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Are teachers empowered to make collective decisions quickly in the best interests of the students?

Resource: https://www.teacherpowered.org/inventory/autonomies

 Is mutual trust omnipresent in the organization’s culture?

Resource: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2018/03/17/ten-ways-to-build-trust-on-your-team/#3b4419e32445 

Are teachers and students free of undue pressure relative to high-stakes tests that leads to unhealthy competition?

Resource: https://www.aspenideas.org/session/beyond-test-scores-educating-whole-student-success

Are teachers creating a cohesive team where they are more willing to openly share their resources with each other?

Resource: https://dschool.stanford.edu/news-events/creating-more-cohesive-teams

Are inter-school rivalries kept in check so that teachers can freely collaborate with peers in the same district, network or region?

Resource: https://www.alfiekohn.org/article/fun-fitness-without-competition/

Have teachers shifted their focus from information dispensaries to learning guides who curate resources and validate student knowledge?

Resource: http://inservice.ascd.org/from-teacher-to-learning-guide/

Do teachers regularly use resources from other teachers outside the school?

Resource: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/open-source-learning-adam-haigler

Do teachers have sufficient time and structured activities that help them reflect on their practice?

Resource: http://www.kappanonline.org/time-teacher-learning-planning-critical-school-reform/

Do teachers have time and space for co-planning and peer observations?

Resource: https://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin297.shtml

Is experimentation, risk taking, and failing forward encouraged regularly?

Resource: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/tanuja-ramchal/7-lessons-in-failing-forward-from-a-google-employee_b_9602924.html

Are teaching practices oriented towards cultivating innovative, outside-the-box thinking in students?

Resource: https://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/08/03/innovative-classroom-490/?all

Are teacher evaluations based on a wide variety of criteria so that tests aren’t seen as overly emphasized and collaboration is viewed as essential?

Resource: https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/policy-papers/beyond-ratings/