efficacy, Massive School Improvement

Collective Teacher Efficacy Massive School Improvement - Principal Tribe

Collective efficacy is the ability of the school to create a culture that improves that overall performance of each teacher and educator. A school with high collective efficacy shares the belief they can meet the needs of their students and are able to improve the learning of all students.

Schools that harness the power of collective efficacy can create lasting success for students and teachers. The impact is beyond a test score, but it does show on test scores.

Thoughts on Collective Efficacy

A leading author and educational consultant shared John Hattie’s groundbreaking research synthesis:

This graphic accurately captures the incremental nature of improvement when schools rely on collective efficacy:

And it goes deeper than just improving schools. Collective efficacy is about a community who learns together, creates together, and succeeds together. Here’s a reflection:

How do you Create Collective Teacher Efficacy?

Here are a few great resources for answers to that question:

Books for Collective Teacher Efficacy

If you’re looking to lead a book study or facilitate a PLC bookcamp, we recommend the following resources.

Collective Efficacy: How Educators′ Beliefs Impact Student Learning

Leading Impact Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy

Quality Implementation: Leveraging Collective Efficacy to Make “What Works” Actually Work

Creating Conditions for Growth: Fostering Teacher Efficacy for Student Success


Schools that harness the power of collective efficacy can create lasting success for students and teachers.

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