Are teachers empowered to make collective decisions quickly in the best interests of the students?
Is mutual trust omnipresent in the organization’s culture?
Are teachers and students free of undue pressure relative to high-stakes tests that leads to unhealthy competition?
Are teachers creating a cohesive team where they are more willing to openly share their resources with each other?
Are inter-school rivalries kept in check so that teachers can freely collaborate with peers in the same district, network or region?
Have teachers shifted their focus from information dispensaries to learning guides who curate resources and validate student knowledge?
Do teachers regularly use resources from other teachers outside the school?
Do teachers have sufficient time and structured activities that help them reflect on their practice?
Do teachers have time and space for co-planning and peer observations?
Is experimentation, risk taking, and failing forward encouraged regularly?
Are teaching practices oriented towards cultivating innovative, outside-the-box thinking in students?
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?