What Kind of Teacher Are You?

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Take Control of Your Own Professional Growth The first step to owning your professional growth is a reflective practice. If you want more from professional development than what is provided by your school, now is your chance to blaze your own trail. Reflective teaching begins by assessing your practice and your environment. This guide to reflective teaching includes a self-assessment and school assessment to guide you in thinking deeply about your practice.

What Makes a Great Teacher? Teaching is a tough job. Some might even say it's less a job than a calling. Semantics aside, being a good teacher requires combination of skills. These include content expertise, patience, creativity, diplomacy, and world-class organization. Even the best teachers regularly find themselves overwhelmed and emotionally drained. Many teachers burn-out from trying to achieve artisan-quality results at factory level outputs. 

Get the Guide, and Get Started In addition to the assessments, this guide includes an overview of the 3-Bridges Design for Learning. This system helps educators balance differentiation and content coverage. All while designing learning experiences that are student-centered and authentic.

Finally, our SMART goals planning sheet will help you turn your reflection into a professional growth plan that actually works.

Complete the activities thoughtfully and honestly - you can share them with colleagues and mentors, or use them for your own private reflection.  


This guide is aligned with The 3-Bridges Design for Learning.

Enhance your teaching expertise by exploring student-centered and authentic instructional models.

Bridge 1: 

Content Coverage

A unique approch to traditional schooling using high-impact instructional strategies that allow the teacher to be more efficient 


Bridge 2: 

Personalized Learning

Students progress toward grade-level standards at their own pace. Teachers reduce grading time and shift into the role of "guide by the side."


Bridge 3: 

Inquiry-Based Learning

By learning through exploration, each student gains something unique. IBL supports content mastery, problem solving, and social-emotional learning.