Teaching Conditions

Transform Teaching Conditions Using Data

The Teaching Conditions Toolkit assists states and districts in understanding what teaching conditions are and how improving key aspects of teaching conditions can raise teacher retention rates, strengthen positive school culture, and create a more positive teaching and learning environment. The 5-part toolkit includes the following modules:

  • Module 1: Understanding Teaching Conditions: An Overview
  • Module 2: Collaborative Data Interpretation
  • Module 3: Stakeholder Engagement
  • Module 4: Root Cause Analysis and Action Planning
  • Module 5: Monitoring

The GTL Center team offers customized services and supports for states and districts interested in facilitating all of the modules included in the Teaching Conditions Toolkit. For support with facilitation or access to modules 2-5, please click the button below to contact us.

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We offer services to support use of this tool, including: 

  • Expert Consultation
  • Single or Multi-Day Workshops
  • Supports for Action Planning and Early Implementation

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Explore Module 1: Understanding Teaching Conditions

Module 1 contains materials to implement a work session that builds the knowledge and capacity of leaders and staff members from regional comprehensive centers (RCCs), state education agencies (SEAs), and local education agencies on how to use teaching conditions data to improve working conditions to recruit and retain educators. Module 1 includes a facilitator's guide, a slide presentation, and four supporting handouts.

Read the Facilitator's Guide

Insights on Diversifying the Educator Workforce: A Data Tool for Practitioners Data Tool GuidebookThe Facilitator's Guide provides suggestions for structuring the work session, notes on how to implement suggested activities, talking points to be used with the slide presentation, and customization points to help you think about how to organize the work session for your participants.

Featured Project

Improving Teaching Conditions in High-Need Schools: Chicago Public Schools

The GTL Center, Midwest Comprehensive Center, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) partnered with nine schools to improve teaching conditions, teacher voice, and support for mentors of new teachers. AIR staff helped both CPS and school teams collect and analyze their teaching conditions data and identify actionable next steps.

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