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Collective efficacy


A team’s shared belief in their ability to make positive change. It develops in a self-reinforcing cycle: as a team experiences success, they build skills and confidence, which in turn make them more likely to persist, adapt, and improve in similar future situations. Teacher-powered, wherein educators have the autonomy to make decisions they know work for their students, is collective efficacy in action.

About the Glossary

This glossary is a collection of terms related to teacher-powered schools — namely, terms around teachers, leadership, governance, collaboration, and teams.