Teacher efficacy: Four lessons learned from a decade of research

Rob Klassen
University of York, UK


            Today’s teachers are subject to pressures—internal and external stressors and expectations—that were unthinkable a decade or two ago. With an increasing focus on teacher quality and the measurement of teaching effectiveness, teachers are expected to excel in improving student achievement even as economic challenges, education policy changes, and the increasing domination of technology on social interactions change the way we teach.


Reflections on Teaching: Building Teacher Efficacy and Professional Capital

 Jim Parsons, PhD
Professor, Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta

Jean Stiles
Principal, Jasper Place High School, Edmonton, Alberta



The Power of Team Teaching

By Susan Paton

Regardless of the extent of the co-teaching effort, some basic planning should precede implementation of a new program or service… planning not only is useful in preparing for implementation, but also is important in clarifying, for all involved, the specific expectations and changes that the program entails (Cook & Friend, 1993, p. 16)


The Power of Friendship

By Lorna Sutherland

Lorna is a PHD student in Elementary Education at University of Alberta and teaches with Edmonton Public Schools



Becoming an Efficacious Action Researcher: A Traveler's Guide

by Cathryn A. Smith

Contract Faculty University of Winnipeg
Sessional Instructor University of Manitoba
Sessional Instructor Graduate Studies Brandon University
Faculties of Education